Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

The majority of households in the U.S. have at least one pet. If you have one, you know why people say they’re considered part of the family. But besides companionship, owning a pet offers some real health benefits, both physical and mental. Here are some of the...
The Importance of Being Kind to Yourself

The Importance of Being Kind to Yourself

Are you hard on yourself? Do you expect more of yourself than you do of others? Allowing negative self-talk to inhabit your mind is destructive to your mental and physical health. Being kind to yourself is critically important to your overall well-being.  Research...
Stress Can Be Contagious

Stress Can Be Contagious

Did you know that your personal emotions are “catchy?” Our friends, co-workers, and family can absorb your feelings and emotions as easily as they can catch your cold. People are synchronous beings and evidence suggests that joy, fear, and even stress can be...
The Science of Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

The state of gratitude offers many benefits to quality of life, and is rooted in psychological research and theory. Practicing gratitude isn’t just about writing a thank you note for a birthday gift, or saying thanks when a stranger holds the door for you, although...