The phrase "get some rest" typically invokes the thought of taking a nap or getting a good nights' sleep. But, did you know there are seven different types of rest: Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Sensory, Creative, and Physical. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a board-certified internal medicine physician, gives an in-depth review of identifying the various areas of rest and [...]
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We all have a vision about ourselves that identifies who we are: student, daughter/son, morally straight, intelligent, etc. The self-affirmation theory says that we are motivated to maintain this positive self-identity even when somebody or something threatens our belief. Have you ever noticed when somebody else tells you 'who you are' that does not align with [...]
We talk a lot about taking care of your physical and mental health. Emotional wellness is also an extremely important part of maintaining your health. Emotional wellness is a compilation of reducing stress, self-care and working on your mental fortitude. Mental health studies were initially founded back in 1883. More recently, Harvard studies have shown that mindfulness [...]
The nervous system is made up of two main parts: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves connecting central nervous system to the rest of the body). When a person is constantly working at a state of overstimulation, the nervous system does not get a chance to relax. We [...]
Making decisions comes in all shapes and sizes. From what you're going to wear in the morning to what career path you'd like to follow. For large decisions, we typically hear people say you should make a pro and con list. But, what if a pro and con list doesn't work for you? Here's four steps [...]
"Should"...it's a powerful word. I should work out. I should eat healthy. I should be productive. I should save more. I should spend more time with people. Whatever lands on your should list continually repeats inside your head -- and your thoughts are a powerful message to your psyche about who you are. Your 'should list' is a reflection of what is [...]
One of the most iconic phrases in the self improvement industry comes from William S. Burroughs, “When you stop growing you start dying.” Self improvement is a way of life that if embraced will change your life in significant ways. With September being credited as Self Improvement Month, this is an opportune time to reflect and make a [...]
According to FastCompany.com, we all have a 'genius zone'. This is when we find the tasks we are both skilled at and enjoy, simultaneously. By working in the genius zone, we naturally feel more energized by completing these tasks which makes us more productive, and motivated! Find Your Genius Zone: Create a 2x2 grid and label [...]
While 2020 was the year of unknowns and adjusting - 2021 is the year of getting back to normal, safely. There are still many unknowns that we all must navigate, but going back to college should be an exciting time. Depending on your state and the college of your choice, there are some things to be [...]
The Secret Society of Happy People created the Happiness Happens organization. The concept of the Happiness Happens organization was to provide a positive space to encourage their members to share happy stories. In 2000, they took their mission global by creating the Happiness Happens day on August 8 - later taking a whole month to celebrate [...]