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Find Your Team “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we,’ even illness becomes ‘wellness.” Chances are, you or someone you love has gone through, is going through, or will go through some sort of adversity when it comes to health. These issues, whether physical, mental, or both, can often times lead to feelings of isolation. However, if the last few months has taught me anything, it’s that we are not in this alone. Whatever the issue, there is undoubtedly...
Posted on 2020-08-20
Move, play, and explore like children A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go on a family vacation to a relatively remote area in Vermont. During this time, I had the unique opportunity to share a house with my siblings, their significant others, and their children. In order to truly recover, I find it necessary to remove yourself from the stimuli you are constantly exposed to during your traditional (work) week and allow yourself to immerse deeply into other activities. One of these activ...
Posted on 2020-08-10
What Factors Contribute to Health? There are many factors that contribute to your health. While healthcare is often viewed as one of the most important factors, it has been estimated that medical care contributes only about 20 of overall health, therefore contribute substantially more than actual healthcare. The other two major categories that influence health are environment, which is estimated to contribute 10. It is the latter that you have the most direct control over. Whether addressing ...
Posted on 2020-07-22
Diaphragmatic Breathing When we are stressed, our bodies go into “fight or flight” mode; heart rates increase, respiration speeds up, blood pressure increases, and we involuntarily prepare ourselves to deal with whatever is stimulating the nervous system. This is an effective system in the short term, but ourbodies are not meant to be here for long. Time in a sympathetic state should be properly balanced with time out of it. Unfortunately, given the amount of stressful stimuli we en...
Posted on 2020-07-16
Seven Cool Facts About Sleep  We are a society full of under-slept individuals. The purpose of sleep is to facilitate an optimal level of waking function, so why are we so consistently short-changing our own daily potential?  Below is a list of seven facts that may make you rethink what you know about sleep:  1.) We can, indeed, “pay back” our sleep. Sleep has been shown to work like a bank; if your individual ideal is eight hours, you owe that number of hours to yo...
Posted on 2020-06-19
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