Wellness

Always October

Contributor: Solvasa Co-Founder & CEO, Lori Bush One breast. Two breasts. No breasts. New Breasts.   As October comes to a close, so does National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a survivor, I am personally grateful for the annual month-long spotlight; there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I am healthy and thriving today as a result of the incredible progress that has been made since the advent of BCAM in 1985.  But for…

All Stressed Out and Nowhere to Go? Time to Adapt(ogen).

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes – the Love Stress that’s all around me, and so the feeling grows.     Even before the invisible spines of coronavirus turned our world into something once reserved for science fiction movies, mounting sources of stress in modern life have been taking their toll and impacting our emotional and physical health and wellbeing.  It’s well understood that management of stress is not…

Mindful Skincare: How Stress Impacts Skin Vitality

Whenever the skin is acting up, the first line of thought for most people is to switch up their skincare routine. Skincare products and routines impact the skin’s wellbeing, but skin wellness goes beyond the surface. Your skin reflects how you feel inside. If you’re embarrassed, your cheeks flush pink, whenever you’re angry or scared, your face becomes pale, and if you’re truly happy, you glow.  If you’re stressed, anyone can tell. The crazy breakouts,…

Stress and Dynamic Wrinkles — Let it Go!

Could worrying about looking old actually make you look older? The short answer is yes. The good news is that premature facial aging is a process we can thankfully control. How? By getting at the root causes. While there are many variables in play, one predominant cause of facial aging is facial tension. Surprised? That’s because facial tension is a rarely discussed topic. So we want to help unpack all you need to know about…

Three Habits to Mindfully Alleviate Tension

Tightness in your lower back, an ache in your shoulder, that knot in your neck that won’t go away—muscle tension is a familiar sensation to most of us. Are you unconsciously clenching your jaw right now? Is your tongue stuck on the roof of your mouth?  Most muscle tension stems from two sources: stress and positioning. Holding our bodies in one position for long periods of time—sitting in a chair at the office, bending over…

Worrying Better

Contributor: Elizabeth Thibaudeau We all have worries. In fact, it’s probably one of the few guarantees in life that we will worry over something. The act of worrying isn’t always a bad thing, however, as most of us worry because we care. We stress over situations, people, and possibilities that are meaningful to us. In some ways, stress helps us tune into the most important areas in our lives.  But stress becomes a problem when…

Your Skin Unmasked

Contributor: Lori Bush and Dr. Ritu Chopra, Co-Founders of Solvasa Across the country and around the world, we’re all doing our best to stay safe and to do our part to keep others safe. And as the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. As a result of our efforts to prevent the spread of infection, we’re seeing a number of skin concerns that are side effects of stress and of wearing PPE masks.  A…

The Beauty of Intermittent Fasting

Contributor: Lori Bush and Dr. Ritu Chopra, Co-Founders of Solvasa Health and beauty are not well measured by numbers on a scale. As far too many of ushave discovered, fad diets and get-thin-quick programs not only don’t work, but they can also be highly stressful for our bodies and our minds. Today, more of us are discovering the benefits of paying attention to what our bodiesare telling us and adopting more holistic and sustainable approaches…

Reframing Social Distancing—Physical Distancing Not Social Distancing

Until just over a month ago, most of us had probably never heard of the term social distancing. Of course, by now, we are all intimately familiar with the details of what exactly it means: limiting any real face-to-face contact, standing at least six feet apart, cancelling birthday parties, concerts, and all other social events that bring us a sense of joy and connection. It’s safe to say that it’s made many of us a…