Mind

How to Embrace Stress Free Gaming

Video games offer an outlet for our frustrations and allow us to temporarily escape from the real world. Games have become a safety blanket and provided entertainment during lockdown, but the stressors inside video games can build a counterproductive experience and create unhealthy habits. Understanding your triggers and embracing your…

How Can Technology Help and Hinder Our Sleep?

Technology plays a massive role in all of our lives these days—morning, noon, and, somewhat unfortunately, night. Most of us have heard of at least some of the ways that tech devices can cause sleep issues. But thankfully, we can also use technology to help our sleep. Let’s walk through…

Dreaming and Its Effect on Our Sleep

Sometimes we remember them—sometimes we don’t. Sometimes they’re amazing—sometimes they’re awful. Dreams and our recollection of them really run the gamut and depend on a variety of factors, not all entirely known. And in fact, most are unknown. So, what do we know about dreaming? What is dreaming, really? Society…

How Does SAD Affect Gaming and Sleep?

We’re approaching the fall and winter months, and for some people that means we’re approaching SAD seasons—“SAD” as in seasonal affective disorder. SAD affects many people throughout the year and in different ways, but for gamers with SAD, some of those effects can be more acute. Let’s discuss. What is…

How to Switch Off from Gaming Before Bed

As we found out in our ‘Win Well’ gamers survey, most of our community like to game at night. For many of us, that’s the time we can dive out of the workday and dive into some fun by joining our friends online. Sometimes though, having too much fun before…

How to Improve Your Sleep as a Gamer

Within the gaming community it’s no secret that many gamers struggle with sleeping. And with the amount of screen time involved with serious gaming and the typical late-night hours, it makes a lot of sense that for some, it would result in poor sleep patterns and quality. At the beginning…

Meet Jarrett Lucas Executive Director of the Stonewall Community Foundation

Founded 30 years ago amid the AIDS crisis, Stonewall Community Foundation is an iconic public grant-making institution by, and for the LGBTQ community. Stonewall Community Foundation uplifts the LGBTQ community by mobilizing resources to invest in dynamic nonprofits, projects, and people, through grantmaking, capacity building, and scholarship provision. Since their…

Socialization and Gaming

In this era of social distancing (It does feel like an era already, doesn’t it?!), nearly all of our social interaction is happening virtually. Zooms, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime dates abound with friends and family like at no other time. But some people are also reaching for ways to relax…

What is TILT and how can it be avoided?

Whether you’ve heard the word from other gamers, used it yourself, or are in fact one of the many gamers who experience tilt on the regular, this is a term worth unpacking, as it affects almost all of us at some point in time and affects our overall gaming success….

Meet Cindy Gambale, Certified Fitness Consultant

“Mindset is everything. Beauty and health start from the inside out.” Cindy Gambale has been a certified fitness consultant for 17 years. During that time she has learned and experienced what has been the most effective means of training. At age 50 and in amazing shape, she is a perfect…

What Does It Mean to Be a Mindful Gamer?

How often do you feel “in the zone” when gaming, and what does that mean for you? Does it mean that you’re hyper-focused and completely tuned in to what’s in front of you? Or does it mean you’ve forgotten your surroundings and are on pseudo-auto-pilot? Playing “in the zone” is…