Getting Started with Self-Care

You’ve probably heard a lot about self-care. Various sources–particularly those with something to sell–may oversimplify it to consumerism and self-indulgence in the name of pampering. Self-care is so much more than that! Get the inside scoop on what it is, why it’s important, and how to do it without breaking the bank. What Is Self-Care? Self-care includes…

5 Easy Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

If you’re seeking better sleep, you’ve probably run head-first into the effects of not sleeping well. Your health, relationships, and responsibilities suffer when you don’t rest.  Effects of Sleep Deprivation Ongoing sleep deficiency puts you at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Poor sleep also places you at higher…

5 Tips to Create Lasting Peace

Peace is not something that you find. You must create and maintain your own peace. Below are 5 tips to help you create and maintain an atmosphere–and ultimately a lifestyle–of peace. Begin by identifying your influences. Everything that we see, listen to, and do, will influence our ability to create peace. 1. What You See Affects How…

Benefits of Meditation

You’ve likely heard of meditation but you wonder, is it worth the effort? Yes. Meditation has been proven to: reduce stress improve concentration strengthens the brain and improves its functionality decrease depression ease and prevent anxiety reduce substance abuse and dependency increase tolerance for pain (great for those in physical therapy) manage ADHD spark creativity improve…

How to Create a SMART Workout Plan in 3 Steps

Setting goals is an important part of achieving your health and fitness aspirations. But sometimes, setting attainable goals can be tricky. These 3 tips will help you create a SMART workout plan that prepares you for success! 1. Set SMART Goals Good goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Specific– “I want to…