By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.
Research has revealed that sleep is one of the basic building blocks of good health. Although we live in a society where trading sleep time for getting more things done in a day is often the norm, the truth is that our brains and bodies require adequate amounts of good quality sleep to stay healthy. Sleep deprivation has negative affects on aging, immune system function, metabolism, reaction time, memory, blood pressure, and ability to focus. Adults should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep to promote a healthy immune system and to help reduce levels of chronic low-grade inflammation. This year, make getting a good night's sleep a priority!
To Get a Better Night’s Sleep:
• Daily exercise, several hours before bedtime, promotes a better night’s sleep for most people.
By Anne Parker, M.A.
Simplifying your life is fundamentally about the willingness to make choices about where you put your attention and energy. Typically, when we feel overwhelmed and have the desire to simplify, it’s because we are attempting to do too much and have expectations that are not reasonable, which leads us to put energy into distractions – activities that don’t support our true goals and intentions.
These ideas apply to all aspects of our life – personal and professional. Simplifying requires us to shift habits and expectations. To simplify we must make different choices and be willing to accept the ramifications of those choices when they are comfortable and when they are uncomfortable.
One of our recent guests Christine Hassler shared her experience with Wyatt Webb in her video blog. As many of you know, "It's Not About the Horse with Wyatt Webb" is a unique experience where Miraval guests must communicate clearly and show their authentic selves by working with horses at our Purple Sage Ranch as energetic mirrors of themselves. Self-discovery is inevitable when you let down your guard and let your true feelings shine.
We encourage you to watch this video blog where Christine shares about her experience in detail. We hope to see you at Miraval soon!
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Happy New Year everyone! As we gear up for a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration here in Tucson, we wanted to give a shout out to our entire Miraval community around the country and the globe. 2013 has been a wonderful year for us here at Miraval and we hope it has been a memorable one for all of you as well! As we look forward to 2014, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the last year of wellness tips shared on our blog. Here's our Top 10 - but as you know, this barely scratches the surface of all the wonderful tidbits, recipes, and tips you can find in our blog archive.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and mindful 2014. We hope to see you at Miraval!
Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
In this insightful video with Coach Leigh Weinraub, gain new perspective about how to approach holiday stress and how to recover quickly. Hope you enjoy!
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