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Positive Thinking & Health

Studies have indicated a strong link between positive mindsets and health. A positive mindset lessens the inflammatory damage of stress, reducing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular-related issues.  Reducing your cortisol level also decreases the chance of developing infections or chronic complications. Cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, is involved with: – Controlling inflammation – […]

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Posture & Mindfulness

It’s easy to get into the habit of slouching, whether you are scrolling on your phone or typing away on your computer.  Being mindful about your posture can help to relax and reduce shoulder tension. The Healthy Back and Healthy Postures series are a collection of stretches and exercises designed to help release body tension […]

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Neurotransmitters & Exercise

In stressful situations, our brain releases increased levels of stress hormones which cause our bodies to react in several ways. Mental stress can materialize into physical problems, like chest tightness or headaches. We may feel overwhelmed, irritable, or maybe even a little sweaty.  Finding ways to combat the stressors we encounter in our day-to-day lives […]

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How To Stay (Physically and Mentally) Healthy during COVID-19

As the months of March and April were primarily spent at home as an effort to flatten the curve, we each took steps to create a new sense of “normal”—developing new routines that could function under social distancing policies and federal restrictions.  As a result of the Coronavirus, feelings of emotional distress have arisen around […]

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How To: Get The Beauty Sleep You Deserve

Sleep is an essential component of life: we need sleep to function, to feel well-rested, and to establish separation between our days. But, while sleep is important, it is not always easy to achieve a good night’s rest. In fact, millions of Americans struggle with sleep deprivation.  Before going to bed, people often run through […]

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Sa-Ta-Na-Ma For Peace Of Mind

Our minds are incredible entities capable of life-changing and health-reversing abilities.  Sometimes though, this powerful vehicle can get overtaken by negative thoughts, leaving us susceptible to illness and a poorer quality of life.  In order to quiet the whirlwind of negative thoughts, memories and societal expectations that can fill our minds, discover the healing and mind-clearing power of […]

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Smiling Can Trick Your Brain into Happiness

  “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes, your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   Did you know that this spiritual reflection on human nature by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is also proven by research? Heather C. Lunch (Texas A&M University), Nicholas A. Coles and Jeff […]

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The Science of Breathing | Ujjayi Breath

Breathing is something that we do all day, every day, typically without thinking. It’s automatic and intuitive and without it, well, we wouldn’t be alive. There are a lot of functions in the body that work without thinking and psychologists have developed an analogy to categorize how our brain processes this type of thinking versus […]