• April 10, 2014

    April is Stress Awareness Month, a time to reflect on how stress affects your personal health and well-being. You may be thinking, "When am I not aware of stress?" But all of us—no matter how anxious we are—can learn something new about how to handle the stress in our lives. Follow these scientifically-proven techniques to manage your stress the healthy way.

    1. Sit up straight.

    Chances are good that you're reading this at your desk right now. Your spine is probably concave, curved ever so slightly forward; your chin is jutting towards your computer screen, and your hips have sunk deep into your chair. Did you know that...

  • January 24, 2014

    Physically, mentally and emotionally, diabetes is a stressful disease. Ever-changing blood sugar levels can cause irritability and crazy mood swings, putting a strain on both the affected individual and their family. Worry not: learn how to be a happy diabetic through these effective stress management techniques.

    Acknowledge That It Will Happen – And That's Okay

    Mood swings are absolutely normal for someone with diabetes to experience from time to time. They're frustrating, but don't let yourself forget that even when you seem to be managing your stress and blood sugar levels well, they will still happen. It's okay to feel...

  • December 18, 2013

    Fragrant pine trees, luscious pumpkin pies, and bustling holiday gatherings...for many, these are characteristics of a joyous season. For others, however, the holidays bring about other feelings: stress, lethargy, and an overall absence of cheer. If you’ve ever asked yourself, Why am I sad during the holidays? know that you’re not alone. Here, we sort out the facts about holiday depression.

    Financial Woes

    Each year, it seems as though the pressure to spend a lot of money on Christmas gifts...

  • November 15, 2013

    This is Part II of our two part blog.   In our first installment we provided basic information to help you assess your current state of mind.  In Part II, we offer coping strategies and tips for improving your mental wellness.

    The tools to mental wellness are in your own hands.  The following are suggestions every single one of us can follow for achieving optimal mental wellness.

    Practice Mindfulness

    In the 1960s Timothy Leary, professor...

  • November 13, 2013

    November 10th through the 16th is Mental Health Wellness Week.

    This is Part I of our two part blog during Mental Health Wellness Week.  In our first installment we will provide basic information to help you assess your current state of mind.  In Part II, we will offer coping strategies and tips for improving your mental wellness.

    Mental health matters. It’s connected to every part of who we are, what we say and what we do.  As noted on the Mental Health Wellness Week website, “Mental health is how people think, act and cope with life and the stressors and challenges that are a part of...

  • October 2, 2013
    Red deer stag velvet

    Maybe you’ve heard some of the buzz. Mention deer antler spray to just about anyone in casual conversation, and you may get one of two answers. You might hear, “Oh yeah, I remember hearing about that controversy with the NFL football Ray Lewis during the last Super Bowl.” Or you might hear someone say, “Ugh that sounds weird. Why would I put that into my body?”

    Move Past the Myths

    It’s time to get the facts straight on exactly what deer antler velvet is, how it works and why Royal Velvet by The Healthy Protocol, LLC is the superior product.

    Royal Velvet is the latest...