Mindfulness

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

What I Bring When I Go for a Run

By Caitlin O’Brien, Fitness Specialist Although we are homebound, one activity that is easily accessible right now is running. It requires little to no gear and allows you to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and boost your mood. To set myself up for a good run, I always bring these essentials.…

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.…

Practical Mindfulness: Untangle Stress with LOVE

Feeling stressed? Tied up in knots? After the holidays have passed and we settle into our new resolutions and regular demands of our lives and our work, suddenly the stress feels big again. How can we get everything on our to-do lists done and manage the stress? The answer may seem counterintuitive or selfish, but…

Reduce your Holiday Stress

Wellbeing 360 events offer stress-free (and healthy) holiday recipes that’ll make any household happy and stress reduction techniques for any occasion! While you might not want yet another event to attend, our Wellbeing 360 event in December has what you need to reduce your holiday stress! Wellbeing 360 is a new and interactive series of…

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