The Beauty of Nature

Recently some studies have suggested that having a connection to nature is important for your mental health. One study reported that people who visit natural spaces often report feeling better physically and mentally. In addition to this possible positive influence, there are some public health benefits too. People who make weekly visits to natural spaces... Continue Reading →

Three Identical Strangers

Do you ever wonder why you are the way you are? Is it all because of the way your parents raised you or the decisions you made? Is it destiny? Where does your personality come from? The great debate of nature vs. nurture has been going on for many years. Unfortunately from 1960-1980, there was... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness

According to the Oxford dictionary, mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.”. Mindfulness can help with things like panic disorder, depression, quality of sleep and even lowering blood pressure to help with... Continue Reading →

Healthy Eating Starts in Childhood

A new study, published by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, found that children who watch a healthy food cooking show are more likely to make healthy choices than children who watched a different episode (featuring unhealthy food). So, what does this mean? This study shows that eating habits begin in childhood, whether they... Continue Reading →

5 More Minutes…

Your alarm goes off at 6 a.m. like it does every morning and you have to get up to get ready for work but you’re just not feeling it. You hit the snooze button 4 times because it takes 20 minutes to get up. You think “I just slept all night, why am I still... Continue Reading →

Feeling Stressed?

Stress is something that we all feel in our lives. Stress, to a certain extent, is a good thing for us as goal-oriented beings. A certain amount of stress can be a motivating factor for us to get things done and do them well. For instance, if we did not stress at all then we... Continue Reading →

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