Pain is a part of life. At one point or another we’ve all tweaked a muscle, hit the gym too hard (Hello New Year’s Resolution!!), or bruised our extremities due to clumsiness.
Ok maybe that last one is just me. Continue reading “Natural Pain Relief”
We are finally in the homestretch before the holidays! This time of year can be so magical with all of the lights, decorations, family gatherings, and cosy nights by the fire. However, it can also be quite taxing with busy schedules, financial stress, and holiday travel. It’s very easy to forget to take care of yourself when things get hectic, but self-care is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading “5 Holistic Self-Care Essentials”
Our bodies are amazingly adaptable. When it gets dark, our pupils dilate to let in more light. When it’s too hot, our body sweats to lower our core temperature. When we cut our finger, the blood vessels in that area automatically narrow and the blood starts to clot. Our bodies are constantly protecting us with a series of biological changes in response to different environmental triggers. And this bio-feedback is no different when it comes to stress. Continue reading “Deep Breathing for Stress Relief”
Rollin’ down the street,
Sippin’ my ginger juice
With my mind on my body and my body on my mind. Continue reading “Ginger Shots”
Years ago I read an article about how the average American family eats the same 9 meals for dinner on rotation. This fact has stuck with me for years and led me on a quest to expose my family to as many new dishes as I can (without driving myself crazy, of course). However, in the years since, I have spoken to and even worked with many families who don’t love experimenting in the kitchen as much as I do. Continue reading “The 3+3+3 Plan for Healthier Eating”
I have been blogging for over a year now and it’s been an amazing experience. It has challenged me to become more organized, be more creative, and really put myself out into the world. Through this past year, I have had many people reach out to me through email, social media, and in person asking for more personalized advice tailored to their unique lifestyle. It’s been so rewarding to play a part in helping others achieve their health goals, big or small. Continue reading “Changes”
Sometime ago I had an encounter with two people at a grocery store that has stayed with me ever since. The date, time, and exact location are irrelevant, as this conversation could have taken place anywhere in the world. Continue reading “To the Woman at the Cash Register”
We are only a few days into the new year. This is the time that everyone makes a vow to change habits, become healthier, stronger, and improve their lives. “New Year-New You” ads are blasted at every gym, diet center, medi-spa, and salad bar. However, by the second week of February (according to recent polls) around 80% of people have abandoned their New Year’s Resolutions.
Why? Continue reading “3 Simple Steps to a Healthier 2017”
No one really ever taught you to chew, it’s a pretty natural instinct. However, it’s a very important step in the digestive process and most of us are doing it all wrong. Continue reading “Let’s Chat about CHEWING.”
I was raised the daughter of a serial coffee drinker. My dad constantly had a pot of coffee going in the kitchen, even in the evenings. As a man working 60+ hours a week at a corporate job and running a newspaper route in the wee hours of the morning before heading off to the office to make ends meet, he was in serious need of some caffeine. My dad was (and still is) not a fan of Starbucks (or Starburns as he refers to them). He takes his coffee black with a splash of french vanilla creamer, hold the fancy syrups and whipped cream, thank you very much. Continue reading “I Quit Coffee (and stayed awake long enough to write about it)”