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Contemplative Spaces: The Connection Between Prayer and Mindfulness

In the frenetic, fast-paced world we live in, mindfulness has become increasingly important. When we talk about being mindful, we’re talking about the ability to be fully in the present moment, aware of our surroundings; where we are, whom we’re with, and what we’re doing. Mindfulness keeps us grounded, keeping us from overreacting or becoming overwhelmed.By its nature, prayer helps...[ read more ]

How to Face Food and Fitness Challenges During COVID-19

If anyone had told us a year ago that we would be facing a global pandemic – one that would cause the entire world to go on lockdown – no one would have believed it. But here we are.While some states have begun to reopen, there are still many areas where children are not going to school and adults are...[ read more ]

Why Yoga and Somatic Therapies are Important for Mental Health

As I laid in a deep forward fold, breathing deeply, I noticed my thoughts. They went to:  "I’m  a failure, I have no consistency, I don’t accomplish things as I need to, etc." I continued to breathe deeply, these thoughts have been with me as far back as I can remember. After having been through years of therapy, self-development, I...[ read more ]

The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Families

If you asked any of us a year ago what would life be like in 2020, it’s doubtful anyone would have guessed we’d be going through a global pandemic, replete with lockdowns and self-quarantining. At the beginning of the year, some families might have thought of being forced to stay home from work and school would be a fun little...[ read more ]

Creating Boundaries with Social Media

As a society, we are bombarded with information through many different outlets – news, social media, gas stations (they even have commercials now!) and through our cellular devices. When we are mindlessly scrolling Instagram or Facebook, it creates changes in the brain as well as can negatively impact our mental health. Several studies have shown that having multiple social media...[ read more ]

Why Self-Care Is Critical for Your Mental Health

by Sophie Letts Image via Unsplash If you’re dealing with mental health challenges—whether it’s depression, anxiety, chronic stress, or any other issue—you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of daily life for countless Americans. So it shouldn’t be surprising that more people are struggling with their mental health in their day-to-day lives. Ignoring these issues rarely makes...[ read more ]

How Much Protein Should I Eat?

When it comes to macronutrients, carbs and fat tend to get all of the attention. “Do low-fat diets work?” “How many carbs should I eat a day?” Poor protein, which is undoubtedly the MOST important macronutrient, usually gets left out of the conversation.Why is Protein So Important? You’ve probably heard that protein is the building block of your entire body....[ read more ]

Is Gluten-Free REALLY the Way to Be?

Every time the word gluten is mentioned, an angel loses its mind! That’s because the topic has been a maddening one to take part in over the past 5 – 10 years.There’s no denying that following a gluten-free diet has been one of the biggest health trends of the past decade. Health experts tout the benefits of going gluten-free while...[ read more ]

On Anti-depressants? 5 Natural Things You can Do to Support Yourself

  [caption id="attachment_2673" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Credit to Olga Delawrence[/caption] Antidepressants are one of the top three most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They are prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and a wide variety of other illnesses. A quarter of those who have been prescribed antidepressants have been on them for more than 10 years. Antidepressants can have side...[ read more ]

The Pros and Cons of Juicing

Health crazes come and go, and some are better than others. You’ve probably noticed over the last couple of years that people seem to really be touting the benefits of juicing. And according to a recent research report, the juicer market is expected to grow by $606.67 million dollars between the years 2019 and 2023.But what is the truth behind...[ read more ]



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