Who’s up for taking my 40-day Mental Wellness Challenge? 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏽♂️
If you’re ready to establish lasting, positive #habits that will optimize your mental #wellness, then join me on my 40-day challenge. It doesn’t take much, just a bit of effort each day to see major improvements in: your ability to manage #stress your #relationships your #mood the way you deal with difficult feelings and thoughts achieving meaningfulness in daily #activities feeling authentic and
Need a brain boost? Try my smoothie packed with brain fueling ingredients!
This is a simple and delicious #recipe that takes under 5 minutes to make. It’s nutritious and there’s no added sugar! Check out each of the amazing #brain boosting ingredients and their benefits: Blueberries: The antioxidants in blueberries can affect areas of your brain essential for intelligence and help improve #memory. Raspberries: The flavonoids in berries have been shown to help improve co
Did you know that a walk down memory lane can help boost #mood and bring your values to the forefront?
One of my favorite weekend activities is to take a brief trip down memory lane. Sometimes I’ll read a couple of handwritten card that people have sent me (yes, I save these!). Other times, I’ll take a peek at some photos capturing wonderful memories of the past. Or, I’ll get together with a family member or friend and hear their stories of their favorite memories. When I
Today I’m launching my #PleasantActivity series. It’s based on the simple, scientific premise that doing things that matter to you can spark joyful moments.
Pleasant activities are a cornerstone of the scientifically proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because they can change your #mood and your mindset in seconds. Sometimes we put off things that we love doing because we are too busy, #stressed, tired, etc. But our behaviors directly affect our mood and our thoughts.
Who says commuting can’t be fun? Here are my science-backed tips for how to make your commutes more pleasant and even productive!
The average commute time in the U.S. is at an all time high - it grew to just over 27 minutes one-way last year. And, 4.3 million workers in the U. S. have commutes of 90 minutes or more per day (that’s me!). Longer commutes are bad for their workers, families, employers, and economy. But we can turn this around by using some science-backed h
Did you know that a visit to a beach, lake, or any body of water (bathtub!) can actually change your brain? Science has shown us time and time again that people are happier, healthier, and more at peace when they are close to water, whether that’s the ocean, a river, a lake, a swimming pool, or even a bathtub! Some researchers dub this “blue space” = this restful, hypnotic space where your mind can take a little break and get some needed rest.
Some scientifically proven
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