COVID-19 and what you are not doing to protect yourself

There is no doubt we, as a globe, are in unprecedented times. With the spread of COVID-19, we have experienced the inability to purchase toilet paper and other groceries when needed, states implementing shelter-in-place orders, countries shutting down borders and global economies all but crashing.  Currently, we are very limited in our ability to conductRead more ⟶

10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety and Stress During COVID-19

COVID19 has currently changed our way of life and brought about a new level of uncertainty for us all. Unfortunately, this uncertainty is a natural breeding ground for anxiety for most people. Humans just don’t like uncertainty. We like to compartmentalize, label and put things in boxes. We like answers. Add on top of thatRead more ⟶

7 Steps to Defeating Stress

Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? If so, you’re not alone. According to Gallup, 80% of Americans are afflicted by stress (Given the current state of the world, it’s probably closer to 90 or 100 percent). Its sources are endless: the news, responsibilities at home and work, your side hustles, social media, friends—even theRead more ⟶

The Coronavirus Era — Time to Calm Down and Rethink Our Lives

Before the coronavirus became a worldwide phenomenon, we were in a very dangerous global state. I had felt alarm bells going off as global tension and anxiety were reaching an all-time high. Whether it was fiercely growing world debt, tense international relations, as well as enormous amounts of pollution, among many other problems on personal,Read more ⟶

In the midst of chaos, we say Enough

Is today the day we reached the tipping point? Is today the day we say Enough?  In the midst of a worldwide health epidemic, a crashing economy and a political climate that feels like a reality TV show is it time we all collectively said Enough? Enough chasing illusions. Enough noise. Enough bullshit excuses thatRead more ⟶

Have you lost something and can’t seem to move on?

Have you noticed the way that one conversation can plant a seed that leads you to great clarity? The way that the simplest sentence can suddenly open up a whole train of thought and allows you to see something you’ve been struggling with for so long in a completely different way? That’s exactly what happenedRead more ⟶

Why Cooking is a Proven Stress Reliever

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often find ourselves too overwhelmed by our to-do lists to prepare home-cooked meals from scratch. As such, we turn to delivery services, pre-made meal boxes, and frozen foods for the sake of convenience. In doing so, however, it is possible we are missing out on anRead more ⟶

How Social Media Sensationalism Is Fueling Stress Around Coronavirus

The coronavirus is spreading, and so is the panic-inducing media coverage. As Neal Rothschild and Sara Fischer write in Axios, “Many of the coronavirus stories getting shared the most on social media are packaged to drive fear rather than build understanding about the illness.”  As coverage of the virus has taken over the internet andRead more ⟶

5 Steps to Bouncing Back from a Crummy Day

Even if you love your job, an occasional bad day is par for the course. Everyone has those days where no matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try, you just can’t shake a glass-half-empty attitude. A bad mood can ruin your productivity, putting the kibosh on your motivation and draining you of your creative energy. The secret toRead more ⟶

The RAIN Method Can Help You Overcome Anxiety. Here is What You Should Know.

My dense forest hums with a background mantra: There’s not enough time. I know I’m not alone; many of us speed through the day, anxiously crossing tasks off the list. This often comes hand in hand with feeling beleaguered, annoyed at interruptions, and worried about what’s around the corner. My anxiety escalates when I’m preparingRead more ⟶