Getting in the Dirt Reduces Stress

Gardening is a physical activity that has numerous health benefits. One such benefit is lowering stress, relaxing your mind and body and nourishing your soul. So, if you are interested in lowering your stress this spring consider gardening. Gardening is very popular in America, which is great for stress relief. According to the National Gardening

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

Creating Outer Space

May is National Meditation Month. Many people I talk with daily say they want to begin a meditation practice but always have a myriad of excuses: no time, no teacher, fear of the unknown, and confusion of what meditation really is. Meditation just means discovering and creating moments of serenity and peace in your life.

Drinking Water To Improve Your Mood

Even mild dehydration can cause your moods to change. When you get even slightly dehydrated you can experience more tension or sink into a funk. Studies have discovered that when you reduce your fluids by heat, exercising or drinking too much caffeine, you can get dehydrated and that affects your mood and health. Make sure

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