Monthly Archives: April 2020

VIDEO: Finding Your Own Mindfulness & Meditation

What’s the goal of mindfulness or meditation? Should my head be “clear” of all thoughts? Should I feel calm and stress-free after? How do I know if it’s working? The goal of mindfulness and meditation is to get you out of your own head! We spend so much time lost in our thoughts and disconnected from our body and sensations. It’s not that we want to get rid of all thoughts and feelings- that’s impossible. Instead, we want to learn to acknowledge them in...

VIDEO: Manage Stress Eating

Sure, eating healthy is important. Nutritious foods are necessary to keep our body supported at the cellular level and boost our immune system. But for some, the pursuit of healthy eating in the midst of a pandemic can lead to overwhelm. Unfortunately, the benefits of eating healthy may be cancelled out if a large amount of stress went into finding, choosing, and cooking those foods. These are abnormal times so it’s okay if you’re eating patterns are also abnormal. Bottom...

VIDEO: Managing Stress Well During COVID 19

If the current situation has you feeling overwhelmed and stress, you’re not alone. It takes time to adjust to change (good or bad!) and many of us have experienced a lot of change recently. High stress levels can weaken the immune system and leave you more prone to infection. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to help relieve your angst. The trick is to make stress management a priority! Consider making a small “mental health” checklist to...

Chana Masala Recipe

There are plenty of ways to eat healthy, but the primary goal is to eat more whole or minimally processed foods and less junk food. This recipe features lots of nutritious whole foods that pack a ton of flavor too. Turmeric, ginger, and cilantro are some of the nutritious heavy hitters in this dish. These foods have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help boost your immune system. The chickpeas and tomato provide lots of fiber, which feeds healthy gut...