Weekly Tips

Start Each Week Calm, Focused and Positive

Use our weekly tips to reduce tension and anxiety in your life. These science-based practices are designed to alleviate both physical and mental stress. So you can start each week with a fresh, positive outlook.

Mindful Eating: Food for Thought

Food plays a vital role in our daily lives and offers a perfect chance to practice mindfulness each day. In this exercise, we’re using a cranberry, but any food works fine. The intent is to use all your senses to fully focus on the eating experience. You’ll gain a greater appreciation for the food we eat and reduce your feelings of stress.

March 20th, 2017|

Yoga Warrior: Strength and Focus

Awaken your inner warrior to feel your strength, focus and determination. This popular yoga pose and its variations will re-energize and rejuvenate you, helping to alleviate stress. As with any exercise, be careful to stretch and warm up properly. Warrior II is a simple and popular yoga pose that helps center your balance, focus and […]

March 13th, 2017|

Setting Healthy Intentions for the Week

Start this week with a fresh beginning. This exercise serves a dual purpose: It helps clear your mind of worries, stress and unhappiness. And it creates a clean slate for you to refresh your healthy intentions.

March 6th, 2017|

Step Up to Mindful Walking

Finding time and a quiet place to meditate isn’t always practical. However, Mindful Walking offers many of the same benefits, such as relieving stress and tension. And it may be easier to fit into your lifestyle. For instance, a morning dog walk could be the perfect chance to practice Mindful Walking each day. Actively focusing […]

February 27th, 2017|

Sunny Start to the Day

Feel the positive energy stream through your body as you start the week with the “Sun Salutation,” a yoga exercise that stimulates both body and mind. It’s a series of poses that stretch, flex and tone your muscles, while you meditate on calm, uplifting thoughts. Begin each day with the power and optimism of a bright morning sunrise. Try it now.

February 20th, 2017|

Wish Others Well

When you send positive wishes to others, it also benefits you. Studies show that that by practicing compassion meditation, you can feel less stressed, more relaxed and happier. This simple exercise takes only a few minutes and can be done anywhere and anytime.

February 13th, 2017|

Destress: The Art & Science

Looking at art can actually reduce stress. According to U.K. research, participants reported a decrease in high stress levels after a brief lunchtime visit to an art gallery. In fact, in an analysis of 15 studies, noted Neuroscientist Oshin Vartain explained that our brain automatically triggers pleasure and reward when viewing art. Experience this calming […]

February 6th, 2017|

Belly Breathing

When you’re faced with stressful situations, an effective way to calm down is by practicing deep abdominal breathing, sometimes called “belly breath.” It works by stimulating your body’s natural relaxation response, which helps relieve muscle tension as well as lower your heart rate and blood pressure. By focusing your thoughts on the sensations of breathing, […]

January 30th, 2017|

Get Dressed, Mindfully

Today’s practice is a wonderful way to begin your day in a calm and balanced state. It’s especially convenient because it takes dressing, a behavior you do each morning, and imbues it with a mindful focus. Being confident and in control first thing in the morning helps relieve feelings of stress and worry.

January 23rd, 2017|

Believe and Achieve

Ever notice how stress and worries can distract you from achieving your goals? A powerful way to stay motivated and focused is to direct your thoughts to the desired result. Visualize each step needed and recommit to the goal each Monday. With practice and diligence, you can turn your positive intentions into a reality.

January 16th, 2017|