How to Beat Stress by Triggering Happy Hormones

When we think of happiness, our mind jumps to the things we like to do, our family and friends, pretty artful things, the music we like... But when it comes to depression and chronic anxiety, or just the general chronic run-down syndrome from feeling stressed and living a high stress lifestyle or work-style, happiness boils … Continue reading How to Beat Stress by Triggering Happy Hormones

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Surviving the Back to School Hustle

I remember the back-to-school stress my mom used to experience. It was buying new stationary, maybe a backpack, art supplies, lunch boxes, making sure we had writing pads and tracking down our textbooks. Rush. And then, suddenly, all was back to normal: work and school. Of course, putting out fires, so to speak, is an … Continue reading Surviving the Back to School Hustle

Should Massage Therapy Hurt to be Effective?

“I am used to deep tissue and sports massages, so I was skeptical when Angelique’s pressure was lighter, but my muscles felt a lot more supple and relaxed and, unlike after some massages, I didn’t feel sore or stiff the next day.” — Lyle Massage lesson of the week: massages shouldn’t hurt. A good massage is … Continue reading Should Massage Therapy Hurt to be Effective?

Closing off 2017 and the need for “Simplicité” in 2018

Have you ever tried to create something you’re passionate about, but just couldn’t get that laser-focus and narrow down on that one specific skill or concept? Or maybe there was just too many things to do and you wanted to get it done ALL AT ONCE... In a nutshell, that was 2017 for me. A … Continue reading Closing off 2017 and the need for “Simplicité” in 2018

2 Immune-boosting Smoothies to Beat Seasonal Allergies

Thyme & Clementine Smoothie adapted from Science & Fourchette | Preparation: 5 min | Cooking time: 0 min | Servings: 2 | Ingredients: 3 clementines without cores, in quarters 60 ml (1/4 cup) Greek/plain yogurt or vegan alternative 1 small branch of thyme 1 banana frozen or ripe, or 1/2 mango Preparation: Puree all ingredients with a blender. Add … Continue reading 2 Immune-boosting Smoothies to Beat Seasonal Allergies