By The BroglieBox Team5 min read Ever since quarantine started, plans have changed, events have been cancelled and vacations have been postponed. If you’re someone who has especially struggled with your mental health these past few months, you need remember to take time for yourself to de-stress. Taking a day off or stepping away from work for some self-care activities help us stay healthy, happy, and resilient. It’s essential … Continue reading Taking Time to Relax and Recharge, Especially if You’ve Had to Cancel Plans
By Dr. Sharon Ufberg8 min read Journal writing is an easy, flexible, and heart-opening activity to add to your morning and/or evening routine. And you need to give yourself permission to write whatever comes to mind without judgement or revision. The journaling exercise is for your eyes only so feel free to express yourself! It’s fun to pick out a special notebook and start by … Continue reading 20 Awesome Journaling Prompts to Inspire Yourself!
By Hilary Adams, PhD8 min read Take a moment to calculate how many hours of sleep you got each night this week. Are you sleeping eight to nine hours per night? If not, you are probably in “sleep debt,” and that can have negative effects on physical and mental health. It’s not just you; research shows that teens and young adults across the country are … Continue reading The Major Impacts of Sleep Deprivation
By Taylor Yingshi Wang4 min read Art has existed since mankind knew how to pick up sticks. In fact, recent evidence suggests that those first humans etched carvings into cave walls to psychologically prepare themselves for the arduous hunting journeys ahead. In more modern times, artist Adrian Hill coined the term ‘art therapy’ in 1942 as he realized the cathartic effects of painting while recovering … Continue reading 5 Ways To Boost your Mood Creatively During Quarantine
By Monique Mendez2 min read We unlock creativity in our most relaxed moments. However, in our hectic daily lives, we may not find our creativity and instead feel completely stuck. Taking the time to truly relax and let our minds wander could incidentally make us the next great American novelist… or just get some ideas flowing. Our Brain is Activated When we find quiet moments … Continue reading How Relaxation Sparks Creativity
By Colin Champ8 min read An easy way to gauge whether something is stressful is to measure cortisone levels. Cortisone, the “stress” hormone, is released during tense and stressful situations. My drive to work is apparently one of the most stressful parts of my day as it shoots my cortisone (and blood sugar) through the roof. As discussed before, chronic stress does some damage by repeatedly raising … Continue reading Forest Bathing: The Science Behind Its Positive Effects
By Dr. Sharon Ufberg8 min read Let’s face it, we all know that we could improve our weekly routines to stay healthier, be more fit and feel less stressed. Unfortunately, often our busy schedules, overbooked calendars, and multiple commitments get in the way of being the best version of ourselves. And they don’t take an entire lifestyle shift to add them into your daily routine … Continue reading 5 Tips to be Healthy, Fit, and Happy!
By The BroglieBox Team5 min read THE BODY SCANEver wonder why your stomach gets upset when you are feeling sad or anxious? Our feelings and our bodies are so interconnected but we rarely tune into our body parts individually to actually discover where we are holding tension. Common places include shoulders, traps (trapezius), and stomach. But oftentimes, we are holding stress in places we don’t … Continue reading Simple Mindfulness Techniques that Can Be Done Anywhere
By Marti Warmuth, MA8 min read Sleep is something that many of us admit that we want to get more of, but most of us don’t. As I write this, I’ve been struggling with my sleep patterns for a couple of weeks at this point. We all go through times like that, but did you know that, if you are not getting enough sleep, you … Continue reading How Does Sleep Affect my Mental Health?