Tag: well-being

A Guide To Mindfulness: Why You Need To Start Training Your Mind (And How You Can Begin)

Think of mindfulness meditation as a brain gym. It is literally training your brain to be in the present moment, by focusing on your anchor point, which, for most people, is their breath. By Dr. Saliha Afridi The world that we live in today is not conducive to mental health or wellbeing. We are constantly bombarded with images and information through our multiple…

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How to Show Gratitude to Your Past, Present, and Future Self

By Molly Shea By this point in your self-care journey, you’re likely familiar with the idea of practicing gratitude and its many upsides. Regularly expressing thanks for the people, things, and events in your life has been linked to better sleep, smarter financial decisions, and a host of other benefits. But how often do you turn that gratitude inward rather than outward,…

Fitness Motivation Tricks That Actually Work

Nearly a dozen research- and expert-backed tips you haven’t heard before. By Alyssa Sparacino Low energy. Busy schedules. Oversized expectations. These are just some of the common barriers (or excuses) that can come between you and your fitness goals. Despite knowing that regular exercise can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and help maintain a healthy weight, sometimes actually, well, moving is simply…

6 Tips for Taking Control of The Fear Behind Procrastination and Indecision

By Dr Amy Silver This past year has been a year of change (some good, some very bad), continuous uncertainty and a whole lot of fear. We have been in protection mode for so long now thinking and planning to protect ourselves and our loved ones from economic, career, financial, social, mental health and physical health risks. Re-integration requires even more…

These Hacks Will Keep Your Day-To-Day Life A Little Healthier

By Lindsey Lanquist Is being average unhealthy? That question can be a kind of scary one to ask, considering that many of us—by definition—fall into the category of being average. And when you consider that the average American working in an office spends 10 hours of their day sitting and that the average American diet exceeds the recommended intake of calories from things like fats and…

The Japanese Approach to Accepting Life’s Challenges

BY SARAH DIGIULIO Twenty-twenty has been a lot to swallow. But in terms of how to cope and carry on, the best first step may indeed be accepting the realities we’ve faced, however difficult or grim. In Japan, the concept of acceptance is fundamental to the traditional culture. There are many Japanese words that translate to “acceptance” – “ukeireru” is just one of…

Dolly Parton Donated $1M to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine

By  CHELSEY SANCHEZ Moderna is now reporting that its developing COVID-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective, and Dolly Parton is apparently partially to thank. The Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund was listed as one of the major donors in this latest breakthrough, as reported in a new article published by The New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this year, the country singer donated $1…

Sophia Roe Brings Wellness Conversation To The Communities Where It Began

Her new show ‘Counter Space’ tells stories where food security, racial justice, and sustainable food systems all equate to wellness. By Jayme Cyk You can’t talk about crystals, veganism, palo santo, or herbs without giving allegiance and recognition to those who have built principles and rituals around those topics. Before it became a thriving category in the beauty industry, wellness was…