Chronic Stress Impacts Your Health: How to Recognize & Manage Symptoms
You’ve probably heard of the adrenal glands and their correlation to stress. Your adrenal glands are two tiny glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They are part of the overall endocrine system that produces hormones to regulate the body. The adrenal glands produce three very important hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.
Four Reasons Self-Care Should be a Priority in Your Life
Self-care has become a trendy buzzword in the post-Covid era but the benefits to practicing regular self-care are undeniable. But first, let’s talk about what self-care is and what it isn’t. Self-care is taking steps to address your physical and emotional health needs to the best of your ability. Self-care is not being selfish or self-indulgent.
And nobody knows the importance of self-care better than moms. Yet moms are usually the first to put themselves at the bottom of the list in terms of self-care. But we don’t all have to be moms to have an overwhelming to-do list that depletes us mentally and physically. Just like a healthy diet and regular exercise, self-care is the next key to great physical and mental health.
The best part about self-care is that it includes a variety of activities that can range from exercise, yoga, hiking in nature, or bike riding, to quieter outlets like reading, meditation, prayer, or a warm bath. It really is up to you to determine what outlet is best for you. continue reading
You Cannot Heal What You Cannot Feel
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses a thorough understanding of circadian and seasonal rhythms. It can be explained as “harmony between human and nature”. The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) help frame how we understand these rhythms and provide a universal order to life in our world. Each element is associated with a season, direction, climate, stage of growth and development, internal organ, body tissue, emotion, aspect of the soul, taste, color, sound, and more. Essentially, The Five Elements are a blueprint that reveals how nature interacts with the human body as well as how each dimension of our existence is interconnected on many levels. Through understanding these rhythms, we can more deeply understand how to support optimal health and balance.