May 19, 2017
How Exercise Can Improve Mental Health
It's clear that exercise can help improve your physical health but did you know that exercise is actually one of the best ways to improve your mental health too? Running, dancing, swimming, walking, and even gardening is shown to enhance your mood and improve your overall mental wellbeing.
When you exercise your brain releases feel good neurochemicals called endorphins which act as natural pain killers and can "bring about feelings of euphoria and general... Read More
May 4, 2017
The Importance of Reading at all Ages and How it Contributes to Health.
As a child I remember my parents reading me children's books. Eventually, I'd heard the books and seen the illustrations so many times I could recite them by memory. I may not have been a child reading prodigy, but at this time, I was developing relationships with those who took the time to share stories with me, exercising my memory, and learning how to connect with experiences other than our own.
Elementary and middle... Read More
March 22, 2017
The Idea of “Filling Your Cup” and the Power of Positivity.
You know that feeling when you get into a funk and it seems so much easier to mope around and be negative than it does to try and come back from it? How about this? Are you still grumpy if someone smiles at you or does a nice gesture like hold the door for you or pay your toll fee on the highway? These are proof that little positive gestures can go a long way.
There are two main ways I like to create and share positivity within my own... Read More
March 2, 2017
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Do you ever feel like you're in a fog or “out of it” during stressful times? Being mindful can actually help alleviate these feelings. You may have heard of the term “mindfulness” but may not understand what it means to be mindful. According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness is “a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment” and is considered a “state and not a trait” that can be practiced.
Being mindful is being aware of... Read More