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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

Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs Posted on Jan 7

Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs

Winter can be a hard time for many of us. The days are shorter, darkness sets in early, and oh yeah, it’s cold around here! The change in seasons wreaks havoc on many people. Some people feel more tired, sad, or anxious when there are   …Continue Reading Tips for Surviving the Winter Blahs

10 Foods That Fight Stress Posted on Nov 24

10 Foods That Fight Stress

The holidays can be a time of fun, joy, and excitement with the festivities, decorations, and for many of us, time off to relax and recharge. The season can also bring mental and physical stress, be it traveling, spending time with family, and/or extra financial   …Continue Reading 10 Foods That Fight Stress

Just 5 Minutes in the Morning for a Smoother Day Posted on Oct 27

Just 5 Minutes in the Morning for a Smoother Day

Perhaps your morning routine goes something like this: Jolt awake with a beeping alarm, brush your teeth, take a shower, eat breakfast, feed the cat, and rush out the door to make your train and get to work on time. This is quite a stressful   …Continue Reading Just 5 Minutes in the Morning for a Smoother Day

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

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat. Posted on Aug 13

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.

“I just relax my body, unscrunch my face, unclench my jaw, breath and smile, and that’s all I need to get the world in order again.” – Leo Babauta Right now, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, pause for a moment – just a   …Continue Reading Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.

Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer! Posted on Jul 24

Summer in New England is a brief but glorious time when many families experience a change in pace as schools let out and activities slow. Weeks that were once packed with classes, homework and practice are suddenly open for new activities. Whether these include summer   …Continue Reading Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer!

Your Peaceful Place Posted on Jul 16

Your Peaceful Place

Where do you go to de-stress and find peace? You know, that special place that relaxes you, refreshes your mind, body, and spirit, and makes your heart sing. For some, it’s a room in their home; for others, it’s a quiet place in a park   …Continue Reading Your Peaceful Place

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

Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables Posted on May 14

Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” – Thoreau There’s something satisfying about digging in the cool earth and getting your hands dirty. Feeling the soil, tending to plants, and   …Continue Reading Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables