“Take a deep breath.” We’ve all heard this old adage at some point, but you may not know that it is grounded in some really solid science. Deep breathing is one of the best tools we all have at our disposal to center the body and mind and regain composure. You can do it anytime, anywhere, it is completely free and easy to master. While many ancient cultures have extolled the virtues of deep breathing for centuries, modern scientists are now shedding light on how this fundamental technique can almost instantly benefit your body, mind, and spirit. Sometimes it feels like we’re not in control of the way our body and brain react to a situation, but deep breathing reminds us that our behaviors can have profound influence over our heart rate, blood pressure, and mood.Read More
Living with pain can be debilitating not only physically, but psychologically as well. During this mental wellness webinar, Lori Tiemer explores the mind-body connection and discusses various strategies, including cognitive and relaxation techniques, for managing your pain and improving your quality of life.Read More
Recently, I have been reading, reflecting and conversing about our human experience of hope and its role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and approach to life’s challenges. I have witnessed academics and Facebook bloggers, philanthropists and tragedy survivors debate whether hope is a belief or an emotion, an attitude, or a divine connection.Read More
Whether coping with anxiety, depression, or life transitions something that seems to be placed fairly low on our list of priorities is our willingness, motivation, and action in taking care of our person; “me”, “I”, “self”.
You need to do some self-exploration and become a detective in your own life, making self-observations. So have a gander at this H.A.L.T.S acronym for a way to spend some time getting to know how to take care of you.Read More