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: 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.      

THIS WEEK: BREATHE IT IN

It is really easy to take things for granted in life. We do it with friendships. We do it with our health. And, yes, we do it with the environment. Think about it for a second… how much time do you spend thinking about the […]

THIS WEEK: SLEEP TIGHT

When we think of the word, “debt,” we typically think of money or a feeling of gratitude. We might owe someone or the bank money because they loaned it to us. Or, we might owe someone a debt of thanks for something nice they did […]

THIS WEEK: FIND YOUR JAM

It’s hard to believe that over 20% of 2018 is already behind us. The hour and minute hands of the clock don’t stop moving for anyone or anything. But, how about you? How are you moving? More specifically, how are you doing when it comes […]

THIS WEEK: CARE FOR THE MIND

Philosopher, Rene Descartes, wrote the infamous line, “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes argued that even the act of doubting our existence meant that we were thinking, which proved we truly existed. So for centuries now, we have valued our ability to think as what […]

THIS WEEK: GO WITH PLANTS

Convenience and health seem to be in a bit of a battle these days. Either we opt for the quick, pre-packaged meal or snack that we usually purchase from the middle aisles of the grocery store; or, we opt for something healthier from nature that […]