Some people meditate on cushions, some meditate on chairs, some during yoga sessions, but how about inside a sensory-deprivation chamber? I promise it’s better than it sounds. I like to call a spade a spade, but these sensory-deprivation chambers may be better known as flotation pods, isopods, or isolation tanks. Basically it’s a tub of… Read More Review: Serene Dreams, Kearny, NJ
Each week we face struggles, whether it’s meeting our nutrition targets, getting to the gym, making time for a loved one, putting in those extra hours on a big project or chasing our “calling.” We all fall off the metaphorical horse. Some of these bigger decisions can make it harder to know just when we… Read More The difference between giving up and walking away
In a few days we’ll “spring forward” and gain an extra hour of sunlight in our day. If your New Years’ resolution (or theme) has stalled, this is another great to time to dust yourself off and pick up once again. About 5 percent of Americans live with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in a given year;… Read More Reboot your routine with Daylight Savings
Each Monday on The Honeydew Facebook page we post a “Monday Morning Mantra” an inspirational quote to guide your work week. This week I want to tell you about an interesting little mishap that reminded me of the importance of perspective. And it has to do with a motivational quote. I was exploring author Facebook… Read More Perspective is everything
Why is lavender so calming? It is because of something chemical, or because we’re told it’s good for relaxation? Things that make you go “hmmm.” Scents can affect our mood–but not for the reasons we may think, according to a report by Rachel Herz, an assistant professor at Brown University in Scientific American. Instead, scents… Read More Five ways to use essential oils
You’ve seen those beautiful mantra-cized sayings delightfully scrawled onto notebook covers, motivational posters, prints and more often than not as a part of your Monday Morning Mantra. Now, I’m going to teach you how to do it. Well, just a taste. Hand-lettering is now a commodity, but it used to be the only way do… Read More The Art of Hand-Lettering
Last year we compiled a list of 5 relaxing mobile games. Here’s three more to add to the mix! They each have captivating soundtracks and easy to learn, hard to master premises you’ll love when you need to “unplug” from the demands of adult life. 1. Abyssrium Google Play: Free | App Store: Free Abyssrium began… Read More 3 more mobile games to melt away your woes
“Don’t sit so close to the TV.” We’ve all heard it before. You’ve also probably heard “videogames will rot your brain.” Well, the opposite might actually be true. Here’s a top three on the benefits of videogames! 1. Puzzle games can stave off Alzheimer’s Disease. A recent study showed those who engaged in mentally-stimulating activities, including… Read More Can videogames make your mind stronger?
I began my meditation or “sitting” practice in my early twenties. So it’s safe to say I haven’t been at it quite that long. In my time however, spanning about three or four years, I’ve both sat intensely and faithfully each day, and I’ve also gone weeks or months without this practice. I’m a… Read More Start Meditating and Gain Peace
Happy Fall! The weather is finally beginning to cool off and that makes it the perfect time of year to get off your butt and head outside. Yes, this week’s post is a little more self-reflection than how-to, but I’m hoping my experience will motivate you to get out there and fall in love with… Read More Get Back to Nature!