October 22, 2018 By: Courtney Ackerman Positive Psychology Program You’ve heard it said before—probably many times—that it’s important to live in the present moment. You also might have heard similar pieces of advice like: “Don’t get caught up in thinking about the past or the future—live in the now!” “Be present in your own life.” “All you have is this moment. Don’t let it slip ... read more
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Written by Heather Beier, Muddy Waters Yoga Studio, Featured in August, 2018 e-newsletter connection /con·nec·tion/ (n.) the action of linking one thing with another This last month I was able to get away with a few dear friends for some sweet downtime and connection. As we were sitting around the table at the end of the day, we were talking about how much time is being lost in our phones. ... read more
Written by Michelle Urbick, Rosy Blu, Featured in Hello Autumn 2018 email series As always, a new season gives us the opportunity to check in with our needs and pay attention to how they (and we) change with the transitioning weather. What you feel and need today is not what you will feel and need tomorrow. Be mindful of ... read more
AUGUST 22, 2017 |BY SUSIE MOORE https://greatist.com/live/bad-mood-ways-to-get-out-of-a-funk I woke up the other morning in a bad mood. I wondered if I'd had a nightmare. Nope, I couldn’t recall any. I wasn’t hungover. I hadn’t even checked my social media yet, so I hadn't activated any angsty comparison triggers. I just opened my eyes that morning, and had a sense of foreboding. I simply felt ... read more
Sportsmanship: A Deeper Understanding and Its Importance Beyond Sports Article written by Sean Dailey http://www.decaturparks.com/sportsmanship-a-deeper-understanding.php I recently asked the kids involved in DPR’s Youth Sports and Fitness class to define sportsmanship. As you would expect, I received a myriad of answers. One of the younger children defined it as “shaking hands at the end of ... read more
Dementia Friends is a global movement developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom and now underway in the United States. The goal is to help everyone in a community understand five key messages about dementia, how it affect people, and how we each can make a difference in the lives of people living with the disease. People with dementia need to be understood and supported in their ... read more
Written by Heather Beier, October 2017 edition of the Muddy Waters Yoga monthly e-news. How am I showing up? For myself. For my partner. For my kid. For my friends. This brings me to the power of choice. We all have that power to choose. What do we say yes to? What do we say no to? Those little choices soon become our life. That brings me to my mantra this month: How am I showing up? ... read more
Written by Kenedy Beebe, WSU Public Health Senior Mental illness is something that affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Mental illness can be debilitating for those living with it so it is important to find healthy coping methods. In recent studies conducted by the Journal of Applied School Psychology and the International Journal of Yoga there ... read more
30 Things I've Done To Simplify My Life Written by by Tyson Popplestone on www.mindbodygreen.com Up until a year ago, I was always looking to squeeze more and more into my days because I thought that was the only way to be productive. Just do more. But somewhere in my attempts to do more, I lost touch with the things I valued most. Now I'm experimenting with a simpler way of living—one ... read more
Shared from the Rosy Blu blog post by Michelle Urbick I love summer. I live in Minnesota, where the seasons change drastically from one to the next…and summer is the one where I come alive. The sun comes out, the air gets warm, and when everything around you is blooming, vibrant and lush, it’s easy for that energy to rub off on you. I’ve written a lot of posts celebrating summer over the ... read more