Want a Healthy Relationship with Food? Learn the Connection Between Weight Gain and Stress

June 29, 2022

If you’re feeling the psychological or physiological effects of stress, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2021, eighty percent of the US population suffer from stress. These feelings can manifest in numerous ways, such as the way we eat and what we eat.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

8 Surprising Uses for Essential Oils

April 07, 2022

Essential oils have been popular for centuries, but some people are just discovering them. If you're new to essential oils, you may be unaware of all their many uses and health benefits. However, even if you’re a long-time fan, don’t miss out on these often overlooked ways to utilize essential oils.

To help you out, we compiled a list of eight surprising uses for essential oils you might not know about.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

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Getting Your Office to Work for You: A Feng Shui Checklist

March 23, 2022

Second, only to the bedroom, the office is where you spend most of your time—certainly your waking time. If you’re exposed to something that doesn’t feel right, it can negatively impact you and play out in any number of ways.

There could be a conflict with authority figures, a drop-off in business, employee problems, morale issues, or you may feel like you have reached an impasse and can't seem to move forward. You may have lost your juice around your business or may feel as though there’s something else you should be doing. You might feel you’re underpaid and under-appreciated. Or perhaps [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Habits for Health

13 Ways to Practice Self-Care during the Holiday Season

December 14, 2021

While the holiday season is full of magical moments, it is also a season full of stress, anxiety, and, sometimes, grief. Visiting relatives, buying gifts, feeling travel anxiety, and missing lost loved ones can make for an overwhelming time of year.

You deserve plenty of “me-time” on the off-days that you aren’t celebrating the holidays. To help you make the best of the season, we have curated a list of 13 ways to practice self-care during the holiday season. Relax, unwind, and get ready to relieve yourself from holiday stress.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

Speed Up Brain Fitness with Simple Brain Exercises and Brain Training

November 30, 2021

Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist and founder of the Amen Clinics, believes that our brain is the hard drive of our souls. That’s a radical statement, but the brain is the command center of our entire system. Without a working brain, we lack self-identity, cannot interact with the world, and lose the ability to learn, grow, and experience life.

As it becomes increasingly evident that habits are the key to optimizing our health, including brain fitness, brain function, cognitive health, physical and mental health, it’s crucial that we develop healthy habits. To do so, we need to be mindful of [...]

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Top 3 Natural Remedies and Exercises for Calming Anxiety

September 21, 2021

I’ve become very adept at recognizing when my anxiety has reached beyond a healthy level, a critical awareness to manage stress. What are the symptoms? I can feel the blood rushing, and my heart feels like it is beating out of my chest. Thoughts seem to swim through my head, and my breathing becomes shallow—I feel as though I am on fire. It can happen very suddenly, and there I am, awash in emotion.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

Can Mindfulness Relieve Your Headaches?

December 19, 2020

Almost four percent of the world’s population suffers from headaches. While they vary in their symptoms, headaches can be an annoying and painful problem. There are many ways to help control headaches, such as with medications, but they often come with their own concerning side effects. Because of these side effects, it can be beneficial to consider using natural remedies for headaches and a holistic healing method like mindfulness. This article will explore how mindfulness works and how it can relieve your headaches.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Combat the Holiday Blues with These Simple Tips

November 25, 2020

When the seasons change and the holidays approach, many people experience a building sense of excitement. Just the thought of decorating, shopping for gifts, planning holiday get-togethers, and organizing family travel is enough to make some people feel merry. If thinking of the holidays doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, however, you’re not alone.

If you’re worried about the holiday blues and feeling the pressures of the pandemic, here are some simple tips to keep your mental, emotional, and physical health in balance all the way through to the New Year.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Deep Breath: the Best Yoga Poses for Anxiety

October 10, 2020

With its unique combination of spiritual, athletic and breathing practices, yoga has now fully conquered the West. For many people, yoga offers a chance to stop and slow life down amid a hectic schedule. Yoga has definitely made it to the mainstream, with dozens of yoga studios to choose from. And it's not surprising due to its positive and profound impact on health and well-being.

We've compiled a list of the best yoga poses to combat anxiety. They are not a panacea but have been found to be helpful in countering worry and anxiousness.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

Posted in Habits for Health

Support Optimal Health with Essential Oils

September 08, 2020

COVID-19 showed us how quickly our lives and health could be turned inside out. The pandemic wreaked havoc with not only our physical well-being but our mental and emotional health as well, increasing depression and anxiety by as much as twenty-five percent. Regardless of the health challenges, there are natural ways to support your health worth your attention. One such method is by utilizing nature’s healing properties of essential oils.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

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