Sleep is supposed to be restful; yet when we’re having a nightmare, it’s anything but. Whether we’re being terrorized by a fictional monster (that girl from The Ring, anyone?) or grieving a dreamed loss, nightmares steal our energy away rather than restoring it. So why do we have nightmares? And how can we reduce their… read more
We all have our poor sleep horror stories; that night before a presentation when our minds were racing too quickly to let us nod off, or the time we went to a party we’d been anticipating for weeks, only to find ourselves too exhausted to enjoy it. Like bad weather, blemishes, and other unpleasantries, poor… read more
Feeling emotionally drained and exhausted? Have you been distancing yourself from work, growing numb to occupational tasks, or experiencing reduced job performance? According to an article published in the US National Library of Medicine, you may be suffering from burnout, a term coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in the 1970s to describe the symptoms of… read more
We think of sleep as something we do when the day’s work is done—but when we doze off, our brain’s work is just getting started. Take a deeper dive into how the brain improves our health during sleep, and how we can help that process along.
No matter who you are or what type of lifestyle you’re leading, chances are you have a lot of legitimate obstacles standing between you and some much-needed rest. Here are some tips that can help you relax, even when you’re on a tight schedule.
Studies suggest that Floral Essences are a powerful adjunct to traditional therapy; while their effects tend to be more subtle than those of prescription medications, FEs have been known to reduce stress, anxiety, and low mood.
The dog days of summer are upon us. With June 20th, the first official day, come and gone, summer is in full swing. In the summer, we typically find ourselves more exhausted – we’re working hard and the heat is getting to us. This summer is no different with temps reaching 96 degrees and work… read more
Recently we have had a surge of interest in Mindfulness and Meditation services here at The Viva Center. It seems that people from all kinds of backgrounds and at different stages of healing and self-growth have been hearing about Mindfulness and are eager to learn how they can incorporate it into their everyday lives. And… read more
While it’s difficult to make sense of the weather these days, there’s one thing we know for sure: summer is ahead. That means warmer days, sunshine, and also the occasional sunburn. When we were growing up, summer also meant one more thing: time for a break! Soon, kids across the country will be diving into… read more
The inevitability of a few sleepless nights a month is a reality for most people today. Whether it be because you are taking care of your sick child, tossing and turning from a stressful day at the office, or your partner is snoring loudly next to you, you’ll wake up groggy but manage to survive… read more