Make Your Own Labyrinth

Make Your Own Labyrinth

In my last blog, I explained the difference between mazes and labyrinths, and the power of labyrinths to allow us to safely “get lost” in our thoughts or meditations. Walking a labyrinth can help calm your mind or help you solve problems. As you follow the...
Is It a Maze or a Labyrinth?

Is It a Maze or a Labyrinth?

Have you ever done a corn maze in the fall? These complicated trails have “dead ends,” blind turns created by the tall stalks, and can even trigger feelings of claustrophobia in some people. Have you felt like the past year was one long maze like when buying toilet...
A Little Sunshine Makes Everything Better

A Little Sunshine Makes Everything Better

Now that the days are getting longer (finally!) and the sun is out for longer stretches every day, throw open those window shades and blinds. It’s good for you—literally! That’s because sunlight increases the level serotonin in our bodies. Serotonin is the hormone...
Less is More

Less is More

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, this is a good time to reflect on our purchasing habits. It turns out that conspicuous consumption doesn’t just hurt the planet, it may also hurt our mental well-being. A study by the University of Arizona found that...
The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

As we reach the one-year mark since the onset of the Covid pandemic, it has caused me to reflect on how life has changed during the last 12 months. I’ll be the first to admit that when we went into lockdown, I was a mess. I went right into full fear mode: imagining...

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