"For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth." Sanskrit Proverb
You hear it everywhere -- when stressed or angry, take a deep breath. But if you try it, it really works. Inhale slowly through your nose to the count of 8 focusing the breath...
In this Mini Meditation, I share some thoughts on fear and how we can release ourselves from it. Do this meditation whenever you are overwhelmed or afraid of a potential situation or outcome. Click below to listen.
When I travel, I tend to get a bit queasy and just plain "off." I don't know it's motion, jet lag, altitude, lack of sleep or a combination but it all adds up to stress if I don't manage it right. And when I travel with my daughter, it is...
A few years ago as I was carrying my two-and-a-half year old daughter to the car, she nestled her face into my neck and said, “Mom, you smell like blueberries!” I laughed as she fluffed my hair and deeply inhaled the scent while she sighed and smiled, my fruity-shampoo-ed hair lifting her spirits.
The power of scent on our mood has been scientifically-proven and this science of aromatherapy is a growing branch of complementary therapy. Aromatherapy is
Every year before winter sets in, our bodies enter a new phase. Our biological clocks kick in as the days get shorter knowing the long winter is soon upon us. Our body systems start to slow down and we begin to store fat as a defense mechanism. This is part of the stress response that is part of our biological make-up.
Back in the day, cavemen, farmers, etc. suffered true stress in the winter. Food was scarce so their bodies would store extra fat reserves. They didn’t have indoor heating so they needed extra insulation to keep them warm. Today, our bodies are conditioned to do the same thing even though those risks aren’t usually there. Plus,
In Minnesota, summertime means festivals from small town celebrations to big events like the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival. But how can we make the most of these summer mainstays while still maintaining our health?