The pandemic has been hard on everyone. What I realize now is that the constant drip of low grade environmental stress that accompanies caring for a family and a business in a highly connected digital world builds up to be something huge. Stress is a sneaky beast and it bit me in the ass.
Category Archives: Floating and Mental Health
Serenity Now! 5 ways that floating reduces anxiety
It is no secret that my very first float experience showed me that I needed floating in my life. As someone who has lived with anxiety and depression most of my adult life, I remember getting out of my very first float thinking “So, this is what NORMAL feels like”. I was able to ‘just be’ for the first time in a very long time. My racing thoughts were gone, my heart rate had returned to normal and I just felt this overwhelming sense of calm – a feeling that was very foreign to me. Clearly, I needed floating in my life.
Why do Veterans and First responders choose to float with us?
We respect and give great thanks to our Veterans and first responders. While these high-stress jobs keep our communities safe, they come with a significant cost. Sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have found that occupational stress in first responders can be associated with increased risk of serious mental health issuesContinue reading “Why do Veterans and First responders choose to float with us?”
Attitude of Gratitude
5 ways that gratitude can enhance your float practice. Gratitude is perhaps the best researched emotion out there, and it might just be the most powerful one as well. An attitude of Gratitude can impact your life in an infinite number of ways. These days, I am experimenting with how an active gratitude practice canContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude”
How much energy are you wasting?
Preserving your “Awesomeness” I have a question for you – How much mental energy are you wasting? This question was sparked during a conversation with my youngest daughter in the car on the way to school. I love car trips with my girls – we end up having the greatest chats. In this quick trip,Continue reading “How much energy are you wasting?”
Beating the January Blues
As someone who is prone to depression and anxiety, I find that I need to actively manage my mental health this time of year to avoid the winter doldrums, and make the most of every day. Floating, of course, is my #1 tool for boosting my mood.
Floating for Happiness
happiness hap·pi·ness | \ˈha-pē-nəs \ The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Happiness as follows:a) A state of well-being and contentmentb) A pleasurable or satisfying experience Shorter days, colder temperatures, busy schedules….. All of these things can chip away at your level of Happiness this time of the year. But, did you know that floating can give you a happiness boost? Remember these 5 things whenContinue reading “Floating for Happiness”