Wellness music

Wellness music

We all self-medicate through music: We’ve all got our “I’m stressed” or “I need energy” playlists. But most people don’t fully grasp just how much they depend on music to manage their emotions or just how powerful the medical evidence for music therapy is. Studies...
The wellness sabbatical

The wellness sabbatical

You may have heard of the term “wellness sabbatical” but are not quite sure what the fuss is about. Believe me, the concept is groundbreaking! What is a wellness sabbatical? Think three weeks (or longer) of focusing on your health and wellness—enough time to make...
Three simple strategies for stress relief

Three simple strategies for stress relief

The last few months of any year, with deadlines and holidays, often create a harried pace. The beginning of a new year can give you a chance to exhale. But even if you experience a few serene days or weeks, tight shoulders and tension are never far off. Family stress....
Get the mind right

Get the mind right

“Every day of our lives, we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin Ironically, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep our minds healthy. We’re aware that we have to eat right and be...
Change your focus, change your life

Change your focus, change your life

If I know anything, it’s what a crappy inside-of-the-mind looks like. Back when chronic pain, drug use and depression were controlling my life, I couldn’t see that it was actually my mind’s unhealthy focus ruling the roost. I’ve come a long way since then and...