7 Strategies to Stay Sane This Holiday Season By Brigid Elsken Galloway “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” -Sonia Ricotti It’s that time of year again. The fresh scent of an evergreen fills the house. Strains of “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” permeate the airwaves. Once again, I unpack the fragile, ceramic Santa that I made as a gift for my mom when I was five.
How to Reduce Stress by Doing Less and Doing It Slowly By Toni Bernhard “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~Socrates In April, NPR ran a story titled, “The Slow Internet Movement.” It reported that hipster cities, like Portland, Oregon, are sprouting Internet cafés that only offer dial-up access to the web. These cafés give customers, “Slow pours and slow Internet. Here, you can order your coffee and spend four hours checking your email,
Stretch Out A few precautions can prevent future pain You brush your teeth daily because you don’t want cavities or gum disease, right? Well, what do you do on a daily basis to prevent tension in your neck? Brushing your teeth offers you preventive dental care, but what if you could learn to be preventive with the rest of your body? We all have bad daily habits we don’t even notice until something starts to
“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” ~Pema Chödrön There are twenty-four hours in a day. This is true for you, me, Obama, and Oprah. Yet, I often feel like there are things that I would love to do… if I only had enough time. I used to spend my days in a frenzy. At my
“The quieter you become the more you can hear.” ~Ram Dass We live our lives at such a fast pace. We seem to be working more hours and juggling more tasks both at work and home, with no relenting. As part of the technological age, we are connected 24/7, and we find it difficult to switch off. It has changed the face of how we live and work. Expectations are higher, the pace of life