Category Wellness

9 Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Stress is slowly killing you. 10% of strokes are caused by work related stress. 1 in 5 Americans suffer from extreme stress. This includes heart palpitations and depression. Of all the human illnesses and disease, stress is the root cause of 60% of them. That is madness! We must make a much larger effort to reduce stress in our lives! Entrepreneurs know all about stress. Getting up early and staying up late (do we even know what the word “sleep” means?). Being the boss and the social media manager. Pouring yourself into your business. Thinking always, “if I can just get this done then I’ll relax”. But one thing leads to another and when you finally look up, it is 10pm. Where did the day go? RELATED: How Are You Doing Today? When you have your own business it’s hard to unplug. We feel like we’ll miss something important or people

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5 Ways to Make Wellness an Important Part of Running Your Business

Running a business is not for everybody. While being an entrepreneur is very rewarding, it can also be very demanding. You are the go-to person, whether you are a soloprenuer or running a business with a team that reports to you. No matter the size of your business, it can be so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day work that sometimes the business starts to run you – taking a toll on your health and overall wellness. Here are five wellness tips to help business owners: 1.) Find ways to get social. I’m not talking about social media. I am talking about actually getting social with those important to you in your personal life. Sure, interacting with some of those special to you online or even keeping in touch on a regular basis through text messaging and that is fine, but when was the last time that you actually

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Is Your Body Language Giving Off Bad Vibes?

Actions speak louder than words. Your body language often speaks volumes to other people, even if you don’t realize it. Understanding how our body language can impact how others perceive us is the key to improved our communication with people. Similarly, being able to identify certain non-verbal suggestions in someone else’s body language is a great tool for warding off bad vibes and disingenuous intentions. It can be easy to think that our words are how we communicate, but what is happening in the non-verbal space is often an element overlooked. In fact, “up to 80% of what we communicate is nonverbal,” says Joe Navarro, a former FBI agent turned nonverbal communication expert and author of What Every Body Is Saying.  In order to understand what vibes we are giving off, we need to look at what people may be interpreting. Our facial expressions are the easiest to identify and the hardest to mask, thus, when your

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The Do’s & Do Not’s of Making it Through a Rough Patch

“It’s only a bad day, not a bad life” is a mantra plastered all over Pinterest and Tumblr. Well, what if a bad day turns into several bad days? Maybe it’s been weeks and you still don’t feel quite like yourself. You’re constantly tired, anxious, or feeling stuck. While friends and family might try and comfort you by saying “Everyone has days like this” or “All twenty-somethings go through this”, they may be unintentionally delegitimizing your emotions. Sure, there is some comfort in knowing you aren’t alone, but that doesn’t mean you have to bite your tongue and surrender to it. There are ways you can take action and improve your outlook on life in the process. RELATED: 11 Easy Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day DO: Be honest. So often I find myself spewing out to loved ones that “Work was great!” and “Everything’s going really well, thanks!” without acknowledging, deep down,

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Finding My Mantra for the New Year

Ho ho ho, and just like that, it’s over. Another Christmas over, another holiday season wrapping up, another end to another year. What was 2015 like for me? A year of great change- we moved from Toronto to LA and it was really all about settling into a new city, learning to parent without the support and security net of my own parents and parents-in-law, but mostly figuring out what I want to do with all of the new opportunities in this new city. What do I hope for in 2016? It’s something I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately. I know blogging-as-a-career is an ambition of mine that I hope to push into high gear. I know getting fit and healthier is another one. On a larger scale though, I want to marry a strongly held conviction with a mantra I’ve been turning to more and more as

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7 Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues

Whether you had the holiday out of a storybook, or were left feeling a little let down, the holidays can give you a run for your money in your spirit department! Here are some cheerful ways to turn “now what?” into “what’s next?” and bypass those holiday blues. RELATED: Rethink Your Resolutions: Writing Goals With Soul Get Out Your Notebook It may sound cliche, but right after the busyness of the holidays is a great time to take inventory on the past year. What were you pleased with? What do you have on your radar to accomplish? What is something new you’ve been wanting to try? Set some goals and intentions to get excited about and also take the time to do a mental health check in. Making out a list with ideas like this can inspire you to spark something new, revving up your zest for jumping out of bed. Here are a few inspiring options for

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Rethink Your Resolutions: Writing Goals With Soul

I love to talk about Magic and to see how people react. For me, it is a way to weed out from my life the insane, out-of-touch, and downright crazy people who don’t believe in Magic. You see, Magic is very, very real. I believe Psychology, when understood and utilized, is Magic. I believe that my iPhone, when I think about what it is and what it can do, is Magic. And I believe the force that aspirates my lungs, grows my fingernails, and sprouts a small seed into a mighty tree must be some sort of magic. It is too wondrous not to be. Roald Dahl wrote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” To me, magic is simply a frame of mind, and when you look for magic in everything, you will find it in everything. In that spirit, I would like to propose writing

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Mental Health Resolutions: Checking In Before 2016

With just under a week until the new year, millions of minds – and the media – have turned toward new year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve decided to make 2016 the year of #fitspo, cultivating self-confidence, reaching your financial goals or simply staying hydrated every day, we tend to focus our goal-setting on external changes we’d like to make. And while there’s nothing wrong with joining the masses who flock to gyms and studios come January 2nd (because who can work out after New Year’s Eve?), it just as important to take a look at what’s going on inside. Reese Evans, founder of Yes Supply, Co., is a big proponent of taking care of your mental health, and I chatted with her about the benefits of an end-of-year mental health check-in. “I’m really of the belief that if you want to change something in your life, don’t wait for tomorrow, and especially

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