Teachers Are Stressed in Uncertain School Year

Teachers are struggling. That’s the top finding in a new survey of employed adults in Washington state by Premera Blue Cross. 42% of teachers said their mental health has declined since the COVID-19 emergency began that’s compared to 37.6% of the general Washington workforce. 36% of...

A Guide to Aromatherapy

Different smells elicit visceral experiences, like the scent of fresh homemade cookies being intrinsically connected to a sense of home. So what if there were scents that could mitigate stress? Or even help reduce physical pain?  Well according to Habitude Spa lead Kailey Smith, those benefits...

100 Things to Do Besides Read the News

A watched pot never boils and a watched TV can't call races any faster. Remember, it's the network's job to report the news 24 hours a day. It's not your job to watch or read the news 24 hours a day. In fact, excessive news consumption...

How to Be Mindful Without Sitting Still

If your response to the frequent suggestion to download a meditation app is a swift and decisive no, you're definitely not alone. Many of us are in no mood to sit quietly. TalkSpace Therapist Cynthia Catchings said her clients often dismiss the idea of meditation, but...

Science-Backed Ways to Feel Better Emotionally

This weekend election stress meets pandemic, which meets the end of daylight saving time. And it all collides with a potentially disappointing Halloween, a full moon, and Mercury is retrograde. So we might all need a little extra self-care. Good emotional health starts with keeping up on...