It’s tempting to think that you need the tropical beach, the hammock by the lake, the walk in the woods, the yoga retreat or the special meditation cushion in order to feel the “ahhhhh” of inner peace. We all have certain props or places that we use to jump start that special sensation of anchored contentment. [Read more…]
Here is how sleep affects fitness… Health professionals report that chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders are associated with increased sedentary activity. Less sleep can shorten your workouts by time and effort over two weeks.
Restorative sleep has the opposite impact of disrupted sleep, which can lead to increased daily weariness and physical lethargy. A good night’s sleep makes for a more energized and productive day, and you may have seen this effect after a particularly restful sleep cycle. [Read more…]
There is a growing recognition of PTSD thanks in part to an increase of knowledge and efforts to de-stigmatise mental health challenges. If you are struggling with heightened emotions, and behaviours you regret, do source support from a local therapist who is skilled at The Rewind Technique or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is important to note, PTSD is not amenable to talking therapy alone. And how long since your trauma was experienced is unimportant as long as it is around or more than 6-weeks! [Read more…]
We thank our guest Kurtis Wilcox for sharing these great tips with us.
Restoring energy inspires a more positive outlook on life, which is no fun for those who are over-worked and suffering from constant stress. This article will help provide easy, gentle, and effective ways to relax and recharge after work for better sleep, brighter mornings and a bigger smile. [Read more…]
Tracie Johnson here shares some quick tips on some lifestyle changes that can benefit us as we head into our thirties.
By the age of 30, we all start feeling some of the natural effects of aging. Aging is not something we’re able to avoid, but we can minimize its impact. Healthy lifestyle choices lessen the side effects normally associated with age. Let’s take a look at five ways we can start living healthier now.
1. Sprinkling Activity Throughout Our Day
Most of us work rather sedentary jobs, hardly getting up during the day. Every once in a while, we’ve got to move our body around. Otherwise, our bodies begin to stiffen, making movement painful. Try getting up once an hour to walk around the office. Remote workers could simply take a walk through their neighbourhood. Just a few minutes of activity can help to negate muscle loss. [Read more…]
Together with the team at Nuna, we created a page that that gives you 50% discount off Nuna. I highly encourage you to at least try out the app and see how it can help improve your mental wellbeing. [Read more…]
Welcome to our guest author, April Sutphen on behalf of The Mindful Gamer looking at the truth or myth of video game addiction.
Over 2.5 billion people worldwide play video games. This figure includes mobile games, gaming on a console, and using a PC. The reasons why people game is far-reaching with stress relief topping the list. [Read more…]
A night-time routine could help you fall asleep soundly – or not. Most folks don’t think about their night-time routine let alone plan it out well. Guest author, Sheryl Wright, shares three things you can add to your nightly regime so that you can drift off into the best night’s sleep. [Read more…]
We welcome guest author Gabie Lazareff, a certified health coach, yoga teacher and freelance nutrition & wellness writer. After years of navigating the messy waters of mental health, her mission is to share her experiences and advice with others.
Through breathing, the simple practice of breathing, with intent on a regular basis can help to decrease anxiety. But how does breathing decrease anxiety? And what does breathing have to do with yoga?
We welcome Stefanie Simyone who looks into the topic of loneliness, something that we can all experience from time to time. Stefanie is a freelancer and mother of two who after experiencing a toxic relationship, worked on how to put it all behind her by helping others to become self-aware and build healthier relationships.
Some behavioral experts believe that the discomfort associated with loneliness is a “wake-up call” that warns us of social isolation. In ancient times, a person had almost no chance of survival on their own. Why do we still fear to be alone?