Your Summer Survival Guide

Your Summer Survival Guide

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

John Lubbock

How’s your summer so far?

Maybe you’re eagerly checking off your personal bucket list items.

Or maybe this season has been a struggle for you or someone you care about.

No matter what your experience has been, we’re here to support you.

Read on for your summer survival guide:

1. Summer break: 9 tips for transitioning with ease

The days are getting longer… the weather’s warming up… It’s almost here…! Summer break. But rather than crashing head-first into the season we’ve all been waiting for, we’ve got some simple strategies to help you prepare yourself and your family. In this post, you’ll find 9 tips for transitioning to summer break with ease.

2. The “summer blues”: 5 signs you might be experiencing it

The sun’s out. The birds are singing. The smell of BBQ is wafting through the air. Everyone loves the summertime! (Don’t they?) If you’re someone who experiences seasonal depression during the summer time (AKA the “summer blues”), then you know it’s not quite that simple. And while the summer blues (like any form of depression) is best diagnosed by a professional, it’s wise to be on the lookout for potential signs you might be experiencing it. In this post, we’re sharing 5 signs you could be experiencing the summer blues.

3. 3 simple strategies for (re-)connecting with nature

In trying hard to live our best lives, we’re constantly on the lookout for the next, best, new thing, aren’t we? The thing that’s going to make life fuller. More stimulating. Juuust a bit easier. It’s part of what makes us human. And yet, in the course of all that searching, we tend to over-complicate things. If we’re not careful, it’s easy to forget: Sometimes the most powerful solutions are the simplest.
Sometimes what we’re searching for is right in front of us. All around us. Our summer survival guide wouldn’t be complete without sharing 3 simple ways you can revisit our most precious (and most overlooked) emotional wellness resource.

4. 8 ways to boost emotional wellness outdoors

Life can feel pretty complicated these days. With so much going on, it’s easy overlook the obvious, stress-relieving remedies that are right in front of us. Like the simple power of spending time outdoors. You already know the benefits of getting back to nature. Of the awesome benefits of tapping into nature’s sights, sounds, and sun to transform our well-being. In this post, we’re highlighting 8 simple ways to get outdoors for the benefit of your emotional wellness.

5. How to prepare for a holiday weekend

For many of us, it’s a cherished hallmark of the changing seasons: The holiday weekend. Be it rest and relaxation or high-energy activities with friends and family, the holiday weekend can be an excellent opportunity to recharge and reconnect with yourself and the people around you. But, without thoughtful planning, it can also set you up for feelings of resentment, disorientation, and overwhelm when you return. In this post we’re sharing 3 simple strategies to help you enjoy your holiday weekend (without sabotaging your routine).



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