The dis-ease of busyness and benefits of easing up a bit

Lately I’ve been feeling really busy, not productive, not engaged, just busy, like there’s always something to be done or somewhere to go, a general sort of buzz of busyness. I don’t like it. It makes me feel anxious and ill at ease. I don’t think it’s good for me, or for any of us, to be in that constant

Got Nature? Why We Need to Get Outside. Often.

Do you love the greening that spring brings, the color jumping back into the world after a winter of white and gray? Or have you ever been walking down a busy city sidewalk and spied a bit of green that lifted your spirits and made your day (or at least the moment!)? Have you ever been stuck indoors and longed to


Small Sips of Health and Happiness: Edition 3

Here is the third installment of my favorite Facebook posts from the last week (ok, I was a bit late with this one so it’s the last week+) in the world of wellness. To start us off, some thoughts on health and wellness I just started a new quarter at school and one of the discussion topics this week is

Small Sips to Savor: Edition 1

I post a lot of small sips on Facebook that may be easier to digest than my longer blog posts but not everyone is on Facebook and even for those who are, it isn’t always easy to navigate to the information you want from your favorite pages because not everything comes into your feed. So I decided I’ll bring my

Meditation for Better Health and Happiness

Have you tried meditation? It’s something I am going to try daily, for just 5 minutes (to start!), to help with my hip pain. Also, I am striving to be more mindful and I think meditation will be a great way to improve my ability to be more present in the moment, more present with my friends and families, and


A Simple Strategy for Reducing Tension and Pain: Static Back

We all feel stress at times; the stress of work, of a hectic schedule, of finances, of testy relationships, of health concerns, of pain. And for many people, the stress can seem almost constant. While some stress is good, this excessive stress can affect our health, our relationships, our mental state of being, our happiness. So how can we let go