How Nature Can Benefit Your Child’s Attention Span

Summer can be a stressful time for parents - kids are on a break from school, so there is extra entertainment, activities, and organization to fit into an already-busy schedule. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s even more complicated. Parents are taking on home-schooling, helping with online classes, and, in many areas, worrying about what the coming school year will look like in September. It’s vitally important for you and your child to take a break from screens and inside activities to spend time (safely) interacting with the natural world - the benefits might surprise you! 

How the Summer Heat Can Interrupt Your Sleep

When the temperatures start to heat up in summer, you’re probably eager to head outside to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmer weather. But when it’s time to go to sleep, that very same heat might leave you tossing and turning.

Why You Need to Give Your New Skincare Regimen Time to Work

If you’re just getting started on your skincare journey, you’ve probably spent a significant amount of time researching your products and are eager to start using them. But what most people don’t realize is that skincare regimens hardly ever work overnight.

Depression and Anxiety Are Normal in the Lead-Up to Menopause

As you approach the age when menopause is likely to begin, you’ll probably know of a few symptoms to watch out for. Hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia—these are commonly discussed and complained about among menopausal women. But what’s not talked about as often—and what should be—is the effect this transitional period can have on your mental wellbeing.

9 Tips for Treating & Preventing Summer Cold Sores

During warm weather and bright sunny days, the last thing you want is to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips. Some summertime conditions can trigger cold sore outbreaks, even though that may sound counterintuitive. Fortunately, there are some simple preventative measures you can take to keep your lips clear and your summer adventures unimpeded! 

How Meditation Contributes to Your Sex Drive

You’ve heard of meditation for sleep, for stress relief, for focus and for immunity, but did you know that meditation could be instrumental in boosting your sex drive? A growing body of evidence suggests that just a few minutes of daily meditation can improve your libido and enhance your overall sexual wellness for a better, more enjoyable sex life.

You Come First! 4 Ways to Prioritize Your Self-Care

The struggle to recognize and find a healthy work-life balance has been brought to the forefront for many people the past few months, directly tying back to the blurred lines between work and home. What we might forget, however, is that self-care is about much more than juggling our time and responsibilities. It’s also about being kinder, more patient and more compassionate with yourself, especially during trying times.

How Music Can Affect Your Memory

Children learn to memorize things by creating catchy tunes, and you might be surprised to find that you can recall all the lyrics to a once-favorite song from years ago. Throughout our everyday lives, we consistently discover things that point to a connection between music and memory.

The Link Between Poor Sleep and Memory Loss

If you’ve ever had a night or two of poor sleep, you know how it goes: You slog through the next day feeling a little out of it and unable to concentrate or remember things. Sleep deprivation is known to impact the brain in multiple ways, from raising stress levels and causing mood swings to making it harder to focus and process new information. Beyond these effects, however, researchers have discovered that sleep deprivation might be causing problems with memory.