Yoga: The Rewards and Benefits

As shelter-in-place and self-quarantines continue, some individuals may be looking for activities to do right inside of their homes. Yoga is one such thing that is healthy, costs almost nothing, and helps your body and your mind. Of course, yoga has been around for thousands of years in various forms, can range from simple to […]

What is Wellbeing?

Wellbeing is a concept that is murky at best. Most of us have a vague idea what wellbeing is, but perhaps few of us know how to define it. Does any person truly understand the components of wellbeing? According to authors Tom Rath and Jim Harter, in their book, “Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements,” wellbeing […]

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation are sometimes confused as being the same thing. They are, in fact, different . . . but sometimes they are alike. Mindfulness, or the ability to engage in deep focus, can be practiced anywhere. Meditation, on the other hand, is often practiced in a deliberate session, although there are different types of […]

What Your Posture Says About You

It took me a long time to understand that your posture can make or break you. For a long time, I used to think that “experts” discussing body language were engaging in a type of pseudoscience; however, I’ve come around to the idea that your posture affects how you see yourself as well as how […]

4 Things to Do while Social Distancing

As many Americans (as well as many others around the world) begin to settle in to a new rhythm of life due to the Coronavirus, it may be time to asses our mental health. “Social distancing,” as it is called, may be good to help slow or stop the spread of the virus, social isolation […]

How Viruses Spread (and a little bit about their history)

Viruses, bacteria, and other microbes having been evolving along side of humans since the dawn of humanity. (In fact, microbes predate humans by billions of years.) But disease epidemics – situations where viruses and other microbes affect large numbers of people are relatively new, dating to about 10,000 years ago. Why 10,000 years ago? Because […]