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1 cup of quiet reflection an ounce of being fully in the present moment 1 heaping tablespoon of exercise 1 liter of water a dose of fruits and veggies a sprinkle of joy a dash of chocolate Stir and enjoy!
“Extraordinary results don’t require extraordinary actions – they require ordinary actions done daily.” – Lee Jordan; health coach/personal trainer Do you find yourself setting lofty goals and getting discouraged when you fall short? Do you push yourself to extremes in order to lose weight or run a half-marathon only to “fall off the wagon” a few weeks later? An all-or-nothing approach when trying to make healthy changes is common, but does it set us up [...]
There’s a reason why January 2nd is the most popular day of the year for new gym memberships. For many, the holidays are festive, a time for celebration and to connect with our loved ones, but for some people, it can be lonely or overwhelming. Either way, it can equate to consuming more high-calorie food and alcohol, less exercise, and - the dreaded weight-gain. Yes, grandma’s spiked eggnog is delicious, plus it’s cold outside, but [...]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and chances are that everyone reading this has been, or knows someone, affected by breast cancer. As the most common cancer in women of all races, and even affecting a small percentage of men, there were 230,815 females and 2,109 males diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 (CDC). Fortunately, incidence rates have been going down since the year 2000 when a connection to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was discovered, [...]
Let’s face it, it’s not realistic to eat healthy and avoid all vices 100% of the time. We crave flexibility, indulgence, and fun once in a while…and that should be o.k.! Based on this truth, the "80/20 Rule" is my favorite way of eating. It’s not a diet. Instead, it’s a way of life that allows for a little give-and-take and discourages deprivation. Here’s how it works: make healthy food choices 80% of the time [...]
It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing people peering at electronic devices. While we sit at coffee shops, walk down the street, gather with friends and, perhaps most disturbing, while we’re driving, we are often preoccupied by the small, rectangular screens in our hands. If extraterrestrials came to earth and witnessed this phenomenon, they would probably assume we need these devices to live – an external organ we depend on for our survival. And [...]
Spirituality is a broad term, and it isn’t only for those in an organized religion. It means a connection to something larger than ourselves, and a search for meaning and purpose in our lives. Some call it god, the universe, or even mother nature. Feeling a spiritual connection is very important to our overall well-being. When we seek and find a meaningful connection to the world around us, we experience positive emotions like joy, gratitude, [...]