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Unlock Your Body’s Potential with Somatic Exercises 

As the push for mind-body awareness and better health has increased, somatic exercises have become more popular. Somatic movement is an excellent way for people of all ages and fitness levels to incorporate activity into their daily lives, regardless of how busy they are or if they have mobility constraints. Let's talk about how to unlock your full potential by adding somatic practices to your everyday routines. Somatics: What It Is and What It Means For You [caption id="attachment_6534" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Madison Lavern on Unsplash[/caption] The definition of somatics is "of the body." In our context, though, it refers to staying in the moment and being present while you perform a set of movements. For a more scientific somatics definition, a recent article from the journal Frontiers in Psychology says...

4 Easy and Flavorful Chicken Tenderloin Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Discover our mouth-watering collection of chicken tenderloin recipes that will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. When you search for the best way to cook chicken tenderloins, you probably just get a lot of recipes for different types of chicken tenders. Don't get me wrong; I love crispy fried chicken tenders as much as the next girl, but I also like variety. So, today I'm going to share a few of my favorite chicken tenderloin recipes and a few bonus tips from my kitchen. Enjoy! Key to My Lime 8-minute Air Fried Chicken Tenderloins Confession: I use my air fryer every. Single. Day. I love it and don't know how I survived without one for so many years. I'll try putting anything in there, and I'm...

Antisocial vs Asocial Behaviors: Understanding the Differences

[caption id="attachment_6464" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Image credit: Tonik on Unsplash; Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash[/caption] You've probably heard the phrase "they're so antisocial" before, but you may have also heard of antisocial personality disorder or seen someone referred to as "asocial." It can get confusing fast. So, what's the difference between antisocial and asocial? Are they interchangeable? Let's find out. What is Asocial Behavior? Asocial definition: Someone who avoids or is uninterested in social interaction and may be viewed as inconsiderate or unfriendly toward others. Asocial behavior is typically the result of an intense fear of rejection or anxiety around new people in social situations. These people can socialize normally with people they already know, such as close family or lifelong friends, but they are entirely closed off from the rest of...

Everything You Need to Know About Adding Hydrocolloid Bandages to Your Wellness Arsenal

Hydrocolloid bandages are a particular type of dressing used to help with wound healing and are also popular as a beauty treatment. Hydrocolloid dressings have recently become popular in the beauty sphere, but they've been around for a long time. Hydrocolloid wound dressings are a special type of covering that can help shallow, open wounds like scrapes, cold sores or oozing pimples heal faster and better than other treatments. These bandages have many uses and are an excellent staple for your first aid and beauty kits. Here's a rundown of all the ways they can help. Hydrocolloid Bandages 101 It's common to wonder if hydrocolloid bandages for acne are similar to hydrocolloid bandages for wounds. The short answer is yes. They're generally the same. Usually, the main difference is that...

Ultimate Guide to Blue Oyster Mushroom

Blue oyster mushrooms are an easy, delicious way to get an extra dose of antioxidants and other important nutrients, no matter how you choose to enjoy them. Blue oyster mushrooms are an extremely popular cooking ingredient in Asian cultures like Japan, Korea and China, but they are also enjoyed around the world. There are many varieties of oyster mushrooms, but the pearl oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus), blue oyster (Pleurotus columbinus) and king blue oyster (Pleurotus eryngii) are the most popular. [caption id="attachment_6383" align="alignnone" width="679"] GMHP Gourmet Mushroom Products Organic Blue Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit, $28[/caption] In terms of texture and flavor, blue oyster mushrooms are somewhat dense and chewy (they're often used as a meat replacement!) with a mildly sweet, woody, umami flavor. If you're on the fence about whether...

3 Delicious Low Sugar Starbucks Drinks You Should Try

Lowering sugar intake doesn't have to mean giving up what you love! There are lots of great low sugar Starbucks drinks to swap for your usual caffeine fix. Whether you're gearing up for a New Year's resolution or simply looking for ways to cut back on added sugars, there are plenty of low sugar Starbucks drinks on the menu that can provide the tasty caffeine fix you need to get through the day. There are also non-coffee and caffeine free Starbucks drinks for anyone looking for a little treat without the energy spike! I've created a roundup of a few of my favorites (caffeinated and decaf), so you know how to order low sugar or sugar-free drinks on Starbucks' app or at the counter. Three Low Sugar Starbucks...

5 Gut Healing Foods For a Healthier Life 

Improving gut health is a popular topic right now. Between gut health drinks and probiotic capsules, you can barely turn an aisle in the store without seeing something marketed toward a healthy gut. Supplements are great, but they can't replace a diet full of nutritious, gut healing foods. If your meals lack fiber, ferments and healthy fats, this list of the five best foods for gut health will help make your next trip to the grocery store easy! What Makes Your Gut Healthy, Anyway? We all have a gut microbiome, which means that we all have billions of bacteria living in our digestive systems. The number and type of these bacteria depend on a lot of factors (diet, genetics, environment, medications), but we all have a balance of "good"...

3 Unique Fall Breakfast Ideas For Cozy Mornings

When you think of fall breakfasts, you probably think of warm, cozy spreads of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and plenty of cinnamon and spice. Big, leisurely breakfasts aren't practical for most people's everyday lives, but that doesn't mean you have to skip cozy morning mealtime! Today, I'm going to share a few fall breakfast ideas that are cozy and satisfying, no matter how busy your morning is. FAQ What should I make for breakfast? Ideally, you should make something that includes carbs, protein and fat so that your body is nourished and fueled for the day. How can I cook fast in the morning? If you're pressed for time, prep a few breakfast ideas over the weekend so you can grab and go. What is a good breakfast that you don't...

Dealing With Mental Health: Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine

Dealing with mental health doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes, just taking a few minutes to laugh at social media posts is enough to boost your mood. There's lots of advice out there about how to deal with mental health struggles, but sometimes, just taking a minute to laugh is enough to shake off the blues and make it through the day. To help with this, here's a roundup of some funny social media accounts to follow next time you need some low-effort serotonin.  Social Media Accounts We Love to Deal With Mental Health: Katie Florence's #TheKouncil Jonny Devaney's dog breed humor Nathan W Pyle's Strange Planet comics MoonPie's ongoing social media beef with the sun   1. Katie Florence (@katieflorence on TikTok; @the.kouncil on Instagram) Katie Florence makes funny,...