In our fast-paced world, where productivity often takes precedence over rest, the importance of sleep for overall well-being cannot be overstated. From improved cognitive function to better emotional resilience, quality rest is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Before we delve into the benefits of sleep, let’s understand the mechanics of the sleep cycle. Sleep […]

Sleep Shmeep or Counting Sheep?  The Power of Quality Rest

As we ring in the new year, we bid farewell to the old and welcome a fresh start.  Perhaps we can find some blank pages awaiting the details of our next chapters. How will your story go? Do you have ambitions and dreams that are yet to be realized? As the author of your life […]

Embracing a Fresh Start: Navigating the New Year with Purpose (Dr. Laura Hays)

In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, stress has become an unavoidable part of our lives. From work deadlines to personal obligations, we are constantly bombarded with situations that trigger our stress response. However, it’s important to understand the impact that chronic stress can have on our physical and mental well-being.  While cortisol’s positive role lies […]

Understanding Cortisol’s Role in the Stress Response

If you read my last post, you may remember my running hamster analogy.  That spinning of the mind is often what drives our inability to sleep, fuels our uneasiness and sometimes makes it difficult to focus on a specific goal.  In yoga, we call that “chitta vritti” – translation: consciousness fluctuations.  In medicine, we call […]

Connecting the Mind & Body

Scientists estimate there are about 35 trillion cells in the human body.  At any given moment, millions of cells are being created or destroyed – a process which constantly contributes to your development.  As humans continue to evolve, so do the diseases and afflictions that accompany us.  The medical world works frantically to keep up, […]

Fight? Flight? Breathe…

Imagine this:  you’ve had a long day, filled with the usual tasks, responsibilities and moments that have challenged you, and hopefully also some that have brought you joy.  You finally convince yourself to get into bed and although you are certainly tired enough to be heading off to sleep, your mind simply cannot get quiet.  […]

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