A strong social support network can see you through the toughest of times, helping you better manage stress and boosting your physical health. So who do you have in your corner? Create a healthy lifestyle team with intention, and you can improve your health outcomes. Studies show that social isolation and loneliness are associated with a greater risk of health problems, including poor mental … [Read more...] about Create Your Healthy Lifestyle Team
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are weighing in on what they've learned during this time. So are leaders in other sectors. How about you? This moment can be an extraordinary opportunity. We’ve had to change so much about our lives in the past year, and a good bit of it has felt beyond our control. As hope greets us and we start to look ahead to what’s next, an intentional … [Read more...] about One Year Later: An Extraordinary Opportunity
You started the new year with high hopes, dreams you were ready to put into place, and wellness goals for yourself. Is it time now for a wellness reset? In any year, at any time, our plans can get sidetracked. And life this year has gone all askew, thanks to a pandemic. But we still have nearly a half year left. So what can we do to make sure all is not lost with the goals we carefully set … [Read more...] about You 2.0: Launch a Wellness Reset
Amid pandemic and unrest, we wonder which stores, restaurants, salons, beaches, entertainment venues and communities remain closed and which ones are open. And to what extent? So how might we benefit from turning those questions to ourselves for a bit, to create greater self-awareness and intention for the days ahead? Closed or open - which one am I? In what ways am I "closed," and in … [Read more...] about Closed or Open – Which One Am I?
Resilience is defined as toughness, or "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties." And in researcher language, it's "positive adaptation despite adversity." But is it something we're born with? Can we develop more of it? And can we use it up as we go through life? When Resilience Begins Science indicates that resilience is not uniform across people, places, or situations. So … [Read more...] about Resilience: What Is It, and How Can I Get More of It?
Before all the white flower buds flutter off the Bradford pear in my front yard, I'm taking a moment to look back on what I learned in winter 2019. Spring isn't officially here yet, but it feels close, with the flowers and trees blooming. Not to mention the April showers that arrived in December and stayed all winter. So it's time to move on. And, it's a good time to look back, to what I … [Read more...] about 4 Things I Learned in Winter 2019