News to you


This page is the place where I share news articles that I think are relevant to Discover Santosha and to you. Some are about stress, some about happiness, others about general health and wellness. Right now they are heavily focused on COVID-19. But sometimes they’ll just be things I find interesting or quirky!

5.28.20 Wearing a mask every day? Although many people are heeding the CDC recommendation to wear a mask when going out, not everyone is handling or cleaning their masks properly. NatGeo has good advice on how to wash cotton masks, and when it’s time to throw away a disposable mask.

Here’s the best way to clean your face mask

3.26.20 Worried about how your kids are handling the stress of the pandemic? Here’s a piece from NatGeo about what parents might see in kids of different ages, and how to handle it:

Keeping up kids’ mental health during coronavirus.

03.18.20 Really good summation in NatGeo about how plain soap and water work to disable viruses:

Why soap is preferable to bleach in the fight against coronavirus

01.22.20 Ever wonder why people’s hair turns grey when they experience stress for a prolonged period? Check out this news from the New York Times:

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Grey Faster

01.20.20 We hear a lot about inflammation and anti-inflammatory diets for better health. This piece in the Washington Post lays out all the connections between inflammation and disease, as well as the causes of inflammation – including chronic stress:

Chronic Inflammation is Long-lasting, Insidious, Dangerous. And you may not even know you have it.

12.17.19 This is an interesting podcast about the work that Gallup has done in researching well-being, especially as it relates to the workplace:

What’s the Difference Between Happiness and Wellbeing?