Can showing gratitude actually help in reducing our stress? It turns out, by being appreciative, we can actually decrease our cortisol level (stress hormone) which in turn decreases our stress.
We’ve heard the saying, “Don’t worry, be happy.” It sounds like a positive philosophy. Unfortunately, struggles can happen and we are faced with the reality that life isn’t always comprised of happiness free of worry.
The parks are filled with people enjoying the outdoor activities. We notice others simply walking and soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. The colors of nature surround us as we embrace the new season. There really is a “spring in our step,” which gives us a nudge to get going and become more active.
Sleep habits have a profound impact on our well-being. If we don’t get adequate sleep, it affects the way we start the day. Try our tips for a better night's sleep.
Moving wellness forward is just that…not going backwards…not staying the same…BUT moving forward and taking steps toward behavioral changes. Wellness must encompass the mind, body and spirit to achieve optimum results!
The holidays often bring joy, but for some can also bring feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. That's why it's important to recognize the signs of holiday depression and get help when it's needed.
Many people feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, which leads to stress. There are ways to help reduce this type of stress if you make plans ahead of time and stay on course.
You must restore yourself in order to be there for others. Don’t put off time with yourself! It is time to let go and breathe--cultivate the relationship with yourself.
Let fall inspire you to make those changes! What a great time to be outdoors and take in the crisp air and warm rich colors around us.
There is no better time than the present to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the theme for this year is Tools 2 Thrive.