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The Gift of Gratitude

The holiday season can be a happy, exciting, and stressful time of year. But there’s one habit shown to change you and your brain for the better. GRATITUDE. It’s already been shown to help well-functioning people, but can it help those struggling with mental health?

The Study Into Gratitude …

Sound Bath of Science for Health and Wellness

There’s a lot of news out there that could put anyone on edge these days (especially the chaos in Afghanistan and the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11). Add a global pandemic on top- the stress and anxiety can become too much for many people.

Rx: Water – Best Medicine for Health & Happiness

“Water is medicine for those who need it most… and everyone else.” – Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Welcome Summer! It’s Time to Amp Up Your Sunshine Health

On June 20th, 2021 we welcome summer! Summer is the perfect time to amp up your vitamin D to rev up your health.

Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin.” And we already know that getting outside is good …

Harnessing Your Higher Power for Health

The month of April brings Spring, Easter, and a feeling of renewal. The themes of renewal and rebirth oftentimes overlap with religion and spirituality. Perhaps there’s no better time to talk about spirituality, religion and health than springtime. In fact, a majority of studies that have used …

Make Your Health a Laughing Matter

We need laughter now more than ever. A pandemic, living in quarantine, politics, forest fires, and an endless schedule of Zoom calls is a recipe for neglecting one of our bodies greatest tools for releasing psychological and physiological benefits: laughter.

Laughter and Endorphin …

Strengthen Your Muscles and Your Nerves

For those just starting or those who have had a workout regime that includes weight training, we’ve all felt a little disappointed when we don’t see immediate effects.

But a new study with monkeys contends that resistance or strength training may have …