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Mindfulness

From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Mental Health Resource Guide for Healthcare Professionals

May is Mental Health Month and this week (May 10 – 16) is National Hospital Week so we want to acknowledge the professionals who are in the front lines helping others recover and live well today and every day. With that recognition comes the admission that nurses and physicians are far more likely to experience…

POUR: A Guide to Mindful Eating

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  Do you find yourself scrounging for food and mindlessly eating when you are not hungry, or overeating without realizing you are full or satisfied? We all indulge from time to time, but too much of a good thing can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Learn how to develop…

The 6 Keys to Unlocking Your Best Sleep Ever

There is nothing like starting your day from a good night’s sleep. Your mind is sharper, you can focus better on tasks, and you are generally in a good mood. However, what happens when we do not have a good night’s sleep?  The average adult in the U.S. needs about seven hours of sleep each…

Five Practical Mindfulness Exercises

By Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  Discover your own everyday cues to practice informal mindfulness. Here are five suggestions: Engage your five senses  When driving, notice the feel of the steering wheel, the sights, sounds around you, the scent, and the temperature of the air.  While washing dishes, pause to notice the feel of the…

Coping with COVID-19: Practical Mindfulness Strategies

By Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  With information and recommendations changing almost by the hour, it can be very upsetting to manage the uncertainty and worry that is affecting all of us daily. So, what are some of the best ways to manage the stress and worry of the coronavirus? How can we practice mindfulness…

Reducing Holiday Stress with Yoga and Meditation

Has the end of the year got you feeling scattered or stressed? You’re not alone! While the end of the year is a great time for reflection and enjoying time with friends and family, the actual enjoyment often gets lost in the midst of to-dos, holiday parties, and travel plans. It’s important to give yourself…

Giving to Receive: How to Decrease Stress this Holiday Season

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, not surprisingly, many of us experience an increase in stress. Although our purpose in celebrating the season is often to give gifts of love and appreciation to people in our lives, sometimes we feel more overloaded as we pack more…

Shopping with Intention – Part 2

Read the first half of this article: Shopping with Intention You have bags of groceries after returning from the store and start to think of what meals you can make from this purchase. Perhaps there is a recipe book you refer to, or if you are a week planner, maybe a meal plan has been…

Wellbeing 360: Practical Mindfulness for Stress

Practical Mindfulness for Stress: Taming “March Madness” Feeling the full-court press and stress that springtime can bring? Join Dr. Liz Chamberlain for this interactive 45-minute Wellbeing 360 workshop to learn research-based strategies to tame the “March Madness” before a stress tipoff (or a bracket bust)! In this engaging workshop, you’ll learn: Why and how stress…

Shopping with Intention

  Arriving at the grocery store, you observe that the parking lot is full to capacity. The store’s sign in white and yellow lettering already gives you anxiety about stepping through the automatic doors. Before you even start shopping for tonight’s dinner, you can feel your heart starting to race and a surge of anxiousness.…

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