It’s National Relaxation Day, a holiday initiated on August 15, 1985, at the prompting of nine-year-old Sean Moelle of Clio, Michigan (Levine, 2017). This young person noticed that constant work without any down time could make us ill. Science supports his conclusion: too much work and no play can lead to chronic stress which contributes… Continue reading Go outside and play; it’s National Relaxation Day!
Join Amy Lynn Frost and me for this week's practical self-care action. This week, we'll be practicing a virtual tea ritual each day. This mindful exercise serves as both a method for reducing stress and hydrating the body. Want to join us? At 3pm (PDT) each day this week, make yourself a cup of tea as a… Continue reading Weekly Health Quest (July 15-19, 2019) – Relaxing Tea Ritual
Added sugars can lead to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease (CDC, 2016). Added sugar refers to human-made sweeteners included in packaged foods. These sugars do not naturally exist in whole foods such as fruit and full-fat milk. On the food label, added sugar goes by many… Continue reading Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!