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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 …

Nature is “Awe”some for Emotional Well-Being

A year into the pandemic and everyone’s feeling a bit mentally taxed and drained. So what’s a low cost way to improve our mental well-being? By going out and simply experiencing awe in nature.

What is awe?

“Awe is a …

10 Health Benefits of LOVE, Scientifically Proven

With Valentine’s Day this month, there’s one gift that may have a dramatic impact on your life and won’t cost you anything: love. Love has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on our health.

Although much of the research around love’s …

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 …