Mind & Body

  • July 19, 2019

    Building Healthy Family Relationships

    By Brigit Atkin   What is a family? They are people who share the same blood and who gather to bond and enjoy each other’s company; people who love, care for, and look out for each other; people who confide in one another; people who are close enough to build...

  • May 15, 2019

    Embraces SU: A New Type of Therapy in Southern Utah

    By Liz Smith, Professional Certified Cuddle Therapist and Owner of Embrace SU In recent years, touch has been the center of many studies.The incredible physical and emotional health benefits of touch have been well-documented. Research is now showing that touch is a fundamental bonding, communication, and health factor for humans...

  • May 5, 2019

    Don’t Wait for Rainbows. Enjoy the Storms of Life!

    By Brigit Atkin I hate winter. I can’t take the cold, and I don’t like seeing the trees bare of their leaves. It seems like every year, I enjoy the wintry weather as it sets the stage for Christmas, but then, I want to skip right to summer. This year...

  • March 7, 2019

    The Mad Skill of Asking for Help

    By Brigit Atkin   I’m writing this article as one who is recovering from Perfectionism. One of the traits that stems from being a perfectionist is adhering to the misguided notion that one has to do everything on one’s own, never asking for help. We live in a world where...

  • March 7, 2019

    Cuddle Therapy?

    “Cuddle Therapy? Nope, I have never heard of that. It sounds interesting though.” These are words I have grown very familiar with over the past few months as I have started my journey as a certified cuddle therapist. I have also grown accustomed to awkward silences, smirks, disapproving looks, giggles...

  • January 16, 2019

    Becoming What You Seek

    By Jasher Feellove What is the difference between a sage and a philosopher? This was once a point of deep contemplation. What is the difference between seeking and finding? In the seeking, there is a form of intentionally. In the finding, there is a form of acquisition. “Become internally that which you...

  • January 16, 2019

    Happiness Mindset: Make It A Happy New Year

    By Brigit Atkin   I once listened to a stand-up comedian joke about a burglary scheme he wanted to try. He wanted to break into houses in a neighborhood and steal, but instead of taking valuable televisions and electronics, he just wanted to steal the remote controls. Afterward, he planned...

  • November 13, 2018

    The Other Side of Fear

    By Jasher Feellove   Fear. The word brings a physiological and emotional response. Fear of failure. Fear of success. In either case, we fear the unknown.   High performers refer to fear as stress. The media uses fear to garner attention: “If it bleeds, it leads.” To psychologists, fear speaks...

  • September 6, 2018

    Reap the Harvest

    By Brigit Atkin Have you ever planted a garden? If so, you know how much time, effort, patience, and consistency it requires. Can you imagine working that hard only to let your product rot? It would be silly to let the fruits of your labor go to such waste. Yet...

  • September 6, 2018

    Foot Zone Therapy

    By Alicia Runolfson Ancient civilizations understood the reflex connections, known as signals, located in the hands and in the feet that connect with the organs and systems of the body. Evidence has been found that ancient cultures in Egypt, Asia, and other places in the world worked on the body...

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