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Yoga for Overall Health! Posted on May 2

Yoga for Overall Health!

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India. There are a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals, and yoga is now practiced throughout the world. While the goals and practices of yoga may differ, what is shared is the mental,   …Continue Reading Yoga for Overall Health!

¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente! Posted on Mar 24

¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente!

El estiramiento es algo que a menudo subestimamos, pero es una de las mejores cosas que podemos hacer por nuestro cuerpo. Es importante que todos, especialmente las personas que trabajan en un escritorio o que pasan mucho tiempo sentadas, hagan ejercicios de estiramiento en forma   …Continue Reading ¡El estiramiento es bueno para el cuerpo y la mente!

Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good! Posted on Feb 29

Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good!

Stretching is often taken for granted, but it’s one of the best things we can do for our bodies. It’s important for all of us, especially those of us with desk jobs or who sit for long stretches (pun intended), to stretch regularly throughout the   …Continue Reading Stretching Does a Body, and Mind, Good!

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids! Posted on Dec 15

Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids!

Remember when you were a kid? I do, and I loved to color inside (and outside) the lines in my coloring books! I’d get lost in the playful world of Garfield, outer space, and tropical rain forests. Coloring books for adults have ballooned in popularity,   …Continue Reading Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids!

Tips for Handling Transitions Posted on Jul 1

Tips for Handling Transitions

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean Summer is a time of transitions. The weather warms and the earth turns lush and in full bloom. Summer also brings life transitions   …Continue Reading Tips for Handling Transitions

Growing Season is Here! Posted on Jun 2

Growing Season is Here!

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin, poet Spring is a time of transitions. The snow has melted (finally!),   …Continue Reading Growing Season is Here!

The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness Posted on Apr 1

The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness

“We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We write because writing is good for the soul…” – Author Julia Cameron When you’re in need of guidance, find direction at the tip of your   …Continue Reading The Write Stuff: Writing Your Way to Wellness

Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses Posted on Feb 3

Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses

During times of stress, relief may literally be at the tip of your nose. Intentionally engaging our five senses – hearing, touch, smell, taste, and sight – are incredibly powerful tools in providing instant relief in a hectic world. Plus, they’re free! Are you a   …Continue Reading Relax With the Help of Your 5 Senses

Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind Posted on Sep 24

Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

It can be hard to let go of things. Your favorite pair of jeans with big holes in the knees, those dusty books that have been on the shelf for years, or your old Beanie Baby collection from when you were a kid, for example.   …Continue Reading Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm Posted on Jun 18

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

When we rush around from activity to activity, phone to computer to TV, and website to website, we miss the joys and simple pleasures of what’s right in front of us – animal- shaped clouds, running into an old friend, or a wild turkey in   …Continue Reading Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm