Offerings that empower you to make meaningful and lasting improvements to your wellbeing through a variety of approaches. These tried and trusted strategies are simple to use, easy to fit into your busy life, and all support your mental and physical health.

Finding our strength in the face of a global pandemic

We have all experienced that sick feeling when we see flashing red lights looming down the road with their blistering siren call. The heart beats faster recognizing a potential disaster nearby. We move quickly to allow emergency vehicles to pass and we pause hoping that everything will be okay and at the same time grateful […]

Silken’s Self Care Strategies for COVID-19

As things continue to evolve with COVID-19, it’s important to stay updated on the news, but it’s equally important to take breaks from it. Engaging in nonstop news updates around the pandemic can lead to anxiety and mental health issues. Below are my suggestions for staying healthy as we navigate this new norm of staying at home.

Creating a Morning Routine that Fits You

“Alexa, turn off the alarm.” 4:45 AM has arrived once again. I lay there for a second, looking up into the darkness, then roll over and pick up my phone with my left hand and flick the screen up. The glare is a harsh contrast to the time of day surrounding it. I burrow my […]

New App Digitizes Collaborative Mental Health Care

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Aidan Scott Aidan Scott is a survivor of physical and sexual abuse by a parent who has turned his past into opportunities to promote mental health education. After having experienced first-hand the challenges involved with accessing and managing mental health care, […]

Good and Bad Stress: A Guide to Taming the Beast

Everything is good in moderation, and believe it or not that includes stress. We all have this fight or flight mechanism hard-wired into our nervous systems, and it can save our lives. It’s that automatic reaction that enables you jump out of the way of a moving car. In our bodies we experience a sharp […]

Calm stress and anxiety with box breathing

The present moment is all we will ever have – Eckhart Tolle. This box breathing technique is used by yogis, Navy Seals, police, first responders, and high performance athletes to calm the breath and focus the mind because it is such a powerful stress reliever. Box breathing is a simple technique that you can do […]

Have You Filled Your Joy Quota Lately?

Early last year, I was having a particularly hard time dealing with the stress and demands of my entrepreneurial life and, let’s face it, adult life. I meditate and practice yoga daily so I did have those acts of self-care to get me through but it wasn’t enough. It was winter and I was feeling […]

Get Started – Today!

Get Started – Today! Time and again the biggest hurdle that I see preventing clients from being successful with their health and fitness is just starting. There is this notion that we have to have it all figured out before we can begin – but the truth is, every step you take towards a healthy […]

Yoga Nidra

What it is and how you can benefit Yoga nidra, or ‘yogic sleep’ as it’s commonly known, is a powerful meditation technique that looks like a nap. Practitioners lie in savasana or ‘corpse pose’ (which means you lay flat on your back) while going through the five layers of self to reach a state where […]

The Fit 5

People who are fit are a highly diverse group. They come in all shapes and sizes and from all backgrounds, levels of ability, and a huge range of life experiences. But within all this uniqueness, fit people tend to have the same 5 habits in common. That’s right, habits – not tricks or gimmicks or […]

Fitness snacking

The term ‘fitness snacking’ has nothing to do with food. According to an article in The Guardian, fitness snacking describes short periods of exercise done throughout your day as opposed to one longer workout. The reality is, hitting the gym is not an option for many people due to work schedules, income levels, the busyness […]

8 Ways to Boost Your Motivation

Stay in bed or go to the gym? Tuck in on the couch or get to that yoga class? Pretend to be busy or say yes to that walk with a friend? Staying motivated can be tough, but there are ways to refresh your commitment to fitness and it all boils down to dopamine. Our […]

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