When you have kids, you know you need to get them to calm as bedtime approaches. But we place less emphasis on wind down activities for adults. Which is too bad. We adults need them just like the little guys do. So today I’m talking about wind down activities for those of us who get to choose our own bedtime. Those of us who might be pushing ourselves from the time the morning alarm rings until … [Read more...] about Nightly Wind Down Activities for Adults
There are all sorts of old wives tales to speed up your metabolism. The question is do they work? Take for example, meditation. Meditation and mindfulness are super hot and trendy. But will they boost your metabolism? The mechanics of weight loss There are two things that need to happen for you to lose weight. You must exhibit enough self-control to eat well. And you must discipline yourself to … [Read more...] about Speed up Your Metabolism with Meditation?
Here’s my typical evening: I weave my way through congested streets and angry drivers. I come home to a house of hungry animals. And I use the little energy left after feeding and walking them to put together a healthy dinner. When I finally sit down, I have no energy. And this is right around the time I could use a peaceful nighttime routine to let go of stress from my day. Life is super … [Read more...] about Peaceful Nighttime Routine to Let Go of Stress Immediately
This is the time of year we are likely to set resolutions. And why do we do it? Likely because we are hoping for some sense of control during the new year. Like, I made mistakes last year, but this year i’m doing it right. And all this boils down to dealing with uncertainty. Personally, I HATE uncertainty. Seriously. I wish I could live my life with everything tied up in a little bow of … [Read more...] about 5 Ways I’m Trying To Embrace Uncertainty
Would you be surprised to hear that modern life can be stressful? Surely, with infinite WiFi capabilities, cloud storage, and smartphones, we’d have come up with inventions that make our lives less burdensome. Nope. We're more stressed than ever. You can't tell this from our social media profiles. We look like we have it all together online. But once we peel back the layers of that perfect … [Read more...] about Say Bye Bye To Stressed Out Thinking
A busy, running non-stop, can't catch your breath lifestyle can drain you of your vital resources. Whether you're commuting to work. Or you're heading to a business meeting. Perhaps you're even going on a fun adventure. The tasks involved in keeping yourself energized are exhausting. And you can reach burnout. Sure you could slow down. But maybe there's no time. Others are depending you. Or … [Read more...] about Protect Yourself From A Busy Lifestyle Burnout
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
Many people travel to not only explore new countries, but to journey within and discover more about themselves. People don’t just want trips and vacations. They want to get away from it all, and learn all there is to know about themselves and the world. Sound like you? Then you're ready for a spiritual pilgrimage. In this guide, we’re going to discuss 9 ways you can transform your next trip … [Read more...] about 9 Ways To Make Your Next Trip A Spiritual Pilgrimage
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
The value in restful sleep Most of us do not get restful sleep these days. Why does this happen? Gosh let me think. Here's a brief list of some of the many, many possibilities. We're too stressed We've wired from hours spent on our electronics We carry our work into the bedroom on our laptops, tablets and phones We eat too much stimulating sugary foods and foods that turn into sugar … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep in Just 10 Minutes!