Nature Affects Your Brain

It’s fall and Mother Nature is beckoning you to get outside and join her majesty today. Ecotherapy is about getting outdoors and becoming active in a natural environment as a way of boosting mental and physical health. Studies reported decreased levels of depression after a walk in nature. Individuals said they felt less tense after a

Stress LESS With Aromatherapy

Smelling essential oils stimulates the brain. The scent sends a signal to the limbic system of the brain that regulates emotions. This part of the brain releases chemicals that can make you feel relaxed, calm, or sometimes stimulated. I have used aromatherapy with my clients and patients for many years. I use lavender combinations with

It’s Stress Prevention Month

October is Stress Prevention Month. We are entering the stressful holiday season. We are approaching a time of seasonal stress but each day we are also living in a more stressful world. Stress prevention month invites you to build stress resilience. Research shows stress affects your health – high blood pressure, weight gain, insomnia, and

Animals Are Stress Busters

Our four-legged friends reduce stress and are good for your physical, mental and emotional health. The shelters are overflowing with animals so please consider bringing home a new member of your family. Reasons to Get a Pet Relieves stress and boosts your mood.  Research shows our pets help relieve stress and enhance mood. Indiana University

National Mindfulness Day

Mindfulness Day is celebrated on September 12. Each year we hope to raise awareness about the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of mindfulness in every aspect of your life. Practicing mindfulness regularly helps reduce stress, depression, hypertension, and heart disease. It can also lower glucose to help with diabetes and aid your immune system which helps with cancer

The Most Dangerous Hour of Your Life

Do you know which hour of your day is the most dangerous? Your daily commute is more stressful than what police officers experience in training. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine found that being stuck in a traffic jam more than doubles one’s chance of experiencing a heart attack in the subsequent

Play Rewires Your Brain

Playing isn’t just for kids anymore. Emerging research tells us that play can rewire the brain, reduces stress and depression, help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and memory loss, and even decreases chronic pain. When you play and laugh, it can boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress hormones. With more than

Summer Travel Stress Tips

Traveling during the summer can be very stressful. Factors affecting summer travel include intense heat, increased number of people at vacation sites, costs, and the pressure to make this precious time special. Listed below are a few tips to help make your summer travel experience less stressful. Have your offense ready. Root yourself in stress

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