THIS WEEK: LEND A HAND

During a crisis, whether it is a natural disaster, an act of aggression or terror, or even a virus, often times our first inclination is to hunker down and take care of ourselves. This is just something wired in our DNA—the fight to survive and […]

THIS WEEK: LISTEN UP

As complicated as we are as human beings, we are also pretty simple. We all have basic needs—a roof over our head, shoes on our feet, food, water, and safety. In addition to these “survival needs,” we also have “human needs,” or needs of the […]

THIS WEEK: BE PATIENT

Ask a barista at Starbucks what their least favorite part of their job is and, for the most part, they will tell you the same thing. No, it’s not waking up at 4:30 to open. It’s not taking out the garbage or restocking supplies either. […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS COMPASSIONATE

EMM Friends, Fans, and Loved Ones. For the next few months, we have decided to revisit some monthly themes from the past that we think are super timely right now. We did Monday Gets Compassionate in June 2018, and we need compassion now more than ever.  It’s actually amazing to see how relevant this video is from almost 2 years ago. His words are true today as ever. Thank you for journeying with us and for spreading compassion. You matter.   It’s easy for us to get caught up in our “stuff.” We have things to do, places to go, people to see. And then we have our emotions, which can be overwhelming, to say the least. Before we know it, we have spent most of the day doing things for or thinking about ourselves. This might sound a bit self-centered or selfish, but we choose to see another perspective—a kinder point of view. Maybe we all get a little self-focused not because we don’t care about other people, but because life throws a lot at us and we are all doing our best to stay on top of things each and every day. Does that feel better? We hope so, because it’s true. But now that we have offered some loving grace and compassion, we also want to get real. We are all experiencing a strange and challenging time right now. We are still trying to adjust to this new normal and trying to find our personal way through it. Fair enough, for sure; but we can’t get too self-focused in times like this. We still need to show concern and empathy for others and our world. Let’s spread more love, kindness, and compassion than ever before. It’s the only way we will move through this together and come out better for it in the end. Being compassionate matters.      

THIS WEEK: HEAL A WOUND

When we have a cut, we clean it. When we have a bruise, we ice it. When we strain a muscle, we rest. But what happens when our wound is not physical? What do we do when we have an emotional wound? What do we […]

THIS WEEK: CHECK YOUR CHOICES

Merriam-Webster defines “choice” as “the act of making a selection.” Having the ability to make choices is a beautiful thing and should never be taken for granted. Every country or culture has different boundaries on the type and number of choices people can make; and, […]

THIS WEEK: PRACTICE PEACE

Our mental and emotional health is just as important as our physical health. With a higher prevalence of reported stress, depression, anxiety and even violence, our mental health is in a fragile state. With the increased use of technology, in order to make our lives […]

THIS WEEK: GET YOUR MOVE ON

Physical movement is critical to our physical and mental health. When we stop moving, our bodies stop working. There is no arguing this, yet only 23% of Americans get the recommended amount of exercise each week. 32% get some exercise and 45% hardly any exercise […]

THIS WEEK: TAKE OWNERSHIP

Our health starts with us. Your desire and commitment to be healthy is dependent on one person… you. Of course there are factors that impact our health, like genetics, disease, economics, and the environment, but we can’t blame them on everything. We play a leading […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HEALTHY

Our physical and mental health must be our first priority, but is it? It’s pretty simple stuff here—for without our health, we have nothing. Harsh, but true. But why is it that we take our health for granted so easily? Most of the time, we don’t need to think about how our heart pumps blood, how our lungs expand and contract, how our eyes take in what we see, and how our brain processes 11 million bits of information every second. But, when any of these functions falter or fail, we think about them incessantly. A healthy person has a thousand wishes; an unhealthy person has one—to be healthy. It’s time to be proactive about our health. We know better. Living in the information age allows us to have all the information we need in an instant. So the ignorance excuse is forever gone. The question is whether or not we are truly really to take ownership of our health. Taking care of oneself is an investment. It takes thought. It takes time. It takes effort. But the rewards and return on investment are immeasurable. Your physical and mental health matters to you, your friends, your family, and the world. Being healthy matters.