Podcasts have changed the way we spend our commutes, think about the role of radio in modern media, and even what we talk about -- whether that's at the water cooler or at the dinner table. Here are ten of our favorite podcasts that our team has been listening to...
Overloaded schedules, never ending “to do” lists, and the constant ping of technology may leave you feeling overwhelmed and hectic. “How do I get my time back?” you may ask. “How do I feel like I am in control of my life?” The answer may be, “The Slow Living Movement.” The philosophy of the Slow Living Movement emphasizes a lifestyle that can bring balance and joy back into your life. It is a lifestyle where you, “stop to smell the roses,” and deeply connect with every aspect of your life by reframing your priorities.
Think you need to set aside a huge chunk of time to be mindful? Think again! You can practice mindfulness wherever you are, regardless of what you are doing. Amidst all your emails, phone calls and meetings, applying a few basic principles of mindfulness can help you feel more alive and present, as well as more productive at work.
Studies suggest that nature has the ability to help people recover from everyday psychological wear and tear. According to the University of Minnesota, being in nature reduces anger, fear and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature can also reduce your blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones. If you're in Austin like we are, then the great news is that it's easy to get outside -- if you know where to go. This article will tell you how to make the most of getting outside in the capitol city!
Here at Wake Up, we’re all about asking important questions, seeking wise answers within ourselves and from trusted advisors, and becoming the best possible versions of ourselves in the time that we’ve each been given. So, when the popular lifestyle website Brit + Co came calling recently to ask for our thoughts on unlocking creative potential by adopting simple day-to-day habits, we were thrilled to share a few ideas with their readers. Here’s an abridged version of our co-founder Chelsea Collier’s suggestions for infusing your life with creativity and unlocking the creative thinker within.