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How to Turn Anxiety Into a Positive

Karin Vandraiss | January 28, 2022 | 5 min read

The majority of the population deals with some level of anxiety. But what if we approached anxiety through a positive lens? We spoke to an expert about listening to our emotions from a place of curiosity instead of fear, emotional regulation, and building resilience toward anxiety. Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology […]

How Social Media Harms Our Brains

Sarah Grothjan | January 12, 2022 | 4 min read

The majority of people use some form of social media to stay connected. But recent studies show the addictive nature of social media harms our mental and emotional health. Here’s why the apps are so dangerous. Whether it’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, or TikTok, most people have some form of social media. We use it […]

What You Should Know About Red Light Therapy

Destiny Hagest | January 03, 2022 | 6 min read

Is red light therapy the real deal, or just another anti-aging fad that doesn’t make a dent? The research is in, and the outlook is bright. Wands, masks, apps, beds — red light therapy has become a buzzed-about anti-aging and skincare treatment, touted by everyone from Jessica Alba to Kate Hudson. It’s not hard to […]

Should You Let Your Dog Sleep On Your Bed?

Karin Vandraiss | December 15, 2021 | 4 min read

We spoke to a sleep expert to find out if your dog sleeping in bed is a good idea. The verdict: it depends. Our golden retriever started sleeping on our bed when she was less than six months old and small enough to curl up on the corner of my partner’s pillow when he traveled […]

Our Favorite Meditation Apps

Mariah Thomas | December 01, 2021 | 3 min read

Relieve stress and reduce anxiety with meditation apps centered on improving your overall well-being and mental health. Meditation has been around for centuries. In fact, it dates back to 5,000 BCE. There’s evidence that ancient civilizations in Egypt and China meditated, and it has religious ties in Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. But it wasn’t until […]

7 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude

Sarah Grothjan | November 24, 2021 | 3 min read

Studies show practicing gratitude can help you live a healthier, happier life. Here are a few easy ways to cultivate a personal practice. Want to feel happier? Improve your health? Sleep better? According to experts, practicing gratitude might be a good place to start. Studies show that a gratitude practice — which can be as […]

Easy Breathwork Techniques for Better Sleep

Mariah Thomas | November 15, 2021 | 3 min read

We spoke to a certified sleep coach for insight into the best breathwork techniques for better, quality sleep. If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, tossing and turning in an attempt to fall back asleep, you’re not alone. According to the American Sleep Association, about 30 percent of American adults […]

When is it Time For a Sleep Study?

Sarah Grothjan | November 05, 2021 | 5 min read

Sleep disorders affect millions of people. We spoke to two sleep specialists to find out if your sleep routine could be the problem and when it’s time for a sleep study. Sleep doesn’t come easily for me. I’m a tosser, a turner. I wake up in the middle of the night. And if I nap […]

How Park Prescriptions Improve Health

Erin Berger | October 22, 2021 | 5 min read

Research consistently shows that getting outside is great for overall mental and physical health. Now, physicians are prescribing time in nature to improve wellness. One day a couple of years ago, Gina Besenyi found herself at a park with a group of kids. They were wandering around with tablets, evaluating the park’s cleanliness, amenities, and […]

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. […]

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