Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself

You may recall that before the holidays I wrote a blog about the importance of putting down your phone and unplugging for a while. I have to say I was surprised by the response it generated, with so many of you telling me that it really resonated with you! We know...
Take care of yourself

The Power of a Sigh

Did you know that “a sigh of relief” is more than just an expression? It turns out that sighing is actually good for our brains and our bodies. Researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium have discovered that sighing helps us return to normal breathing patterns...
One Way to Enjoy Fall

One Way to Enjoy Fall

I love fall. I love the vivid colors, the sound of dried leaves crunching under my feet, the smell of fireplaces being awakened, the feel of my favorite warm sweater. I love it all. But as much as I love it, I’ll admit that I don’t always allow myself to ENJOY it. I...
Be on the Lookout

Be on the Lookout

In my last blog, I discussed the potential negative impacts of spending too much time on social media. But getting our heads off our screens can actually be good for us in another way. Consider this: On a recent visit to New York City, I was riding in an Uber. Under...
Social Studies and Well Being

Social Studies and Well Being

I was having lunch with an old friend recently and I mentioned to her that I hadn’t seen her active on social media in several months. “I gave it up and haven’t looked back,” she said, somewhat facetiously. “I realized I was spending way too much time on it and that...

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