By: karengray | July 08, 2019

National Simplicity Day is observed on July 12th in honor of Henry David Thoreau Thoreau is well-known by many for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. In our increasingly fast and busy lifestyles, National Simplicity Day is an opportunity to take a step back and think about slowing down, decluttering, and striving for balance.

For some, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed in the hustle of keeping up with the everyday demands of work, education, family, friends, and other responsibilities. Others may feel that they have a good handle on things, but may still feel out of balance, as if something is missing or they aren’t moving forward in the way they’d like to.

To restore balance and simplicity, it can be v...

Category: Self Care 

Tags: emotions, stress, NLP 

By: karengray | July 01, 2019

National Bikini Day falls on July 5, and it’s the perfect opportunity to head to the beach. National Bikini Day celebrates the anniversary of the invention of the two-piece bathing suit. It’s also the perfect opportunity to talk about building up self confidence. Even if you don’t plan to show up in a bikini, you can create unbreakable confidence with resources you already have.

Self confidence is important in almost every aspect of our lives. It makes it easier to connect with other people, and it tends to create positive results. Most people are more likely to be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, looks you in the eye, and answers questions confidently than someone who is nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.

What Is Self Con...

Category: Emotional Wellness 

Tags: confidence 

By: karengray | June 24, 2019

PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that affects many veterans and non-veterans alike. PTSD can be the result of experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The specific nature of the trauma can and does vary greatly.

Most often we hear about PTSD in reference to combat and combat-related military service, or law enforcement and emergency personnel. What you may not realize is that any traumatic event can be sufficient to trigger symptoms of PTSD in anyone.

Experiencing and even witnessing events like childhood abuse, sexual violence, physical assault, being threatened, accidents, a life threatening medical diagnosis, fire, domestic violence, prolonged stress, and any experience that brings into question our ab...

Category: PTSD 


By: karengray | June 17, 2019

Vegetables come in every color of the rainbow, almost every believable shape and size, and the flavors they share are absolutely astounding. Whether you’re talking about the staple vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions, or the diverse range of vegetables from around the world like Bok Choy and watercress, there is something for everyone.

Vegetables were one of the hallmarks of civilization. As we perfected our ability to grow them they became part of the foundation of our culture and cuisine. As time went on we learned about the many benefits to eating them.

Eventually, it was established by science that they were a vital source of nutrients that were hard or impossible to get from eating  just animals. These nutrients can help t...

By: karengray | June 10, 2019

Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father’s Day. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

From infancy to old age, women are simply healthier than men. Of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them except Alzheimer's disease, which many men don't live long enough to develop. Although the gender gap is closing, on average men still die five years earlier than their female counterparts. Research shows that men go to the doctor less than women and are more likely to have a serious condition when they do go.

While the reasons are partly biological, men's approa...

Category: Men s Health