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Heal and Soothe with the POWER OF SOUND

11/08/2022

Does the click-clack of a fresh acrylic set soothe your angst? Maybe a low, consistent rumble lulls you to sleep, or a high-pitched, whirring noise builds panicked tension in your chest. Humans are designed to be finely tuned to different sounds. Some indicate danger, some indicate the promise of stress or an annoying disturbance, and some incite joy, bliss, love, peace, or rest.There’s a reason we like softer, soothing sounds in the evening and high-energy dance ballads or metal when we work…

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Simple Ways to PRIORITIZE SELF-CARE

10/08/2022

We too easily get caught up in the everyday hustle and can forget that we need to pause and take time to be good to ourselves. This can be anything from giving longer hugs to waking up 20 minutes earlier, whatever floats your self-care boat and helps to boost your mood for the better. Below, we’re sharing 15 ways you can prioritize your self-care without spending a fortune. Let the good vibes roll, and let us know which resonated with you the most and how you…

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Balancing act: how to succeed in the age of hybrid working

08/08/2022

People don’t like commuting – so what?” Such was the aggressive – and very public – response that Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase’s chief executive officer and a billionaire titan of Wall Street, made to the suggestion that hybrid working might be here to stay. That was in May 2021; a year later, he had changed his tune, acknowledging in his annual shareholder letter that at least 40 per cent of employees at America’s largest bank would work partially remotely,…

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Why We Should Be Detoxing OUR LIVER FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH

01/08/2022

Our livers’ number one job is to help us detox. While the liver works hard at this crucial task, we don’t make it easy. Cocktails, long sedentary work days, snacking, poor sleep, poor circulation, and not consuming enough herbs or high-vibe foods to keep everything in motion can make this role a taxing one, so we need to help our major detox organ with a little jumpstart. Enter Traditional Chinese Medicine. In TCM, the liver is known to be responsible for not just metabolizing…

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5 Ways to GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

16/07/2022

What goes on inside our heads, and the quality of our thoughts, affects our lives in so many ways—our moods, confidence, relationships, self-love, compassion, self-care, and much more. Learning how to get out of our heads and change our thought habits is key. To do so, we have to use certain tools for relief to eventually get rid of negative thoughts. Here are five achievable ways you can do this: 1) Take action. Break free from your cycling thoughts by: • Going for a…

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FEELING ANXIOUS? Try Box Breathing

15/07/2022

Every day we wake up to a buffet of stressful events, with menu items ranging from “TikTok says our hairstyle is cheugy” to “Society is collapsing around us.” It’s not uncommon for us to get lost in our anxious thoughts. To stop the stress spiral, we started using box breathing. It helps calm us down in the short term, plus practicing it regularly has long-term benefits. Learn more about this breathing technique below. What is box breathing? Box breathing is…

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What’s Your RELATIONSHIP WITH ANGER?

13/07/2022

We are conditioned to think of anger as a completely negative experience, when in reality it’s a natural reaction on the spectrum of emotions. When we shame it in such a way, we suppress it, feel guilt around it, or harbor it inside our bodies. This could let it morph and grow into something else entirely—something typically deeper, more stuck, more harmful, or harder to release. Coming to terms with anger as a normal human emotion or reaction is the first step in how we…

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THE GREEN FLAGS to Know That You’re Growing

12/07/2022

It’s easy to call out the red flags in life, but what about waving the green ones? The reminders that you’re doing the right thing and going in the right direction on this rollercoaster that we call life. To evolve and be aware of your own growth is important. Being conscious of the correct choices you’re making will allow you to make healthy decisions a habit. And we’re all for instilling positive coping mechanisms into our life. Acknowledge and give yourself credit the next time you notice…

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5 ENERGY-BOOSTING Afternoon Habits

11/07/2022

The afternoon slump—some days, it just hits harder than others. Wanting to boost mid-afternoon energy typically translates to something more specific: the desire to improve both focus and alertness, to influence our productivity and performance at the task at hand. The five habits below can be leveraged to accomplish just that. Each utilizes a different action to attenuate afternoon lulls: blood sugar stabilization, intelligent timing of work sequence based on circadian biology, autonomic arousal through respiration, non-sleep deep rest, and increased blood flow.…

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ALL-NATURAL CURES for Jet Lag

07/07/2022

Some of us are all too familiar with that feeling that creeps up after a long flight or red-eye. It’s a phenomenon that we know and hate … and it’s called jet lag. Some may even say that jet lag and hangovers are basically best friends because of how unpleasant they are. And like a hangover, jet lag can be prevented and cured naturally—so toss the Advil and fifth cup of coffee and read the below for seven all-natural ways…

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