Chronic back pain is truly a pain. It can affect your sleep, your work performance, and your ability to be active. But there's no reason to let back pain win. Here are just a few ways that you can strike back against back pain. Buy the right mattress A mattress that’s too soft could be aggravating your bad back. Doctors recommend a firm mattress that can support your spine. You can buy … [Read more...] about Strike Back Against Back Pain
Perhaps you juice, eat lots of superfoods, and sweat out all the toxins. But what about your emotions? Do you make sure to detox them regularly? I’ll admit, I often neglect the emotional aspect of detoxification. Probably because my education is around diet. But emotions can build up and become as toxic as any physical chemical. So it becomes essential to detox those negative emotions. … [Read more...] about A 5-Minute Emotional Detox to Cleanse Mentally
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. You’re starting to think of everyone on your list. But there’s a name you forgot on there. You! Why wait until New Years to make your health and wellness a priority? Why not start now by adding yourself to your gift giving list? We women tend to feel guilty when we think of ourselves. It feels selfish. But it really shouldn't. Because, when … [Read more...] about Give Yourself These Gifts of Health This Holiday Season
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
(Sponsored Post) We Americans tend to overlook the miraculous healing effects of vacations and downtime. Taking time for ourselves can seem indulgent. And praise is given to those who work, work, work! So that is why I make myself take a road trip at least every few months. I need to get away from all the pressures of life and just focus on nature and serenity. The thing that I love about a … [Read more...] about Take a Road Trip: The Rejuvenating Effects of Downtime
Happiness is something we all want. I mean, we can have all these lofty goals and aspirations. But in the end, doesn’t it all come down to being happy? The simple things are the ones that matter. So lately I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness. I used to think that being happy happened when life went well. And if life wasn’t going well, I had good reasons to be unhappy. But the older I get, … [Read more...] about Happiness: 15 Magical Ways to Get it and Keep it
My husband and I desperately need to go on a vacation. Do we go to Costa Rica? Just north up to San Francisco? Back to the east coast? But due to some changes in my husband’s work, vacation 2017 is temporarily on hold. So to tide myself over, I planned a mini unplugged technology-free staycation. Why an unplugged staycation? I feel like I’m always going a mile a minute. And being an … [Read more...] about My Unplugged Technology-Free Staycation
There are those days. The days when I just want to scream. But that’s not always socially acceptable. Sad, but true. We all need stress busters to deal with our modern, high tension lifestyles. And yes, you can read a book or take a long walk in nature. But sometimes you want something a little..er..different. And that’s when these unusual stress busters come into play. There are those who can … [Read more...] about Say Om! Try These CRAZY Stress Busters!
My husband and I are like two peas in a pod. Except when it comes to our entertainment choices. He likes to relax to sports and anime. I chill-out to gritty dramas and off-beat comedies. But there’s one thing we can agree upon. Relaxation time is that much more enjoyable when you turn off the lights and burn some frankincense and lavender candles. I used to always fill my house with relaxing … [Read more...] about Frankincense and Lavender Calming Candles for “OMG, I Wanna Scream Days!
What's the best exercise for weight loss? This is a bit of a misleading question. Because everyone’s looking for that magical move that will shed fat from their belly or perfect their butt. Wouldn't it be nice if all it took was one exercise? But what I can give you is something even better. Because the best exercise for weight loss doesn’t come from a certain move. It comes from an approach … [Read more...] about The Best Type Of Exercise For Weight Loss