Readers, I’ll own up to it: I’ve been having trouble striking a balance between my work, side projects, and my social life. I struggle with waves of overwhelming workloads in my pursuit of academic and career aspirations. That’s why, for this first installment of the Beautiful Voyager advice column, I wanted to dig into the following question:Read More
Ever wonder why the lead x-ray blanket in the dentist's chair feels so great?
It's because weighted blankets help relax your nervous system, releasing a flood of "good-feeling" hormones into your body (similar to the hormones you get when you are hugged or held). Weighted blankets promote the release of serotonin, melatonin, and lower nighttime cortisol levels. This guide can help you find the right weighted blanket. That's the goal.Read More
In the past year and half, I've done a lot of digging and connecting. I've talked to other people with anxiety, and I've learned a lot. But the most important thing I learned is that anxiety is a physiological response involving hormones released in the body.Read More