Category: emotional wellness

I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield

Today, in place of my normal “Middle-age Memoirs”, I am posting a previous article on cultural diversity. I decided to do this for 2 reasons. First, I am writing an article for the H.U.B., the Hawthorn University Blog, on insomnia, which is due today,…

For my mother

My Mom came from a large family. She was one of 10 children who lived on a farm just outside Herreid, South Dakota. She learned early on, from my Grandmother and Grandfather, how to work hard. After graduating, she left the farm and became…

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to…

6 ways to keep your brain young and healthy From Home

As I talk with friends and family over the past few weeks, since the pandemic began, I hear people expressing their frustration at being “stuck at home”, saying they’re going “stir crazy” and other similar phrases. This is understandable, since we are used to…

10 Personal Practices for Self-Care in Challenging Times | Michelle Dwyer

The following article is from fellow Hawthorn University Graduate, Michelle Dwyer. Here, she shares her personal self-care tips during this challenge we currently face. “In the midst of so much uncertainty and daily changes to our reality, I’ve been thinking about what I wanted…

Lunch by the lake~ Ecotherapy: The Health Benefits of Going Outside

The forest…that’s what I love. There is just something special about being in the forest. I really can’t explain it. Being in the forest calms me, and fills me with positive, healing energy. I try to walk outside in the forests around my home…

Easy DIY Stress Relief Tea | Home Herb School | Get Recipe

I found a link to this recipe in my email this morning and had to share. It’s perfect for these dark times in which we find ourselves. During times of uncertainty and overwhelm, the best support comes from an easy DIY stress relief tea….

Laughter therapy…10 videos to lift your spirits & reduce stress

Hello everyone! Now that covid-19 has hit and many of us are homebound, we may feel a bit sad and stressed. Did you know that laughing is one of the best things you can do? Yes, laughing is the best health advice ever. Laughing…

It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!

As I was reading news this morning, I came across this video. A new study reveals that smart phones do some serious damage to the brain. Smart phones affect your brain the same way drugs do and causes an actual addiction. Here are some…

Who You are…

Today’s post is a quick, but phenomenal,  and inspirational video from Jon Jorgenson and The Anima Series. This video came out a few years ago, but the message is timeless and powerful. I won’t ruin it with a lot of superfluous words. I’m hoping…

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