Practicing gratitude has been shown to have many benefits for physical and mental health. From reducing stress to improving sleep, gratitude can be a powerful tool for transforming your health. One way to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal is simply a place to record things you are grateful for in your life.
I know it gets said all the time but: “Where did this year go? How is it December already?” And yet here we are, in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year.
Family, friends, and good times are what the holiday season is all about. However, it's also a stressful time of year for a lot of folks. Many people feel stressed and nervous as the holidays approach for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they are having trouble finding the ideal present, that they are coping with family troubles, or that they are balancing an overbooked schedule.
You'll be relieved to know that there are actions you can take to make this holiday season less stressful for you. The following are a few of my go-to strategies for maintaining an optimal level of stress-free living during “the most wonderful time of the year” and beyond.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 73% of adults have participated in sports at some point. 89% of parents claim to have a child benefitting from sport participation.
From recreational player to Olympic medalist, sports leave a lasting impact on our lives. Even if you’ve never stepped foot into an athletic arena, my bet is that you are only one degree of separation away. Are you the parent of an athlete? Are you married to a sports fan? It’s undeniable, sports infiltrate our culture.
Learning to listen was not the first lesson I expected to have on my first day of health coach training nearly 5 years ago. The lesson was on how to actively listen with curiosity and without interruption. Active listening is a specific type of listening that is all about the speaker, not the listener. Seems like a simple concept, but in practice it takes… well, practice!
The dictionary states that creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas, especially as it pertains to artistic work. Synonyms include ingenuity, inventiveness, and vision.