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How women can save our nation from violence
by Linda Egenes
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9 March 2016
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''While I certainly support more women rising to prominent positions in government and the workplace and receiving equal pay for equal work, I think that we should also remember that every one of us can make a difference,'' says health writer Linda Egenes.
''Every woman—whether she is working as a police officer, a teacher, an executive, or staying at home to raise her kids—is a force for good in this world. There are many ways we can increase our positive influence on others.'' One is to ''take steps to reduce stress. . . . Women who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique experience a deep state of rest that naturally dissolves both day-to-day and deep-rooted stresses. Just 20 minutes of TM twice a day can create an amazing sense of renewal and revitalization.''
Highlighting over 380 scientific research studies published in prominent journals, validating the stress-reducing, peace-creating benefits of TM, Ms. Egenes quotes researcher Dr. Sarina Grosswald: ''When severe stress shuts down the prefrontal cortex, which is like the commander-in-chief of the brain, TM rebalances the brain chemistry and creates the brain waves associated with settledness. As you repeat the experience of TM over and over, these brain connections get stronger, and the connections related to trauma begin to fade away.''
Ms Egenes concludes, ''Women tend to be givers—in the workplace, as we have seen, and especially at home. With so many responsibilities to nourish others, we can often forget our most important responsibility of all—to nourish ourselves.'' Regular practice of TM ''creates such a profound state of rest and heightened state of awareness that it creates a domino effect of positive change, from greater creativity and mental clarity to reduced heart disease, blood pressure, anxiety and depression . . . by creating more happiness within ourselves, our families and all those around us, we are making a positive and powerful contribution to peace in our troubled world.''
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