It can be easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays. There is so much stress with possible traveling, buying gifts, having family in town, etc. While you may look to holiday movie binges or an Read More
As we officially enter the holiday season, anxiety can become palpable. Between changes in routine, visiting family or having them visit you, the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming and stressful for children and adults alike. Questions Read More
What will your Thanksgiving look like in the new normal this year? From the traditions you’ve heard of before to the more creative options, there’s something for everyone. The most important thing to remember is Read More
Expressing gratitude has become trendy; these days, you can easily find a stock of gratitude journals and notebooks at your local stationery store or bookseller, or search for tips on how to express gratitude in Read More
Most people think that it takes months, or even years, to see the benefits of a lifestyle change. Well, nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, many lifestyle changes can yield noticeable, even Read More
Meditation is an essential part of finding a harmonious way to live with yourself and those around you. For many, it can often be hard to find the proper location to meditate, often finding their Read More
Happiness is a state of mind that we all aim to achieve, but modern life has led us to be in crisis about what will make us happy. We are relentlessly bombarded with messages that Read More
The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time. Read More
There may have been times in your own life when you have felt that physical sensation we refer to as “heartache.” This feeling of pressure or discomfort in the chest and throat may occur when Read More
Meditation is exploring. It’s not a fixed destination. Your head doesn’t become vacuumed free of thought, utterly undistracted. It’s a special place where each and every moment is momentous. When we meditate we venture into Read More
Mindfulness is the state of being more present and aware of what you sense, feel and experience. It’s a great way to cope with stress and relax. Researchers are exploring the effects of diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, and other factors on the immune response, both in animals and in humans. In the meantime, general healthy-living strategies like mindfulness make sense, the practice comes with other proven health benefits.
Practicing gratitude is a good antidote for stress as well. In studies, burned-out healthcare workers who performed acts of gratitude — such as remembering three good things or writing gratitude letters — reported positive effects on their well-being after a few weeks.
Throughout our days we tend to notice more things that are not going well and pay little attention to positive moments. We are likely to feel better when, in the midst of a hectic day, we recognize and remind ourselves about all the gifts we have in life.