Why You Lose (or Gain) Weight while Your Spouse is Deployed

Before your spouse leaves, things are probably a bit chaotic. Routine may be tossed out the window because you’re focusing on packing lists, seeing people, pre-deployment leave, and quality time with each other. After they’ve been gone for a bit, you start to get into a new routine. Depending on your occupation, your schedule is likely more consistent, making it easier to create new routines.  Read More

7 Self-Care Practices

Mindfulness invites us to stay in our hearts- not just in our heads. The mind builds narratives to convince us we are in control- but in the heart lives the everlasting trust that life unfolds from our own presence and our own will of participation with experiences around us. Read More

Breath Awareness + Coming Home

Breath impacts how we digest things (foods, thoughts, and feelings). Breath is a birthright that can train our nervous system and body towards optimal health and resilience. Breath is a superpower for keeping you centered, relaxed and clear. This is just the beginning. Here is a simple tool to find your breath this week.  Read More

Make it Your Practice + Mental Meal Plans

“Just like the body takes in nutrients and resources to be digested, so does the mind. We put a lot of emphasis on clean eating in our culture, and just as important as clean eating is clean thinking. Our mind is constantly taking in feedback from our environment, experiences, and interactions. This information shapes and informs the bodily systems within us, our… Read More

What is Meditation + Overcoming Overthinking

Meditation is truly a non-doing, which goes against our social norms and can be challenging for those beginning. The practice takes shape in so many ways from sitting in self-reflection to listening to guided meditations and so many more. If one style does not work for you, explore others. Note that meditation is… Read More

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to purpose without reacting; it is a process of breaking out of the matrix. We get so caught up and weighed down by the doing, the getting, and the going. Mindfulness lives in the moments where we choose to pause, step back and notice our experiences. From the awareness we draw in those moments, we step back into… Read More

The Importance of Compassion in Mindfulness

Are we aware of the roles we play in life? That even when one tells us who we should be or what we should do, it doesn’t always mean that is who we are. So often, we adopt the shadows of others by participating in the roles they’ve conditioned us to play.  Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Melissa Aguirre

Melissa is an advocate for the health and wellbeing of our military personnel. From active duty service members to spouses, Melissa is doing everything she can to educate, train, and assist our community in being the best version of ourselves. For the next couple of months we are going to feature Melissa and her expertise […]

How to Design an Exercise Plan that Actually Meets Your Goals

In this article you will find: The journey of Sara, who is making one of the most common (and biggest) mistakes The simple (and more effective) solution to try instead A quick exercise to try so you can go from goal-getter to RESULTS!