Stress Relief

The Immeasurable Value of Meditation for Coping During the COVID-19 Crisis
The past few weeks have seen an unprecedented increase in mental tension, anxiety, and fear spanning the globe. With the COVID-19 virus reaching pandemic proportions and new cases being reported each day, this is a crisis unlike anything most people have experienced in their lifetime. While government and local agencies are working tirelessly to contain the outbreak, you might find...
How to Create a Splendid Staycation During a Pandemic
A staycation might not sound so enticing during the time of a pandemic. Staying at home certainly means something much different than it did just six months ago. Where you previously may have craved some downtime to relax on the couch for a long weekend, now, depending on your unique circumstances, that may feel like just another day. Or perhaps...
Vitamin "R": Relaxation, Establishing a Practice for Rejuvenation and Renewal
A daily dose of vitamin R can be one of the healthiest things to incorporate into your everyday life. Here are six relaxation techniques to try.Many people find themselves asking the question, “What matters most in life in a time of uncertainty?" A top answer is peace. It seems to be a rare asset these days, but it's a practice...
Embrace Social Distancing in 6 Easy Ways
You are socialized by your caretakers from the day you are born, but what you start to learn is that your external world holds the cues on how you need to be. You take on patterns of behaviors, thoughts, and actions from others to navigate the world. You form a connection through contact, share emotional experiences with others, and bond...
Comfort in the Darkness: How Sleep Will Help Us the Most Right Now
In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, Hamlet the character begins a soliloquy, asking himself, “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” He is contemplating life vs. death, pondering mortality and the meaning of life. He speaks of dreams, “For in that sleep of death what dreams may come…” Yet, while Shakespeare, through Hamlet, dove into the very heart of...
Yoga for Immunity and Well-Being
It is understandable to be flooded with worry about the developing pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19). News and social media feed the frenzy and the world is abuzz with uncertainty. Preparedness and precautions are recommended, necessary, and helpful, but did you know that medical experts have found that fear and anxiety actually weaken the immune system? Guiding yourself to be...
Restorative Yoga: The Basics + 5 Poses
There are certain physical movements that are so beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit that they can be practiced daily or weekly. Gentle yoga poses that stretch the body and help to calm the nervous system are wonderful additions to any daily ritual. Incorporating restorative yoga poses such as Child’s Pose, Legs Up the Wall, and gentle spinal twists...