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,…

Patchy Skin Pigment: A Lingering Souvenir of Biological Stress

Worried about the dark uneven patches that your skin has been collecting over the years? Tired of your skin looking dull and haggard? If your answer to either or both questions is yes, then you are probably dealing with hyperpigmentation.  Although it may not provide any relief, at least know you’re not alone. Pigmentation concerns are so prevalent that the market value for their treatments is expected to hit nearly $8.5 Billion  $8,489 million by 2024.…

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…

The Therapeutic Properties of Rose Quartz

Contributor: Elizabeth Thibaudeau Across the skincare community, gemstone rollers abound—jade, amethyst, and rose quartz have exploded in popularity in recent years, each promising healing, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Rose quartz, in particular, is a gemstone traditionally associated with tenderness, healing, and comfort. For those who practice yoga or meditation, rose quartz connects to the Heart Chakra. Attached to rose quartz’s soft pink color is feminine energy, promising nourishment and compassion to those who encounter this…

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…

Balance Your Brain to Balance Your Life!

Contributer: Dr. Kristen Race The pressures, pulls, and distractions of our lives have made the idea of attaining “balance”, an urban myth that, while desirable, seems unattainable for most of us. We spend our lives inundated 24/7 by information, our careers demand constant accessibility, and our time spent with our own children seems more harried than ever. Drawing from cutting edge research on the brain, combined with simple mindfulness practices, I’ve spent the last decade…

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