Lorie Halliday

Lifestyle Writer

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I write about wellness, travel, food and the environment. I also like writing about people's life stories. Visit my website for collaboration.

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Mental Health and the Importance of Mindfulness Meditation

Mental health is everybody's business. Feeling mentally well is as important as being physically healthy and it benefits everyone and every aspect of our human experience. That's why many people and organizations have taken mental health as one of their priorities, especially during these times of crises.

Destination Deluxe
06/29/2020
How an Indoor Garden can Improve Your Wellbeing

Being outside and spending time in nature, whether walking in a forest, by the coast or even just sitting in a garden, can really help us feel mentally and physically refreshed. By now, you probably have heard of the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, which is summed up as spending time in nature, and the belief that doing so is beneficial to one's health.

Destination Deluxe
07/16/2020
Dance Offers Physical, Mental and Emotional Health Benefits

Dancing could be the most unique form of exercise. An energetic social activity, that occupies the space somewhere between a night on the town and team sports. It has held various important social functions in societies around the world, so there must be as many different dances as there are cultures.

Destination Deluxe
08/10/2020
Vipassana Meditation - Seeing Things for What They Are

Many of us can relate to the word "hangry" (hungry and angry) because it's a known fact that when we're hungry, it can be a struggle to be nice. It's easy to catch ourselves being "hangry" in the moment, but it's difficult to change our reaction to a grumbling stomach.

Destination Deluxe
09/25/2020
Health Benefits of Seaweed - more than just a Superfood

A scientific journal published a couple of months ago proposes that the antiviral properties of various seaweeds may help us find the solutions for the coronavirus pandemic Seaweeds are also "a promising bioresource for the future," said a report funded by the European Union called PEGASUS, citing that the demand for seaweed is growing in Europe.

Destination Deluxe
09/30/2020
How to Achieve Mental Clarity - Destination Deluxe

Unwanted noise and activity in our brain can make us feel anxious or depressed, and unable to concentrate. Just as clutter in our homes can affect our mood and outlook, clutter in our minds can do the same thing. So, we can associate the process of achieving mental clarity as a form of spring-cleaning for the mind and senses.

Destination Deluxe
10/26/2020
Entheogen Plant Medicine - A Beginner's Guide

Entheogen plant medicine has been used for the purpose of spiritual development for thousands of years in indigenous ceremonies all around the world. Increasing amounts of scientific studies are giving weight to the positive effects of entheogens on patients with depression and anxiety, especially in the case of the terminally ill.

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Sound Healing for Mind and Body

Every cell in our body vibrates. As humans, we are incredibly sensitive to vibration, from the rapid movement of an insect's wing to the seismic effect of earthquakes. Our ears have evolved over millions of years to convert vibrations from our environment into audible information for our brain.

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