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April 17, 2020

    No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.

    There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

    Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.

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    Could you use a good laugh?

    Book - Laughter YogaThis definitive guide by the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement will show you how to giggle your way to good health!

    Bring laughter into your life at any time of day — no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humor!

    Laughter yoga is all about voluntary laughter — how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli,

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    One night, Kartar Diamond’s very talented 15-year old son walked into the living room and shouted, “every musician in L.A. is stealing my ideas!” and went back into his room.

    Minutes later he came back, belt in hand, and began whipping the couch and shouting with escalating paranoia. Little did Kartar then realize, the journey into hell had begun.

    As her son crumbled before her eyes, Diamond powered through the endless confusion and ineffectiveness of the modern mental health care system and demands not only a diagnosis,

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    Posted by Bernie Corsten, Reiki Master at Dragonfly Spiritual Healing, Director of NAMI Northwoods.

    “Our homes are mirrors of ourselves. Through them we can interface with the universe.” – Denise Linn

    Book - Sacred SpaceEverything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including your home and its contents.

    This energy can profoundly influence your ability to be healthy, loving, creative and abundant.

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    NAMI BASICS is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

    The online OnDemand program is guided by parents and family members with lived experience, and is self-paced and available 24/7, giving you the flexibility to participate in the course on YOUR schedule.

    NAMI BASICS is available online for FREE through NAMI BASICS OnDemand:  https://basics.nami.org

    Read more about it here: https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Basics

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    The Wausau Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers, and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

    The hallmark of a NAMI support group is leveraging the collective knowledge and experience of the other participants. It can offer you practical advice on addressing issues related to mental illness and your loved one and gives you the appropriate space to have your personal needs met so that you can provide the best possible care for your family member.

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