By: Dr. Robert MacDonald, National Director of Healing 1. SIMPLE MEDITATIONUse this quick mindfulness technique to help focus (or refocus), and notice how your energy shifts towards empowered positivity. Take ten seconds to close your eyes. Inhale and exhale. Visualize a color (or a mantra of your choice) – picture it in your mind’s eye. Let it fill you. Then open your eyes. 2.  AFTER-WORK RESET: Perfect for your after-work commute, this super-simple meditation helps you reset from the work day. 

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by: madison wright, ms
blog coordinator + core fusion teacher

Say namaste to National Yoga Month with exhale’s fifth annual yoga party on Thursday, September 24th! Our celebration of yoga, which we’ve appropriately (and cleverly, if we may) designated “namasDAY,” offers complimentary yoga classes (at participating locations) to any and every one! So whether you’re a yogi pro, yogi novice, or never yoga’d before, come and get your yoga flow on with rhythmical beats (in some locations, to a live DJ!) and highly acclaimed yoga teachers.

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Meet Adrienne Nolan-Smith — exhale guest, founder of a media and lifestyle brand called WellBe and @getwellbe), a board certified patient advocate, speaker and a wellness activist. We asked Adrienne to tell us a bit about her journey and how she stays well. How did you get started on your wellbeing journey? I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at age 11. I was prescribed antibiotics, but since I’d had symptoms for nearly a year before I was diagnosed, the antibiotics were too late — and didn’t help. Thus I began a multi-year journey to heal. Where did you start? My mom was determined, and researched many different integrative therapies from Chinese herbs and acupuncture to supplements and following a clean diet.

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