Show Off Smooth & Healthy Lips During Cold (Sore) Season

Most people are well acquainted with the dreaded cold sore and know the pain of that initial itch all too well. By the next morning, you’ve woken up with an unsightly blister on your lip—just in time to lead that important presentation at work!

Cold sores have ruled your life for too long. We’ve got the best tips for treating, preventing and concealing cold sores so you’ll never have to cancel plans over a blemish or sore again.

What is Cortisol and Why is it Stressing You Out?!

Cortisol is often blamed for causing stress. We’ll let you in on a little secret—it’s actually the other way around! Life causes stress, and cortisol is the body’s reaction to it.

Sometimes people or problems get the best of us, and our hormonal systems think we’re in danger. Although it doesn’t feel good, the racing heart and tense muscles you get after a stressful encounter are designed to keep you safe.

Stress and cortisol are closely connected. Learning to keep your cool can lower your cortisol levels and diminish the physiological symptoms of stress. In order to achieve that goal, let’s start by reviewing what cortisol is and how it functions within the body.

Too Tired to Sleep? The Numbing Effects of Exhaustion

We’ve all been there—the tossing and turning, the checking your clock every 10 minutes. You’re exhausted, yet you can’t sleep. When you do eventually fall asleep, you feel as if you hadn’t slept at all. You wake up tired, go to work tired, then repeat the cycle all over again.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Sleep issues are common, but they don’t have to result in numbing exhaustion day in and day out! Here’s what can lead to overtiredness and the steps you can take to achieve a good night’s rest.

This is How Your Immune System Suffers from Stress & Lack of Sleep

Some people just can’t seem to shake a cold. As soon as they start to feel better, they get hit with a scratchy throat and stuffy nose all over again. Unsurprisingly, these are often the same people who are bogged down by stress and have a sleep schedule that’s in shambles.

Get Set to Reset Your Circadian Clock After Daylight Savings

The end of daylight saving time (DST) this November means you get one extra hour of sleep during the time change. For most people, that’s the only good part! Turning the clocks back an hour might seem like nothing. But if your sleep schedule is out of whack, the longer mornings and shorter nights can leave you feeling groggy for weeks.

Why “I Need a Massage” is a Truer Statement Than You Realize

Long hours at work and stressful daily tasks take their toll. Eventually, we all reach a point where we throw up our hands and exclaim, “I need a massage!”

A Mindful Minute is What You’ve Been Missing in Your Daily Life

There are only so many hours in a day, so you probably try to save time for the important stuff. Unfortunately, mental health ranks toward the bottom of our priority lists all too often. Many of us want mindfulness to become a daily habit, but that goal falls to the wayside because we think we have to carve out a huge chunk of time. In reality, all you need is a minute.

7 All-Natural Coffee Alternatives (and Why You Should Try Them)

Coffee makers have become a kitchen staple. However, despite its widespread popularity, coffee is far from the best way to wake up every morning.

Back to School - Calming Support for Challenging Times

Since the school year started, many parents have experienced a scenario that’s all too common. The phone rings, and the caller ID says it’s from your child’s school. Their teacher is on the other end of the line explaining that your child has low grades and poor performance in class. This is all news to you—your kids seem fine when they’re at home!