Browsing Category

Wellness

Wellness Work + Travel

Beating Jet Lag

beating jet lag

Do you experience jet lag when you travel? It’s just about the worst: You arrive at your destination, many time zones away from home, and all you want to do is sleep. But sleep doesn’t come— your body is confused, and then frustrated, and then desperate… and then it’s morning. If you’re on a work trip and need to be on your game the next day, it can be devastating. Jet lag is a disruption to your circadian rhythm— your internal…

Continue Reading

Wellness

The supplements I swear by for energy, stress-relief, and overall health

Supplements

In an ideal universe, I’d get all of the nutrients my body needs from my totally perfect diet. Protein from perfectly cooked sous vide eggs and meats and vitamins and antioxidants from juices and smoothies made in my Vitamix with perfectly fresh farmers market produce. My actual universe, of course, is a little more complicated. The crazy busy pace of modern life means a few things. I’m often eating on the go while doing three other things, and the food…

Continue Reading

Apps Wellness

The Secret App I Use to Make Good Habits Stick

Y7 Today Habit forming

Did you know that research shows it takes an average 66 days to form a new habit?! I remind myself of this fact whenever I’m feeling guilty about straying from my commitment to do more yoga (Y7 is my current obsession). or unplug from technology before bed (breaking this commitment as we speak, don’t judge). I wish I could say that I’ve resolutions into habits with things like meditating, or drinking more water during the day. Sixty-six days is a…

Continue Reading

Wellness

Too Cool: Serta iComfort Memory Foam Mattress

This blog post is sponsored by Mattress Firm. As always, all opinions are my own.  On more than a few mornings lately, I’ve been waking up too early— uncomfortable and stiff— and then lying on the floor until my alarm clock goes off. Not a ringing endorsement for my old mattress, which we had for longer than the recommended time to keep one, it turns out. I had been passing off my discomfort as too much time in the car, or lots of…

Continue Reading

Wellness

Could aromatherapy make you a less stressed, more productive person?

aromatherapy

If you’ve ever lit a fragrant candle as part of a hygge-inspired Friday evening after a really long week, you kind of already “get” aromatherapy. But do you really know what it’s all about? Scents are pretty powerful. Not only do they summon memories at strange moments (when a stranger wanders by with cologne that whisks you back to dancing at prom?), they can also turn you into a happier, more productive person. You know, one who inhales deeply and checks…

Continue Reading

Wellness

Do you need a new mattress? A checklist, and shopping guide.

when to replace your mattress

This post was created in partnership with Mattress Firm. As always, all opinions are my own. On Monday, I shared some of what I’ve learned about how to get a better night’s sleep, in partnership with Mattress Firm. They’re working on a top-secret tech launch that I can FINALLY reveal next week — you can tune in to livestream the big announcement here on Tuesday at 8:30a CST. The official hashtag is #techtopoweroff, so you can probably guess how this tech…

Continue Reading