“Tell me how to sleep!” It’s a phrase I hear virtually every day. These days, millions of us are dealing with some level of sleep-deprivation, and that’s bad news for all those minds and bodies. Good, restorative sleep is a cornerstone of wellness and an absolute must if you’re going to maintain strong
Move over, Prozac- anxiety is the new depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18% of the U.S. adult population suffers from an anxiety disorder. This number doesn’t account for people who experience distressing levels of anxiety but don’t meet criteria for a diagnosable disorder. Most of us have experienced anxiety throughout our lives, and it can be argued that between improvements in technology and the advent of social media, anxiety and stress levels are surging at higher rates then previously seen-especially for young people.
We are officially in an era where meditation is no longer fringe. We are constantly hearing about the benefits of meditation, corporate companies are implementing meditation into their wellness structures and there are new meditation studios popping up around the country. Doctors are now prescribing meditation to patients, and it seems that science now proves what yogis have been teaching for ages. Meditation works wonders.
Adaptogens have been used for centuries for treating and preventing illness. With the growing stressors in our modern life and environment, there is a greater need to utilize adaptive herbs, berries, spices, tinctures, and medicinal mushrooms. These powerful substances replenish the energy of the cells to fight fatigue, while aiding our ability to cope with anxiety and stress.