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5 Ayurveda Principles for More Balanced Sleep

Karin Vandraiss | October 13, 2021 | 4 min read

Inconsistent sleep patterns can quickly undermine both your physical and emotional well-being. Ayurveda principles offer practical tools that can help promote optimal rest. When we get between seven and nine hours of sleep, we give our body and brain the opportunity to rest and reenergize. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, the percentage […]

The Mind-Body Benefits of Vitamin D

Sarah Grothjan | October 04, 2021 | 3 min read

Whether you live in Los Angeles or New York, you’re probably not getting enough vitamin D, which means you could be missing out on the mind-body benefits associated with the essential nutrient. I live in Washington state, a lush corner of the U.S. where the mountains are rugged and most foliage remains green year round. […]

How Sleep Affects Metabolic Health

Patty Lee | September 27, 2021 | 3 min read

Lack of sleep doesn’t just impact energy levels and productivity — it has a major effect on your overall well-being, too. So, we spoke to an expert to gain insight into how sleep affects metabolic health. Fatigue, trouble concentrating, a constant need for caffeinated drinks — this is probably what most people associate with sleep loss. […]

Using Art to Process Eco-Anxiety

Meredith O'Connor | September 17, 2021 | 5 min read

Art can help us connect with others, create community, and process eco-anxiety and dread about the future of our planet. July was the hottest month on Earth — ever. Of course, this record-breaking heat and the worsening natural disasters we’re experiencing are directly linked to human-caused climate change. And it’s happening everywhere.  Western Canada, Washington […]

How to Boost Your Mental Fitness

Sarah Grothjan | September 10, 2021 | 6 min read

Navigating life’s ups and downs can be tough. But there are ways to strengthen your mental fitness and build the emotional resilience to deal with whatever life throws at you. The human psyche is complicated and complex. And, for most people, the pandemic has been an ongoing test of mental and emotional fortitude. At the […]

How Food and Alcohol Affect Sleep

Meredith O'Connor | August 04, 2021 | 6 min read

Food and alcohol affect the quality of sleep. But small changes in your daily habits can help you doze off more easily and lessen your sleepless nights. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related issues. Naturally, the decisions we make throughout the day can have a major effect on our quality of […]

4 Ways To Feng Shui Your Bedroom For Better Sleep

Mariah Thomas | July 26, 2021 | 3 min read

Promote positive energy and get more restful sleep by arranging your room according to the basic principles of feng shui.  Sleep is an important part of our mental and physical health. And getting enough of it is essential to staying alert and refreshed. But if your bedroom doesn’t have the right vibe, it can be […]

The True Cost of Air Pollution

Jenni Gritters | June 11, 2021 | 5 min read

The cost of air pollution is millions of lives and billions of dollars. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in clean energy have the potential to ensure we don’t have to pay the price of the dirty air resulting from fossil fuels. When we talk about climate change, our warming planet is typically the first […]

8 Tips To Form Healthy Habits That Last

Sarah Grothjan | May 28, 2021 | 7 min read

After a year at home, daily routines have gone by the wayside. Get back to prioritizing your mental and physical well-being and form healthy habits you can stick with long term. My bedtime was the first thing to go when I began working from home. Previously the practitioner of a respectable nighttime routine — phone […]

Why the Majority of Americans Are Dealing With Climate Anxiety

Meredith O'Connor | May 24, 2021 | 4 min read

The climate crisis is causing a mental health crisis, with more than half the country feeling anxious about the future of our planet. Here’s how you can find a network to support you if you too are experiencing climate anxiety. According to a 2020 poll from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), more than two-thirds of […]

7 Essential Mental Health Podcasts

Mariah Thomas | May 12, 2021 | 4 min read

We need to talk about mental health. These are our favorite podcasts that aren’t afraid to have honest conversations, provide practical insights, and share all things mental health. 47.1 million people in the U.S. are living with a mental health condition — that’s 1.5 million more than 2020, according to a 2021 report from Mental […]

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