So, you’re on a weight loss crusade. And you’ve decided that you’ll do whatever it takes to get into the best shape of your life. See, you’ve been reading up on the clinical literature about weight loss. And you know what to do and what to avoid. You’ve studied the Minnesota Starvation Experiment and you know that dramatic caloric restriction is likely a terrible idea. You’ve also come to … [Read more...] about The Sleep Deprivation/Weight Loss Connection
Everyone always said I should start a meditation practice. But as a complete beginner, that always seemed unattainable. I wondered how I was supposed to start. And what’s the secret? But, meditation is about getting your brain quiet. And now I know that the first thing I needed to quiet were all my excuses for not meditating. Because, they weren’t necessary or valid. I mean, I’m not saying … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Build A Beginner’s Meditation Practice
Let’s face it. We all worry about our weight from time to time. Around one-third of the earth’s population is obese or overweight. Weight-related illnesses are putting a huge strain on the health industry, More people than ever lose their life every year because they're overweight. But, dieting sucks. It’s boring, depressing and it rarely works. Deprivation isn't the answer. In fact, … [Read more...] about 11 Surprising Tips for Weight Loss
There’s a very good reason why we refer to is as getting our “beauty sleep”. When we get a great night’s rest, we look and feel fresh and fabulous come morning. We become a picture on a magazine cover, greeting the world with a smile. On the flipside, those sleepless nights we rise to find a completely different person staring back in the bathroom mirror. Bags under the eyes, blotchy skin, … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Reasons to Sleep for Skin Health
Have you hit a dead end with your weight loss goals, even though you've tried to do everything right? If so, there could be a surprising reason. Clean eating and exercise are vital parts of a healthy lifestyle. But ready to be shocked? Your sleep quality is just as important. Proper sleep is a vital lifestyle contributor to your weight loss success. You must become as dedicated to fixing your … [Read more...] about Sleep and Weight Gain: The Surprising Connection
Totally true story. I went through a horrible stretch a few years ago where I was beyond exhausted. I was not sleeping and felt groggy all day. But despite being exhausted, I would lie awake all night tossing and turning. So I totally get that you can be exhausted and still not be sleeping. During the worst of that stretch, I averaged under 20 hours of sleep A WEEK. Let me tell you, that’s way … [Read more...] about 7 Sneaky Reasons You’re Exhausted & Still Not Sleeping
I’m not a doctor. So in this post, I’m talking not from a medical perspective, but from that of someone who has a spouse with sleep apnea. I was pretty unaware of sleep apnea before I started dating my husband. But sleep apnea can affect your life in so many ways. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where you stop breathing in your sleep. Scary stuff. Before my hubby was diagnosed, I … [Read more...] about Sleep Apnea: Could You Have it & Not Know?
Modern life includes high levels of toxicity. What’s a girl to do? Cleanse your body on a daily basis. But before you get all bent out of shape by endless green juices, know that there are fun habits to cleanse you can do everyday. And these fun habits can help lower your toxic load. There are two goals in my activities that cleanse. The first is to get organs like your liver and gallbladder … [Read more...] about Don’t Wanna Do a Boring Detox? Try This Instead!
I’m not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Not that I’m not a fan of change for the positive. I just think change is a gradual progression rather than an overnight transformation. However, I believe that New Year’s day can be a great symbolic jumping point to commit to the process of growth. And that’s why I put together a list of these New Year’s day activities. They will help put you … [Read more...] about New Year’s Day Activities to Blast Into Your New Year’s Goals
I just love magnesium oil and lavender. Especially right before bed. A few years ago, I experienced horrible insomnia and all the experts said it was tied to my stressed out adrenals. So I’ve learned to take stress management seriously. And that’s why I love this magnesium oil and lavender body balm before bed. I’ve been using lavender with magnesium oil before bed for some time now. And I … [Read more...] about Magnesium Oil Lavender Body Balm for Sleep & Stress Relief