Reducing Our Toxic Emotion Footprint

In order to reduce stressful emotional outbursts, it’s wise to learn that not everything warrants a reaction. The practice of non-reaction can be tricky, but once I learned how to harness my reactions and acknowledge without tying emotion to the acknowledgment, the power of this trick became clear. We have a lot of choices to make every day, and maybe a few of them can be choosing not to react in order to reduce the amount of negativity swirling around in the air. 

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Just Say No...to Cell Phones

Though I live by the rules of nearly every "Sleep Better!" list, I still struggle. For April’s wellness goals, I wanted to tackle sleep from a new angle. Stress screws with sleep and when you can’t sleep, your stress levels may increase – trapping many of us in a negative loop. So, I decided to eliminate a stressor in my life, the constant connectivity caused by cell phones.

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Ditching the (Fake) Sweet Stuff

Welcome to May, party people! Over the last month, I set two wellness goals. The first – ditch artificial sweetener. Ugh, I know. Please remember this is a judgment free zone. The second – make a behavioral change to reduce stress and hopefully improve sleep. Seems simple enough, right? However, April was a challenging month.

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