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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 […]

How Cold Water Plunges Benefit Your Mental Health

Heather Hansman | May 10, 2021 | 3 min read

Studies show that swimming in frigid water or taking a cold shower supports mental and physical well-being. We parked at the empty boat launch, in the flat, harsh winter cold of eastern Washington State. A storm was coming, and the Columbia River and sky were the color of steel. In the car I changed into […]

What’s Inside Your Mattress Matters

Meredith O'Connor | March 31, 2021 | 3 min read

We need to talk about off-gassing, VOCs, and the toxic chemicals found in some mattresses. Here’s how to be sure you’re buying a healthy alternative.

How Sleep Affects Your Health

Avocado Editors | March 19, 2021 | 9 min read

In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, we spoke to Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino, DO, of Parsley Health to understand the connection between a good night’s sleep and a healthy body and mind.

Get More Restful Sleep With myndstream

Meredith O'Connor | March 19, 2021 | 1 min read

To celebrate World Sleep Day, we’ve curated a special Spotify playlist with the myndstream team to help you relax, destress, and drift off to dreamland.

What to Know About the Covid Vaccines

Sarah Grothjan | March 08, 2021 | 4 min read

There are countless opinions, news articles, and misleading stories floating around about the coronavirus vaccines. Here are the facts.

Our Favorite Online Yoga Classes

Abigail Barronian | February 15, 2021 | 4 min read

The online yoga program Do Yoga With Me makes yoga classes accessible for anyone — especially during a global pandemic.

5 Easy Ways to Develop Healthier Online Habits

Erin Berger | January 29, 2021 | 6 min read

Create a more balanced, rewarding social media presence — and improved mental health — by making your accounts work for you.

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