Post Archive by Month: February,2016

Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Catharine Willett February 5, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]B[/su_dropcap]reathe in…and out…breathe in…and out. This is typically what most think of when they hear the word meditation. And frankly, they are not entirely wrong. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH), meditation is the practice involving the mind and body that increases mental and physical relaxation, improves overall wellbeing, and makes a person…

Sleep’s Emotional Side Effects

Catharine Willett February 12, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]ith the craziness and stress of everyday life, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice. Although it might seem at face value that more activity at the cost of sleep is beneficial, the negative impacts extend further than just disrupting your circadian rhythm. Experts have determined that there is a serious need to prioritize the time with…

How Stress Affects Your Brain

Catharine Willett February 16, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you sleeping restlessly? Feeling irritable or moody? Forgetting little things and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in…

Healthy Effects of Coloring

Catharine Willett February 19, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t appears that the latest trend to hit the U.S. is the adult coloring book. But, what has brought about this youthful fad? Aside from the nostalgic feelings of our easier childhood days, research from as early as 2005 until now has indicated that coloring provides similar relief that meditation and therapy offer as well. Coloring can reduce…

Your Body on No Sleep

Catharine Willett February 23, 2016 0 comments 0

One night of no sleep: Impairs movement and focus, comparable to having a blood alcohol level of .10%. You may be more likely to misinterpret neutral faces. And long-term potentiation, believed to be crucial for memory formation, is significantly impaired. Two nights of no sleep: Your oxygen intake lowers. And your anaerobic power decreases. You may start to…

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