Healing from complex PTSD: 4 tips from mental health advocate Madeline Popelka

Complex PTSD

Many of us have probably heard the saying “healing isn’t linear.” But for anyone struggling with complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (c-PTSD), the path to healing may be hard to see at all. C-PTSD is a specific form of PTSD that is now gaining recognition in the mental health community. While PTSD typically develops after […]

7 ways to heal and calm your nervous system

heal nervous system

There’s no hiding from the fact that we’ve all got a lot going on. From work stress, to family commitments, to social events, to trouble in the news – our nervous system can bear the brunt of it all. We’re also under increasing societal pressure to eat well, exercise regularly, be productive, achieve our dreams, […]

Heal Magazine Issue 01 is now live!

issue 01_Heal Magazine

We are excited to announce the launch of the Heal Magazine app, something that has been in the works for a long time. Now, next to the blog articles on our website and our social content,  we can offer you more in-dept content in the form of video, audio, essays and beautiful art.  Inside issue […]

8 Natural Remedies for Sleep

natural remedies for sleep

Do you find yourself tossing and turning for hours? Or lying in bed staring at the ceiling begging for sleep to come? Or checking the clock constantly hoping that you’ve not spent half the night awake? You’re not alone – insomnia and sleep troubles affect many of us. Struggling to sleep well often stems from […]

Unlearning trauma responses: 5 tips

unlearning trauma responses

When we hear the word trauma we often think about a big event like; abuse, neglect or a car crash, basically a big bad thing that has happened. Although these examples are indeed traumatic events, trauma is a much more expansive experience. We can all recall an event when we did not feel seen or […]

7 ways to naturally stimulate your vagus nerve

naturally stimulate vagus nerve

The human body is wonderfully complex and extremely fascinating. Almost every inch of it has an important role in making sure the machine runs smoothly. This is especially true for the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve of your body. It is crucial for your mind-body connection. When it’s off, you may find you’re not […]

4 tips for a healthy gut

4 tips healthy gut

Is there a direct connection between our diet and our mental health? The short answer is yes -and the explanation lies in our gut. Our digestive system is host to a staggering 100 trillions of microbes (mostly fungi and bacteria of different kinds) – that’s 9 times more microbes than there are cells in our […]

How to incorporate breath work into your daily routine

Incorporating breath work into our daily routine might seem like a strange thing to strive for. We breathe naturally everyday – why do we have to park time aside in our already busy schedules to breathe? This is true – we inhale and exhale without even thinking about it and we take around 20,000 breaths […]

A toolkit for preventing or soothing anxiety attacks

Enduring a panic or anxiety attack is tough. Many come with sudden overwhelming surges of fear, panic or stress that take over your whole body. They can have both physical and emotional symptoms such as difficulty breathing, sweating, shaking, pounding heart and chest pain. Unfortunately, they are becoming more and more common due to the […]

An introduction to the Ayuervedic Doshas

ayurvedic doshas

Ayurveda has been around for a long time! It dates back well over 5,000 years and its name is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayuh’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘veda’ meaning science or sacred knowledge. Therefore, it roughly translates as ‘the sacred knowledge of life’.  At its core, Ayurveda is a holistic tradition and a way […]