In Honor of National Nurses Week: Reduce Your Stress

National Nurses Week just ended. This month also happens to be the one-year anniversary of the launch of my podcast, Reduce Your Stress with Tim Ringgold. I didn’t know it was national nurses week when I launched the pod last year, but it seems kind of providential considering the podcast was specifically created to help […]

Technology & Sleep: An Awkward Alliance

Technology: Help or Hinderance? I recently came across an article that talked about how we can use technology to impact our sleep, in both positive and negative ways. The article had some sound advice like, stop doomscrolling, and use your fitness app to track your sleep. Technology & sleep certainly have an awkward relationship. We […]

Stress Awareness Month: My 5 Favorite Stress-Busting Tips

Top 5 Stress Busting Tips April is Stress Awareness month! I couldn’t let the month go by without sharing some of my favorite stress-busting tips. So, here are my top 5 tips for busting stress, in no particular order. 1. Exercise This is at the top of the list for a reason. Plenty of research […]

Struggling with Meditation?: Our Experts’ Favorite Resources

Are You Struggling With Meditation? In our Stress Elimination Summits, our expert speakers often tout the benefits of meditation. But, I also hear from many of our participants that they struggle to find a tool or a method that works for them. So, I put out a call to my friends and experts in the […]

Resistance Training: Reframing the Past to Reduce Stress

“Muscle” Tone How is your muscle tone? What I mean by that is, how is your physical muscle tone? Your emotional muscle tone? Your social muscle tone? Your spiritual muscle tone? If you’re reading these words, chances are you are living at the top of the human pyramid. You have the most basic needs met. […]

Altered States: Exploring Plant Medicine

Altered States of Consciouosness I’ve noticed, along my recovery, health & wellness journey, a divisive topic; which is altered states of consciousness. What do I mean? Well, if you’re drunk, it’s an altered state of consciousness. If you’re high, it’s an altered state of consciousness. If you go into a deep deep meditation, chances are […]

Pickleball…for wellness?

4 Ways Pickleball Helps My Overall Wellness You’ve maybe heard me talk about my new obsession….er…hobby. Pickleball. It’s like someone put tennis and ping pong in a blender and they came up with Pickleball. Since suffering many, many concussions playing soccer, I needed to find a new, non-contact sport. Enter Pickleball! But, pickleball…for wellness? Pickleball […]

What does it mean to be S.O.B.E.R.? – R: Reconnect

This post is the last in the SOBER series where I break down each part of SOBER from my book, Sonic Recovery: Harness the Power of Music to Stay Sober. This week we focus on the “R” which stands for Reconnect. R = Reconnect Clinical Outcome: “Clients engaged in song analysis (or active music-making) to […]