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Teen Scientist Develops Revolutionary Sepsis Diagnostic Test with HRV Integration

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Teen Scientist Develops Revolutionary Sepsis Diagnostic Test with HRV Integration

Meet Sai Sangeetha Balaji, a high schooler from the Houston area who is making herself known in the world of science! We met Sai through her mother, Malathy Muthu, also a scientist, who is currently working with HeartMath’s research team on various citizen science projects.

When Sai shared her own groundbreaking research project with us, we jumped at the opportunity to learn more about the person behind the innovation. And what we learned about her bright mind and wise heart, we are excited to share.

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Teen Survey Results Are In!

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Teen Survey Results Are In!

We recently conducted a survey to better understand teenage mental health and well-being, aiming to eventually create a virtual support space for teens. We especially wanted to hear directly from teenagers and from those close to teens. The overall response has humbled us, and the input has better informed us. In the 96 surveys completed, your feedback showed some common perspectives and concerns and perhaps one very strong takeaway for our own reassurance.

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Out with the Old / In with the New

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Out with the Old / In with the New

Out with the old / In with the new is a continuous journey of discovery and transformation. It’s how we can create a new and better life. Within the process of moving from old to new, many of us are experiencing old issues we thought were healed or cleared coming up again. This is natural, especially during times of accelerated change in society. Rather than feeling discouraged, there is a more hopeful view. We can see these as traces of old patterns we no longer need coming up for more complete clearing. And here’s the best news: As old issues get cleared, this creates room for new heart-based perspectives and guidance to come in, which we all need in today’s times of intensity and change.

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Unveiling the Global Consciousness Project 2.0: A Journey Towards Unity and Understanding

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Unveiling the Global Consciousness Project 2.0: A Journey Towards Unity and Understanding

What is the Global Consciousness Project 2.0?

The Global Consciousness Project 2.0 (GCP 2.0) is a research-based journey into understanding the depths of our connection with the world around us. By delving into the intricate relationship between individual and global consciousness, the project seeks to explain how our shared experiences and intentions can shape our world – even helping to bridge divides and promote greater care and well-being globally.

As we examine the impacts of large-scale emotional events and collective heart-focused meditations on the global consciousness field, it encourages us to ponder our own capacity to influence positive change on a grand scale and inspires us to envision a world where our collective heart-based intentions pave the way for a brighter future for humanity.

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Exploring the Little Brain in the Heart: A Journey Into Heart-Brain Communication

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Exploring the Little Brain in the Heart: A Journey Into Heart-Brain Communication

Introduction: Unveiling the Heart’s Mysteries

Did you know that the heart, often thought of merely as a pump, has a brain of its own? This remarkable idea, backed by neurocardiologists and numerous scientists, underscores a more profound communication between the heart and the brain than previously understood. In 1991, Dr. J. Andrew Armour introduced the groundbreaking concept of the "heart brain."

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HeartMath and Mental Health for Teens in Minnesota

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HeartMath and Mental Health for Teens in Minnesota

Our story with the St. Louis County School district of northeast Minnesota begins during School Year 2022 with the outreach of local social worker and Project AWARE Mental Health coordinator Alicia Dick, who contacted us in hopes to incorporate self-regulation techniques and heart-rate variability (HRV) measurements in her expanding work with students and staff within the county’s schools.

Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, also referred to as the SAHMSA grant, the district purchased a set of emWave Pro devices for district support staff who work with individuals and groups of students across the county. We conducted three professional development sessions virtually during the school year and stayed in close contact with the project lead as she organized and expanded their well-being efforts throughout their schools. Some schools created regulation rooms where they invited students to take a moment to calm themselves or get ready for an upcoming test, sporting event, or perhaps even an important conversation. HeartMath techniques, including Heart-Focused Breathing™ and Quick Coherence™, were offered as optional tools. The emWave Pro’s built-in games supported students’ regulation and building of inner coherence.

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C20/G20 2023 - Helping to Shape Initiatives for Well-Being

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C20/G20 2023 Helping to Shape Initiatives for Well-Being

In a world where dreams often seem out of reach, it’s natural to wonder if our aspirations can become a reality. However, the power of the human heart holds the potential to rekindle hope and ignite action. This story explores this remarkable capacity of the heart, demonstrating that it can bring us closer to achieving some of our most inspiring dreams.

A Collective Vision Takes Shape

In December of 2022, after I was formally invited and accepted to consult for the global C20 event, a collective effort started. I posed a set of questions to my community of Heart Ambassadors®. Imagining a consultation with the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries: "What would we want them to know? What would we advise them to do with their resources?"

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Compassionate Latitude, Navigating Life With Our Hearts Leading the Way

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Compassionate Latitude, Navigating Life With Our Hearts Leading the Way

In these times of uncertainty, the need to show compassionate latitude towards others and ourselves is of utmost importance. It carries with it an attitude of understanding that most people are doing the best they can based on their stress overload, anxiety, and the clouded thinking so many are experiencing. The need for more compassion and latitude is a profound necessity that emerges as we witness rising stress levels, global discontent, and ever-widening divides among individuals, communities and nations.

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Heart Coherence Training May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Heart Coherence Training May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent report by the Alzheimer’s Association, it was revealed that over 6 million people in America are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This devastating disease slowly erodes the minds of people we love and care for, but a ray of hope has emerged with a groundbreaking study that suggests heart coherence training developed by HeartMath Institute (HMI) may offer help to millions of individuals and potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Heart coherence refers to a specific rhythmic pattern of heart rate variability (HRV), which is the variation in the time intervals between consecutive heartbeats – the beat-to-beat changes. To achieve heart rhythm coherence, individuals are guided to consciously slow their breathing while engaging in specific techniques developed by HeartMath. These techniques typically involve slow-paced heart-focused breathing while self-generating positive emotions such as calmness, gratitude, appreciation, or compassion.

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Forgiveness is a personal decision we have to make in the quietness of our heart. At times our spirit gifts us with the inspiration to forgive and release energy blocks with each other and ourselves. These cause our heart to shut off which creates glitches and separation in our relationships.

Many people feel separation and lack of deeper connection with friends or family because, in the past, they were emotionally hurt by them. Learning to release these feelings of disharmony is a powerfully effective tool for personal peace and happiness. It’s understandable why we feel it’s appropriate to hold onto bitterness and anger because this habit has been handed down from generation to generation and passed off as normal.

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