Soother of the month

Dancing

January 17, 2021

Our first soother of 2021 is dancing, which we loosely define as any movement of any body parts to real or imagined music. We humans have been dancing since before recorded history—9000-year-old cave paintings in India are the first real evidence we have, but dance is thought to have been a significant part of all cultures and religions up to the present time. In other words, dancing is part of the human spirit.

Pumpkin

October 1, 2020

To us there are so many soothing things about Fall–cooler weather, beautiful trees, the comeback of Malomars—but one of the best soothers for anxiety is the pumpkin. Okay, maybe not some of those scary ones people carve for Halloween. But the fruit itself is a natural anxiety reliever.   Pumpkin, particularly its seeds, contains a […]

Orgasms

February 18, 2020

Since February seems to be our culturally-recognized love month, we thought it would be an appropriate time to talk about orgasms as anxiety soothers. Yup, we’re going there. And you should come with us (no pun intended). Here’s why:   When you climax, your brain releases a neurochemical called oxytocin, aka the “love hormone,” which […]

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