There’s a lot to look forward to about the holiday season: traveling to see loved ones, enjoying your favorite traditional foods, and parties galore. What’s not so fun? That run-down feeling you get after several straight weeks of late nights, free-flowing drinks, and rich meals.
When we sat down with Instagram fitness pro and ISSA-certified personal trainer Sami Clarke, we figured we’d talk about working out and healthy meal prep. We didn’t fully expect to cover the mood-altering effects of spending time in nature, the transformational benefits of a daily meditation practice, and the lifelong journey to live in alignment ...
From the daily challenges of the “new normal” to the nightly news, by now you’ve probably noticed that the arrival of 2021 didn’t exactly erase all the stress of 2020. While you can’t do much about what’s going on around you, what is within your control is how you react—which means having a few coping ...
Our lives might look a bit different right now—and that can be stressful. But starting a meditation practice (or deepening an existing one) can help you find peace with the challenges caused by quarantining, reduce your stress, and manage fluctuating anxiety levels. Just think of this post as your meditation starter kit—we’re looking at some ...
That mom-baby connection is one of the greatest forces on earth. Case in point: one study conducted in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong found that meditating during pregnancy has a positive effect on a newborn’s health and that same infant’s temperament five months later.
How often is it that genius strikes while you’re sitting at a desk between the working hours of nine to five?
World Health Organization first defined the term “self-care” 23 years ago, as follows:
It’s a visceral feeling. That gut-punching, head-slamming, heart-wrenching sort of ache that can last for weeks, and even return suddenly, months later, as you walk past your ex’s favorite date-night spot. Whether it’s a mutual agreement to consciously uncouple or a messy split, ending a relationship can be really traumatic.
As we get ready to see our families over the holidays, we often put pressure on ourselves to uphold certain expectations. Getting inundated with advertisements encouraging us to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need doesn’t help.
The zone. Flow state. Transcendence. Regardless of whatever it’s called, everyone from billionaire CEOs to professional athletes to college-aged kids are trying to reach the ultimate plane of efficiency and calm.
Good morning! Not so much? Then it’s time for a morning routine overhaul.
“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire,” writes Robert M. Pirsig in the literary classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. “…Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself.”
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