Wellness Now: Your Oasis During Challenging Times
Since these days most of us are more overwrought than over-busy, I decided to change the above tagline from "Your Oasis in a Hectic Day." My intent, however, remains the same: offering simple wellness tips, ideas and reminders. I'd love to hear what you're doing to stay whole and sane during this challenging time so feel free to send me an email with your thoughts and suggestions. I'd love to hear from you.

Lately I find myself battling an undertow of churning emotions: fear, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, confusion. I can slosh around in a pool of paralyzing, unproductive thoughts and feelings...or I can take a walk and get out of my own way. Walking in nature has many bennies: it helps release tension and anxiety, lowers stress levels, releases endorphins (the “happy hormones”), improves mental clarity, calms the spinning monkey mind, decreases heart rate and blood pressure, and strengthens the immune system, which is more important than ever right now. And if you can't go out for a walk, visit your own backyard or porch for a calming breath of fresh air and a restorative change of scenery.

Now is the perfect time to enjoy the spring show, courtesy of Mother Nature: flowers are blooming everywhere you look (you just gotta look), birds are singing, peepers are peeping, the days are longer. Practice social distancing, and give it a go...you'll be glad you did!

Click here for more info about the benefits of getting outdoors.
To your health,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator & Author
Indulge in Some Eco-Therapy!
As you walk, get “out of your head” by engaging your senses, noticing all that surrounds you:

  • Breathe deeply as you sniff the air.
  • Focus on your feet and legs, which propel you along your way.
  • Feel the breeze touching your skin.
  • Listen to the sounds of the birds.
  • See the new buds on the trees and notice the colors of the flowers (lots of purples and yellows!).
  • Look at the clouds and label their ever-changing shapes.
  • When you're done, check in: how are you feeling physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually?

Make sure to get your dose of Vitamin N. April showers bringing May flowers? Don your rain apparel and remember: There's no bad weather, only bad wardrobe choices...

Romeo wonders when the heck she will stop writing and take me out for a walk!
"I go to Nature to be soothed and healed,
and to have my senses put together."
- John Burroughs