Should You Try Meditation?

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When you think of meditation, what comes to mind? For many of us, we picture someone sitting in a lotus position, eyes closed, possibly on a beach at sunrise. Meditation doesn’t require you to wear special clothing or have a beach nearby, nor does it require an hour of quiet concentration. Meditation does improve your… Read more »

The Calm After the Holidays: Volunteering

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The holidays tend to bring out volunteers in droves, providing others with a decent meal and warm clothes during a time when excess intertwines with the concept of gratitude for what we already have. And while helping out during November and December does so much for so many, you may want to continue your volunteer… Read more »

Play Your Part to Help the Environment in the New Year

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We’ve all heard the green-friendly phrase. “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” How can you, as an employer, make your office more environmentally friendly and sustainable? Optimize energy settings. Consider how much energy each computer at your office uses. Changing the settings for those and other devices and shutting them down completely at the end of the day… Read more »

Coloring Your Way Into 2017

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If you haven’t heard about the concept of coloring books for adults or think it’s a bit of a silly trend, you may want to take a second look. Evidence shows that adults who use coloring books reap benefits for their emotional, mental, and even physical health. An alternative to meditation. If the thought of… Read more »

Medical Professionals: How Do You Unwind?

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We all have hectic days where we get home, walk in the door, and simply feel a need to switch off, but that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially if you feel wound up from workday stress. However, if you can find a healthy way to shake off the day, you’ll find yourself feeling better… Read more »

We Know Sleep Is Important. Here’s How to Get More.

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When you hear the word “sleep,” does it cause you to yawn? About how many hours do you get a night? Do you know how many you need to stay healthy and alert? The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours a night. While you may scoff and immediately think of your incredibly… Read more »

Why You Need YOU Time

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You have so many responsibilities that absolutely must come first – job, home, bills, and all the other seemingly endless necessary minutiae that make up life – that you may consider time to yourself a luxury you cannot afford. However, you should take time for yourself every day, even if just for a few minutes,… Read more »

Strengthen Your Family Bonds

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If you want to bring your family closer together, shared experiences work well toward building a bond — and when carefully thought out, can improve on healthy habits as well. Eat together. Today’s children (and adults) face an obesity epidemic. Much of that stems from poor eating habits due in large part to not taking… Read more »

How Gratitude Benefits You

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Want to improve your life? Express thanks and mean it. Of course people appreciate when others show gratitude to them, but when you acknowledge your own gratitude toward people, opportunities, and even your own health, this positive attitude can create a positive impact on your life perspective. It has a ripple effect. Those who recognize… Read more »

Make Your Life Easier

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One of the most often-used verbs when we talk about our busy lives is “juggling.” We juggle our job with family life, commitments, work …. And how do we manage to keep everything straight and have time to do it all without sacrificing sleep, a bit of downtime or sanity? Enter the wonderful world of… Read more »