5 Steps to Mindfulness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2017 2:50:26 PM / by Karah Ehrhardt posted in Mindfullness

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It’s been said that mindfulness in the workplace can increase productivity and reduce stress. The question is, what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a gentle effort to be aware moment to moment. It’s living in the present moment so all of your energy is directed to right now. In the present moment your focus is clear, ideas flow freely and solutions arise.

You can train your brain to be more mindful. It’s just like strengthening a muscle. Try the following exercises to become more mindful:

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Stress & Food Cravings

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2016 2:11:09 PM / by Laura Ugokwe posted in Education, Mindfullness, Stress

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Stress is all too common in our fast-paced society. On average, 25% of Americans report being under a high level of stress and 50% experience a moderate amount of stress [1]. Stress can make you abandon your best intentions of healthy eating and lead you straight to the cookie jar. Before you blame your food choices on a lack of willpower, it’s important to understand the contributing factors between stress and cravings. Understanding the link between your appetite and your environment will create awareness and the opportunity to make healthier decisions when you are anxious.

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