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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‚Äôs 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 …

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 …

The Pet Effect

This coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone differently. But one thing we all share is an anxiety about our health, both physically and mentally, during this time. Physically, in that we can’t go about our normal exercise routines. And mentally, as we adjust to a more isolated existence. …

Music as Motivation

Quarantining can sap the motivation to exercise and move. And now, more than ever, we need to remember to keep moving our bodies to stay healthy and sane. Even as little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise can work wonders for our brains.

Get Outside Responsibly to Reduce Stress and Energize Your Immune System

It’s an understatement to say that we’re living in unusual times. Our routines have been disrupted by school closings, social distancing, working from home, and quarantining. The uncertainty and uniqueness of this situation puts stress on our partners, our children, and our careers. But in these times, …

Wellness for Warriors