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Practicing Self-Care in Quarantine

While quarantine restrictions are beginning to lift around the world, many individuals are choosing to remain home. Whether it is protect your health, the health of a loved one, or care for kids, more people are stuck in the house than ever before. Myself included. At first, quarantine seems like...
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Coping with Post-Lockdown Anxiety

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were forced into confinement like never before–carving out workspaces in our bedrooms or living rooms, homeschooling our children, and socially distancing from pretty much everyone. At that time, we were feeling confused and anxious about the "new normal," what it meant, how it was...
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Get Glowing This Summer: Simple Home Remedies, Tips and Techniques

Splotchy, lifeless, and dull are three words you never want to have associated with your skin. But, when dealing with things like stress, hormones, weather, or sun damage, these lackluster words could very well describe the state of your skin. The good news? The natural ingredients for a glow-boosting treatment...
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The Impact of Online Shopping & COVID-19 On the Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on consumer purchasing behavior. While many local businesses are shuttered, limited to curbside pick-up, or operating at reduced capacity, eCommerce is still available. With many people staying at home, either under government orders or out of caution, online shopping may be the...
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Who Stress? Eustress? Good Stress.

Is all stress equal? Turns out it's not. While we know there is a link between stress and heart attacks and that stress can affect your body in a myriad of ways, there's another type of stress that may not be so bad for you after all. Eustress, defined as...
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Is It Possible to Reduce Stress Hormones?

Though stress is often perceived as a mental phenomenon when our brains race and we feel overwhelmed and filled with worry, it has biological roots. When an individual experiences stress, it is in response to the brain releasing chemicals that trigger "stress hormones" that flow through our body. The hypothalamus...
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What Does Research Say about Mental Health and Yoga?

There are many physical health benefits of yoga, such as improving gut health and digestion, and building strength and flexibility, but what does research say about its effects on mental health? Some say that those who practice yoga develop the ability to remain calm and focused, but is there scientific...