Do you hate journaling but want the proven benefits? Me too! I have a few tips for you! If you know the benefits but have been loathe to start or keep it up, you’re not alone. I’ve had to experiment with a lot of different ideas over the years to find one that makes sense for me. If you’re not a born-journaler, read on for some fresh ideas on how to make this your own! Doodle! Yes, this counts as journaling! Instead of #writing your thoughts, draw some scribbles instead. It
Want a great weekend hack for better #wellbeing? Get cooking - it’s good for your mental AND physical health! There are so many benefits to #cooking: It encourages good nutritional decisions. When you cook for yourself you are more aware of what you’re putting in your body and it makes you more #mindful of your food choices. It helps your #brain stay sharp. Cooking involves creativity, following instructions, and multitasking and trains your executive function, according t
Today I’m setting my rules to make the most of your #SundayFunday. Are you in?
1ST RULE OF SUNDAY FUNDAY: Thou shall do something fun! And truly fun, not “my job is also fun.” Do something with no agenda!
2ND RULE OF SUNDAY FUNDAY: Thou shall not complain. Make a commitment to stop negative thinking or complaining about what’s not going right. Instead, practice gratitude all day long. To extend this further, don’t tell people what NOT to do. Instead, tell them what you
Take just 5-10 minutes today for a #mindful walk. It’s restorative to your brain, soothes and calms, and helps you to organize your thinking, shift your attention, and enjoy the present moment. A randomized controlled study showed that participants between the ages of 18-65 who reported moderate to high levels of #stress experienced significant decrease in distress and increase in quality of life after 8 sessions of mindful walking (Teut et. al., 2013). Another study found t
Did you know growing plants can help lift the spirit, sooth the mind, and promote #wellness? In honor of #MentalWellness Awareness Week, I’m planting something new in my garden. I don’t have a green thumb, but it is so lovely to take care of something that grows and helps sustain our lives (bye, bye, CO2 and hello oxygen)!
Gardening gives us a sense of responsibility and creates a stronger bond between us and nature. It is a great #mindful activity that encourages us to