Heart rate variability: What it is and how it might help you understand your mental health

As more research is conducted on our nervous system and stress response, the more we see how interconnected our brain and bodies really are. One interesting connection is between our Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and our stress response. First, let's define Heart Rate Variability (HRV). In the book Heart, Breath, Mind, Dr. Leah Lagos defines …

the big W

And no, I don't mean WIN.  But you will win {hopefully} if you stick with me for a minute.   We are taught in grade school to ask questions- more specifically the 5 W's.  Do you remember? If not, let me refresh your memory - Who, What, Where, When - and our topic for discussion today …

Measuring Change – Conquering Mountains (pt. 2 of 2)

We left off climbing that mountain of change. There we were introduced to three specific scales  FREQUENCY - INTENSITY - DURATION.  So what exactly does measuring each of these scales look like, you ask? Great Question!  FREQUENCY. How often is the behavior occurring.  Progress here can be measured if the behavior is occurring less often …