We humans are social beings. We thrive on human interaction, even if we are introverts. Whether that be with their friends, family, or colleagues, getting regular doses of healthy, life-giving interaction energizes and protects us from threats to our health. For more on this idea, check out the Blue Zones research on the web.During the … Continue reading Positive Wellbeing
Checking Your Emotional Temp
When you’re in an emotionally charged environment at work, at home, or in the community, identifying and labeling your emotions is recognized as the first step in managing them effectively. If you identify and label your emotions—both positive and negative—out loud or perhaps simply in your conscious thoughts, you open pathways for more effective emotional … Continue reading Checking Your Emotional Temp
Good Food, Good Mood
Our mood is often connected to the food we eat, both in positive and negative ways. Drinks are included in this relationship. This post will dig into some food-mood connections to help you develop mood-boosting intake strategies. Breakfast is easy to skimp on when we are on the run to get to work. We can … Continue reading Good Food, Good Mood
Let It Go
There are many things that we hold on to that disrupt our living, delay our recovery or joy, defeat our attempts to gain wellbeing, and deny our better self a chance to shine. At the risk of sounding like a well-known Disney princess song, we’re going to talk about how to let it go. Letting … Continue reading Let It Go
Resilience Builds Positivity and Hope
Resilience has been defined as “…one’s ability to cope with stress and adversity, and to bounce back and possibly grow through the experience. More than simply surviving difficulty, stress, and setback, it is sometimes referred to as “thriving.” Resilience can also include the ability to adapt to difficult situations, manage the emotional fallout from them, … Continue reading Resilience Builds Positivity and Hope
Diagnosis of Resilience
We talk a lot about resilience, and we have even defined it once or twice. But what does resilience look like when it is put into practice? How could you tell if you possess resilience? Here are a few signs and symptoms of resilience that will help you know for sure. Resilience is evidenced by … Continue reading Diagnosis of Resilience
Resilience Through Social Connection
When going through difficult times it is easy to let our social connections suffer. Letting these connections weaken can interfere with recovery from stress. What can we do to maintain healthy social connections in stressful passages in life? First the benefits. Maintaining healthy social connections has been shown to have several well-being benefits. It can … Continue reading Resilience Through Social Connection
Are You Benefiting from Gratitude?
It is the "thanksgiving Season." this is a great time of the year, and the focus on thankfulness is a huge lift for many. Yet it is odd that we need a season of the year to remind us to be grateful. We all have a great deal for which to be grateful every day. … Continue reading Are You Benefiting from Gratitude?
Take Your Meds Outside!
Tools for tough times - Get outside to build your good side. Check out these super strategies for shedding stress and increasing resilience and wellbeing. Move naturally – moving naturally by walking, biking, swimming, or going for hikes can improve health markers in a person like blood pressure, heart-rate, blood chemistry, sleep, and weight Moving … Continue reading Take Your Meds Outside!
Why invest in wellbeing when the times are so busy, even overwhelming? Wellbeing strategies can work to reduce stress and prevent burnoutWellbeing improves mood, reduces illness and fatigue, improves outlook, and strengthens all our livingWellbeing activities can be fun, can lighten our load, and brighten our moodWellbeing strategies can be fit into almost any day … Continue reading Building Wellbeing