10 Practices to Help You Feel Grateful Every Day

The daily practice of gratitude can effectively train your brain to be more positive and perhaps even happier. When we repeat a behavior over time, our brain rewires itself to do it more effortlessly in the future. Try to contemplate on the happy events in life to enable the brain

Summer Reading 2016 Recommendations

It’s that time of year when most of us find ourselves taking a vacation or slowing down to enjoy the summer sun. If your idea of relaxing by the pool or ocean includes diving into an interesting book, we have 2 books to recommend adding to your summer reading list

Tuning up the Body with Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a gentle form of massage that promotes muscle release using targeted manipulation interspersed with rest periods that give the body time to relax and heal. Bowen therapy works with the flow of energy, chi, or "life force” – similar to Shiatsu, acupressure, and acupuncture. This post offers

Easy Time Management Tips

Time is funny. Some physicists see time as a non-entity, an illusion, and all of us are freaking out over an abstract concept. But for most of us, time is real and it’s challenging to manage. Most of us wish there were more time in the day to do

Change How You Think in 2016

It’s January—the start of a new year brimming with potential. Many of us make ambitious New Year’s resolutions ranging from learning a new language to losing 20 pounds, and a fresh start may be all the motivation we need to meet those goals. But for some of us, the

What Exactly Is Meditation? Is It for Me?

There has been a lot of buzz about meditation lately, much of it coming from recent studies showing it reduces stress or from endorsements from celebrities like Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, and Deepak Chopra who recount how helpful it is for them. There are many types of meditation, but

Chaos to Calm

The holiday season is just behind us, for some, these are the most stressful weeks of the year. Instead of allowing yourself to become anxious and overwhelmed, recover from this hectic season by establishing some stress-reducing habits. Here is some helpful information about how our fight-or-flight system works, along

Create Lasting Change

Adopting a healthier lifestyle by instilling new habits takes time and work. We often start out strong only to get lost in the stress or chaos of modern life. Below are 7 strategies that will help you stick with a new habit and create lasting change. 1. Begin! Don’t

Easy Ways to De-stress

Here’s our list of easy ways to blow off steam, relax, and de-stress no matter how little time you have. Tap into these simple, common-sense approaches to bring yourself back into balance whether you are frustrated with a situation at work, facing a problem at home, tired from being