My Fave At-Home Health Resources

Try a bunch and find what works for you

Meditation and mindfulness

Dawn Buse

  • Dawn Buse is a doctor, professor, and licensed clinical psychologist who conducts research on migraine, pain, and stress, among other conditions. Her website has a bunch of great resources, including relaxation recordings.

Calm

  • My go-to app for daily meditation, which features a daily Calm, sleep stories, Masterclass  education series, and meditations like Seven Days of Anxiety/Focus, etc.

Insight Timer

  • I love meditations led by Sarah Blondin.

Headspace

  • This app has a great meditation for those suffering pain.

Gabrielle Bernstein

Passive Muscle Relaxation

  • Just do a search on YouTube. I love this one.

Tara Brach

Mental Health

MindShift app

  • CBT-based by Anxiety Canada

STOPP app

Five-Minute Journal

Dr. Allison Answers

  • Allison is a clinical psychologist who shares so much invaluable information on her website on topics like anxiety, anger, self-compassion, happiness, productivity, gratitude, and more. Check out her meditations, too.

Exercise

Yoga with Adriene

Down Dog Yoga

@activelyautoimmune on Instagram

Romney Studios

  • I haven’t signed up for their workout series, but they share some good exercises on their Instagram.

Entertainment

Audiobooks

  • Audible, iBooks, Overdrive or Libby apps.

Podcasts

  • I love Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Oprah’s SuperSoul and Masterclass, and Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, among many others.

Behind the Blog: Getting to know each other

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”  – Bréné Brown

I recently read a post by one of my fave recipe bloggers, Erin over at Well Plated, about self-doubt and negative self-talk, particularly after social situations. She admitted that she was nervous publishing the post, given that it was about something other than food. But by bravely sharing her story, she was able to relate to a lot of people at a personal level and her readers (myself included) appreciated her opening up. Continue reading “Behind the Blog: Getting to know each other”

Introducing: My new blog

I’m so excited to introduce my REfreshED blog!

One year ago, Adam and I (as newlyweds!) started eats ‘n’ retreats — a couples’ food and travel blog — to chronicle our fave foodie adventures and travel excursions. We both love cooking, eating, writing and seeing new places, so this was the perfect outlet to share our stories. Continue reading “Introducing: My new blog”

Why I Love September Pt. 1: A fresh start

In this first post of a four-part series on why I love September, I’m going to look at why this month is special because it’s a natural time for a fresh start.

This concept is that with peoples’ schedules often changing each September post-work and back to school (at least in the U.S. and Canada), it’s a fitting and logical time for us to make other changes we want in our lives, too. Continue reading “Why I Love September Pt. 1: A fresh start”