External Wellness Resources

Meditation is a practice, something you get better at. Nobody is able to empty their mind or stop thinking, but through meditation, you will calm your thoughts and start enjoying the moment. Being able to remember to breathe in a stressful situation often keeps things from escalating. Here is a simple 5-minute meditation by Vu Willey. You can also go to youtube.com and in the search bar type 5-Minute Guided Meditation, 10-minute guided meditation, etc. to start you practice.

We heard great feedback from residents that these apps helped them relax at the end of the day and even go to sleep. This list is from HealthLine.com

• The Mindfulness App
• Headspace
• Calm
• MINDBODY
• Buddhify
• Insight Timer
• Smiling Mind
• Meditation Timer Pro

Yoga is a great way to bring meditation and movement together. There are different varieties of yoga; some that concentrates on breathing and mindfulness and others that focus on exercise. A 5-minute yoga practice can dramatically improve your well-being!
These are the best Yoga apps of 2018 according to Healthline.com. (Our favorite here in the office is the Down Dog app!)
• Yoga.com
• Pocket Yoga
• Yoga Studio
• Global Yoga Academy
• Universal Breathing
• 5 Minute Yoga
• FitStar Yoga
• Daily Yoga

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (available 24/7)

NIH’s ultimate goal is to improve the nation's health through medical research. Check out these resources — based on our scientific findings — that can help you or a loved one on your path to improved health and well-being.
Health & Wellness Resources from National Institutes of Health