December 9, 2015


December seems like a strange time to discuss the benefits of spending time in nature. The temperature is hovering in the low- to mid-thirties and we get 30% cloud cover on average. But nature, in an...

November 4, 2015


Run for stress. Wait, shouldn’t that be run from stress? Scientists have found that regular exercise has been shown to decrease tension, elevate and stabilize mood, and improve sleep. About five minu...

October 6, 2015


There's nothing quite like scribbling on a piece of paper when you are upset. Taking all your anger or stress and concintrating it on the point of a pen, pencil, or chalk and wiggling until you feel...

August 11, 2015

I used to play the flute and piccolo. I started in 6th grade and continued through to graduation with the school band- I even played a little on my own in my college days. Over the years, with the dem...

June 8, 2015


Usually when someone talks about stress eating it is in a negative light. I am here to tell you, you can eat yourself to a relaxed state.  Now I’m not talking comfort food like mac n’ cheese or a big...

May 10, 2015


Last month we brought up the fact that the majority of Americans feel stressed on a regular basis, but very few are actively making a difference in how that affects their daily lives. The Relaxation...

April 6, 2015



To put it mildly, Americans are stressed. Money, work, the economy, relationships- all contribute to our overall stressed state of mind. A recent survey performed by the American Psychological Assoc...

March 3, 2015


Most Americans know and understand the benefits that yoga can have on their lives. Body awareness, stretching, overall sense of calm, improved energy, circulatory health, and relaxation just to name...

February 2, 2015


Ahhh…. Valentine’s Day- the ultimate spa holiday. What better way is there to show your special someone how much you appreciate them? That is, of course, until you see the price tag that goes along w...

January 12, 2015


So you’ve decided to make a New Year’s resolution to get healthy. You start going to the gym and exercising more frequently, but all of a sudden….. your joints ache and you can hardly get out of bed....

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