“The benefits of dance are not just reserved for the professionals. Anyone can experience the transformative qualities and the joy of dancing.” This is a quote from Dance Education student, Monica Mardones. She is currently studying at the University of South Florida, and intends to become a dance therapist once she graduates. Mardones believes in … Continue reading The Joy of Dance
I believe that in sharing our stories of discovering and following our passions, we will motivate others to do the same. Enjoy, and share this article with a friend. We are all born with a passion in our hearts. Since birth, a passion has been forming, and it is a gift given to each of … Continue reading Embrace Your Passion
Generalized anxiety. What is it? According the National Institute of Mental Health, it is “extreme worry or nerves about every day things, even when there is little reason to worry about them.” But according to Robin Bauer, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, anxiety can feel more like, “a roaring lion standing inches before you, but … Continue reading From Anxiety to Bliss
When it comes to mental health, the term “man’s best friend” may as well be “man’s best medicine.” That’s right. Your four-pawed friend may be the catalyst for increasing those serotonin levels and bringing back those happy feelings. While medications are an option and a necessity in certain instances, it has been proven that animals … Continue reading Man’s Best Medicine
Stress is bad, right? At least that is what society and the media has been telling us all our lives. Well, what if I told you that some stress is good? In fact, stress may even help you succeed. That is where eustress comes into the picture. Eustress, or beneficial stress, is a term coined … Continue reading Stress to Success
Tonight is the Music on Main: First Friday event! On the first Friday of every month, the town of Lakewood Ranch puts on an event for local food and drink vendors to share their products with the community. Live music from local bands is featured on two stages at each end of Main Street. The … Continue reading Music On Main: Live Blog
I decided to create a blog about mental health and leading a positive life because the topic is close to my heart. Too many times I have heard people denying their struggles because society does not accept them as valid. With Blissful Life, I want to create a community where people can learn more about … Continue reading Why Bliss?