8 Simple Ways To Unwind This Winter

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By Joanna Grey Talbot

Tired of trudging to work in the cold? Already stressed out about the new semester? Still recovering from the holidays? Life can be frustrating and our dreams take a lot of work but it is healthy for us to take some time, every once in a while, to unwind and refocus. Not sure where to start? Then here are a few suggestions!

Get moving

Go for a walk in your neighborhood or on a nature trail at the park. Find a yoga video on YouTube and try some new moves. Walk a mile on the treadmill at the gym while listening to a podcast or book. Turn on your favorite tunes and have a dance party for one. Whatever your preference – just get moving! Continue reading

Three Strategies For Turning Off Your Workaholic Alter-Ego

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By Christine McLean

Having a goal-oriented mindset is both a blessing and a curse. Goals keep you centered and focused. They give you a purpose in life. A life without purpose leaves people sailing through the wind, trusting the wind to guide them on the right path. Truly ambitious individuals, however, have to work their asses off to achieve their goals. If they aren’t careful, their lives become consumed by work. As Rihanna’s new hit song (that very few people understand) says, “Work, work, work!” Continue reading

Creating Calm When Feeling Stressed

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We all know that feeling of the emotional brink. Simply put, the ‘I’m exhausted, tears are coming, where’s the effing chocolate/wine?!‘ moment. It’s typically composed of a gradual buildup of personal and professional to-dos that seem manageable, until…they just don’t.

Feeling overwhelmed isn’t only fatiguing, it’s frustrating, because it’s often hard to know where to begin. While a 15 minute nap or hour of power yoga class is ideal, that’s not always an option in the moment.

On tap today, we’re sharing how we handle stress with a minute, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes to spare.

So, grab a calming scent. Whether it’s a lavender candle, peppermint essential oils, or chamomile tea, zero in on a fragrance that provides an element of relaxation in body and mind. And let’s get started.

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