Stress & Mood
Stress, anxiety and mood are becoming bigger issues for Americans as we find ourselves working harder and longer hours. Stress plays a much bigger role in your overall health than you may realize. These articles detail that connection, and provide some healthy ways to manage those ever-increasing stress levels.
WARNING: Your thoughts may put your brain and overall health at risk
It turns out that an optimistic outlook on life is not just good for your mood but it can also impact your health, specifically your brain. Intuitively, you know that a positive attitude makes you happier and more pleasant to be around. But, when you feel down or negative, your physical and emotional health tends […]
5 ways to keep explosive anger from crippling your heart
How do you feel when you’re cut off in traffic or someone pushes their way to the front of a line you’re in? You get angry, right? That’s only natural. But then what? Do you let go of the anger and move on? Or do you make a scene, express your anger, and let it […]
8 natural ways to balance your emotional and physical health
Today, I’d like to talk to you about a touchy subject—how emotional health affects your physical health. In Western medicine, doctors are trained to separate mind and body, when the two are inseparable. In fact, treating emotional difficulties very often improves physical ailments dramatically. That’s what happened with a reader we’ll call Brian. After several […]
Stressed out during the COVID-19 pandemic? This can help.
How are you dealing with stress these days? If you’re like most of us, 2+ months of self-quarantining, potential job loss, financial and economic worries, and concerns over you, or someone you love, getting sick with COVID-19 have taken their toll on your sanity. Please know, you are NOT alone. And not only is there […]
The emotional tolls of Social Distancing—how are you feeling?
If you’re anything like me, as we enter the third month of social distancing and staying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, your emotions are likely running the gamut from stressed and despondent to antsy and anxious…and everything in between. Most everyone can agree that keeping away from friends and loved ones […]
The simplest way to protect yourself from disease
If there’s one thing I think we can all agree on, it’s the importance of oxygen. Unfortunately, air pollution is affecting the quality of the oxygen you breathe. And that means that you’re in danger of not getting enough of this vital substance to support good health. Is oxygen really that important? Absolutely! Without it, […]
10 tips for better sleep in uncertain times
If you’re anything like me, these uncertain times are taking a toll on your peace of mind. I’ve been having trouble falling asleep. I’m waking up at weird hours—it takes forever to fall back asleep. Even when I do sleep, these days I still don’t wake up feeling rested. I don’t know about you, but […]
How to stay social and sane while social distancing
With the COVID-19/coronavirus health crisis affecting the US and more than 200 other countries across the world, we live in scary times. If you feel anxious, terrified, overwhelmed, stressed, confused, angry, depressed, annoyed, or frustrated, you are not alone. A very wide range of emotions are considered normal and natural during this difficult and unprecedented […]
Relax—it’s good for your gut
Please, right now, take a deep breath…and then exhale slowly…and then let your shoulders relax. Good—you’ve just un-stressed, and protected your all-important digestive system against this pervasive health threat. Yes, it’s that simple, and it’s that important. A little hurts. A lot can kill. We all know that stress is a major source of disease. […]
Find stress release & fitness without leaving your home
At some point we’ve forgotten how fun it is to play in the dirt. Numerous studies show that gardening is not only a tremendous source of happiness, but also a fountain of youth for your body and mind. It’s one of several “green activities” I love to do in the spring, when our bodies are […]