Category Archives: Rest & Relaxation

Music playing on our Emotions

Think back to the last song you listened to. What was it? What was the genre of music? How did you feel at that time? For many people, music is an outlet for emotions. What you listen to can reflect how you are feeling, or even influence how you feel. Think about when you listen […]

Becoming Your Own Masseuse

Massages are a wonderful thing if you are sore, achy, or have tight muscles. Massages also help reduce stress and anxiety. If you don’t have the time or want to spend the money for a trip to a masseuse, you can give yourself a relaxing massage and enjoy the same benefits. Here are 10 tips […]

5 Ways to Catch Up on Daylight Saving Time

Along with spring and fall weather comes daylight saving time. During those times, our circadian rhythm (the 24 hour cycle that makes you feel sleepy and awake) gets thrown out of balance. This can explain why you feel more tired and listless in the spring after you change your clocks. Even though we feel this […]

All About Sleep Position

Did you know that how you sleep can tell a lot about your personality? People who sleep on their side with knees pulled up are sensitive and shy. Those who sprawl out on their stomachs are outgoing. Those who sleep on their side with legs and arms straight down are social and easy-going. Now these […]

Sleeping Schedule: How Much Do You Need?

Sleep is a lovely thing. Not only does it help you be mentally prepared for whatever comes your way, it also helps your body with balancing hormones, helping your immune system, and helping with your heart and blood vessels. But how much sleep do you need to get these benefits and not feel groggy or […]

About PTSD

When people usually think of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), they might think of soldiers having mental problems when they return from war. While there is truth in that idea, PTSD affects more than just soldiers. Here is some information about it. PTSD can happen to anyone that has a traumatic experience, such as rape, […]

10 Ways Laughter Boosts your Health

When was the last time you laughed? How did it make you feel? If you are like the rest of us, you felt happy and energetic inside and out. Studies have shown some great emotional and physical benefits of laughter. Here is a list of 10 things that laughter can help you with. Physical benefits […]

Reading and a Healthy Life

Your brain is like a muscle. It needs to be regularly exercised to maintain its top capabilities. Keeping your brain healthy is a key to having a healthy life. There are a number of ways to give your brain a workout: crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, etc. Reading is another great way buff up your brain and […]

Accentuate the Positive

Do you remember Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh’s depressed, gloomy donkey buddy? He was the one who was always staring at his feet, saying things like “Thanks for noticin’ me”. He was one glum donkey. Now imagine if he wasn’t stuffed with sawdust and had to deal with health problems and other personal crisis. How long […]