Wellness Wednesday: Top Ten Benefits of a Nap (and Helpful Tips)

Wellness Wednesday: Top Ten Benefits of a Nap (and Helpful Tips)

One of my (Gerry) favorite pastimes and healthy habits is a brief afternoon nap or siesta, as they are sometimes referred to. There are many healthy benefits to a good nap and we’ll get to those in a minute. First, we should mention what to avoid in order to get the proper benefits from your… Read More »

Overcoming Fear Can Save Your Life : My Breast Biopsy

Overcoming Fear Can Save Your Life : My Breast Biopsy

I (Shannon) had a goal for 2021. It wasn’t a traditional resolution, it was a goal that I had set for myself to stop saying words that revolved around fear. I often find myself saying, “I’m scared,” or “I’m afraid” and even though I like to be adventurous and experience new things, I am a… Read More »

Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating a Healthy Life with Healthy Boundaries

Wellness Wednesday: Cultivating a Healthy Life with Healthy Boundaries

One of the most difficult lessons I (Shannon) have had to learn in my life is that of creating boundaries. Listen, I can cut someone out easily before I can create the boundaries I need to keep them at a safe distance to keep myself safe, healthy, and both parties happy and in a healthy… Read More »

Wellness Wednesday: 10 Quick & Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Wellness Wednesday: 10 Quick & Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

As we wind up Stress Awareness Month, we thought we would share some quick and easy ways to reduce stress. Now look, we get it, stress is something that isn’t always a quick and easy fix. You don’t have to explain that to us, but often, there are some easy ways to help diffuse the… Read More »

How Minimalism Helps My Mental Health

How Minimalism Helps My Mental Health

April is Stress Awareness Month, and we cannot think of a better time to reflect on ways we reduce our stress than another edition of Wellness Wednesday. I (Shannon) thought that I would take this time to consider one of the most important ways that stress is alleviated in my life- our minimalist lifestyle.  We’ve… Read More »