What Do When You Can’t Sleep: The Perfect Bedtime Routine

You’ve been up for hours counting sheep yet you can’t seem to fall asleep. The night slowly slips by until you are forced to awaken in the morning, exhausted and frustrated. If you’re here now, you’ve decided that enough is enough. Read more

Combat Breathing: Use the Same Breathing Techniques as Soldiers

Special force SWAT teams, police officers, and Navy SEALs are consistently involved in high-stress situations. They serve, protect, and are often the first ones in the line of fire. In fact, these jobs could be considered as some of the toughest jobs in the world.

In the midst of these critical situations where split-second decisions have to be made under immense pressure, how do they fight the stress reaction and maintain control?

They employ a little tactical breathing. Read more

Trouble Sleeping? Try These 5 Guided Meditations For Sleep Tonight

There’s nothing worse than having to lurch through the day in a haze of tiredness. But it’s an experience that many Americans are all too familiar with.

The Center for Disease Control reports that nearly 50 percent of adults do not receive the minimum recommended seven hours of sleep. It’s even worse for teenagers — fewer than 25 percent of teens receive the recommended eight hours of sleep a day. Nearly half of all men and women have trouble falling asleep. Read more

How to Help Kids Overcome Their First Day Jitters

The first day of school holds a special place in the memories of families everywhere. For parents, it a potent symbol of a child growing up and moving towards a new stage of life. For a child, it’s often the first set of friends and memories that they’ll make.

But first day jitters are common for kids when facing a new school year. Read more

Natural Anxiety Medication Worth Trying

We’ve all suffered from an anxious thought once in a while — the unpredictable nature of life can bring forth a multitude of worries. But chronic anxiety that comes more often than not can be debilitating and prevent you from living out a full life. Additionally, chronic anxiety can be a sign of a generalized anxiety disorder, damaging stress, and a high risk of depression. These factors are all detrimental to your overall quality of health.

The good news is that anxiety is a treatable condition, and there may be natural options you haven’t yet explored. Read more

The Simplest Guide on How to Be Healthy

Happiness, health, and wealth are the three great pursuits of the modern person. And while being happy or wealthy won’t necessarily make you healthy, good health certainly contributes to your overall well-being. For someone looking to optimize his or her life, health is a great place to start.

But how to start? Read more

How Does Breathing Change During Exercise?

There’s nothing like a sprint to the bus stop to remind you of just how quickly you can change your state of mind and body.

One moment, you’re strolling along towards your regular stop. It’s morning and you’re still feeling sleepy. Suddenly, you see your bus rushing towards your stop earlier than normal. Fear and anxiety mount as you calculate that if you don’t rush, you’ll be missing your bus be late for work.

Almost instantly, your mind sharpens and your muscles feel invigorated as you sprint towards the stop and arrive in time to slip through the doors as they close. Read more

7 Books To Help You Discover Calm and Wisdom

Discover calm while breathing, discover wisdom while reading with these book recommendations from the Spire Wellness Team.

These are just a few of our favorite books that share knowledge on how to live a happier, healthier life. Read more

The Hidden Power of Negative Thinking

Life coaches, happiness gurus, and therapists of all stripes say the same thing: feeling happy starts with happy thoughts. They say: think positive! Banish negative thoughts from your mind, and fill it with images of achievements and that sports car you’ve always wanted. While positive thinking certainly has an important role to play in success, it turns out that negative thoughts may play an important role in enabling you to create the life you want. Read more

A Guide to Proper Breathing Techniques

Breathing is something we rarely think about. It was our first natural action at birth and it happens automatically: Air comes into our lungs and air comes out. But breathing can also have a substantial impact on our mental and physical health. Read more