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Online Resources for Your Mental and Physical Health While Self Isolating

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Online Resources for Your Mental and Physical Health While Self Isolating

Over the last few weeks, the way we live has done a complete 180. Although the situation is still developing in the United States, everyone is feeling the effects COVID-19 is having on our community. We’re sure you’re aware by now North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a Stay at Home Executive Order beginning today March 30th at 5...[ read more ]

Resilience and Collective Healing

It is a crazy time we live in right now, isn’t it?  Truth be told we are experiencing trauma on a global level.  Not one person has been exempt from having an experience related to the pandemic.  It is witnessed through news when other countries are severely impacted, and we see their pain.  It is experienced locally when businesses shut...[ read more ]

The Effects of Chronic Stress and How You Can Manage Your Stress Levels Naturally

Stress is normal and healthy for everyone to experience, but one study conducted showed 33% of adults reported experiencing high levels of stress (L. Wiegner., D. Hange., B. Cecilia., A.J. G., 2019). So, at what point do your stress levels become too much, and how can you keep them from getting out of control? Although stress is a part of...[ read more ]

The Chakra Rights – Finding Balance in the Mind and Body

I made a post last week about “Chakra Rights” and hosted a “Chakra Balancing Flow” in early January.  I thought a blog post for those people not as familiar with the chakras may be helpful. First, the chakras are a system of psychological energy centers that run from the bottom of the spine to the crown of the head.  Understanding...[ read more ]

Ways to Practice Gratitude at the Holidays

The holiday season is often a time when people reflect on the things that they appreciate most in life. Research suggests that gratitude has a variety of benefits including improved mental and physical health as well as more satisfying social relationships. A recent article published by the Greater Good Magazine suggests that gratitude may also help individuals cope with stress...[ read more ]

Self-Care for Kids

This has been on my mind this week- the idea of self-care for younger kids. Typically, when we think of the word "self-care," we think of adults who may need help managing the chaos in their life.  I'd say that this is an accurate definition; self-care is often most applicable to the grown-ups of the world.  However, kids can benefit...[ read more ]

What’s “NO” got to do with it?

What's "NO" got to do with it? ​  EVERYTHING! Boundaries. Such a small word for such a large task.  I often wonder why there wasn’t a class in school or a manual handed out?  In a world that urges us to say “yes”, “no” has become a four-letter word.  When did boundaries become passe’ instead of necessary? Boundaries teach people...[ read more ]

Self-Care:  Have It Your Way

​One of my biggest pet peeves is reading articles on self-care with a strong allegiance to one particular activity or hobby that is supposed to be a miraculous cure-all. If we were all identically wired, that would make sense. But just because something works for one person does not mean it will do the same for everyone. We tend to...[ read more ]