5 Ways To Boost your Mood Creatively During Quarantine

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

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How Relaxation Sparks Creativity

By: Monique Mendez 2 minute 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 … Continue reading How Relaxation Sparks Creativity

Forest Bathing: The Science Behind Its Positive Effects

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 this hormone, but acute stress … Continue reading Forest Bathing: The Science Behind Its Positive Effects

Simple Mindfulness Techniques that Can Be Done Anywhere

THE BODY SCAN Ever wonder why your stomach gets upset when you are feeling sad or nervous? 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 even realize. Benefits of a … Continue reading Simple Mindfulness Techniques that Can Be Done Anywhere