The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

We all have a vagus nerve that runs throughout our body from our brain to our gut. It is one nerve but it is so powerful when it comes to how we feel in our bodies and how our body works to regulate our nervous system. When I use the word anxiety, not as a diagnosis,...
The Benefits of Maternal Singing

The Benefits of Maternal Singing

What is maternal singing? Maternal singing is a term used to describe the way parents sing more expressively, more slowly, and at a higher pitch level when singing to an infant. This mentoring is done to promote emotional regulation in early years and enhances memory...
Static and Dynamic Stretching Explained

Static and Dynamic Stretching Explained

Most of us were taught from a young age that we must stretch our muscles before exercising to avoid injury. The truth is that there is no significant research to date that has concluded with certainty that this is true1, however, this does not mean that stretching is...
Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

Gratitude is fundamentally defined as the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation (Sansone & Sansone, 2010). Gratitude can take the shape of many different practices for different people...