• What To Do After A Workout: 5 Tips For A Healthy Post-Exercise Routine

    What To Do After A Workout: 5 Tips For A Healthy Post-Exercise Routine

    Few things in life feel quite as nice as that "I just freakin' crushed it!" post-workout high... And it makes sense considering exercise has been shown to boost mood and energy levels, while reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.  However, in order to keep the good times rolling long after your workout, it’s important to give your body some proper attention to aid its recovery. From simple...
  • Basics of Botanicals: Ashwagandha

    Basics of Botanicals: Ashwagandha

      In a world as complex as ours, stressors seem to pop up around every corner. Whether it’s political conflict, global pandemics, supply chain issues, rising inflation, or alien attacks (okay, not this one…yet), there’s no shortage of potential triggers that can send you spiraling into existential angst.  And while some people are able to lean on practices like meditation and breathwork to take...
  • Spring Cleaning for Mental Health: 3 Tips to Declutter Your Mind

    Spring Cleaning for Mental Health: 3 Tips to Declutter Your Mind

    Ahhh, the sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The flowers are blooming. You know what that means… Spring is here! And after a long, dreary winter it’s finally time to shake off the proverbial feathers to embrace the season of renewal. For many of us, this process begins with a refreshing deep clean of our homes, where we open the windows, declutter spaces,...
  • Mental Health Reset Challenge for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental Health Reset Challenge for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Let’s talk about mental health. We do that quite a bit already, but Mental Health Awareness Month provides a great opportunity to step back and get a look at the bigger picture. And that bigger picture is worrying, to say the least. The state of mental health in the U.S. has only continued to decline as we deal with the lingering effects of the...
  • Four Bluebird-Approved Breathing Exercises to Try

    Four Bluebird-Approved Breathing Exercises to Try

      Have you ever thought about your breathing? If not, now’s a good time to start!  Though we typically breathe without consciously thinking about it, there are many benefits of engaging in intentional deep breathing exercises from time to time. Deep breathing exercises activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which controls your body’s ability to calm down after a stressful event. It also enables better oxygen...
  • Five Things to Avoid When Working Out

    Five Things to Avoid When Working Out

      We’ve talked about tips and tricks to integrate into your workout routine to maximize its effectiveness for your mind and body. But is there anything you should avoid? As it turns out… yes. Read on for what to avoid doing before, during, and after your exercise routine. Not eating enough before or after your workout It’s simple: your body needs fuel to exercise....