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
It all starts with healthy collagen. The collagen in our skin is what keeps it looking bright, smooth and young. And as collagen proteins begin to break down, our skin starts to wrinkle and look tired. While we can’t avoid this from happening forever, we sure as hell can delay the onset. The choices we make now will affect our collagen and our skin for years to come. So make good choices and reap … [Read more...] about 7 Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Young
So you’re ready for the restful sleep You know...that blissful sleep you had as a kid. Aaaaah, those were the days! So get ready for the Restful Sleep Challenge. You’re gonna devote 7 days to luxurious restful sleep. Walking through life in a haze is not the way to go. And how many cups of coffee can you really drink? You’ve put time and effort into everything else meaningful in your life. … [Read more...] about Restful Sleep Challenge: 7 Nights To Blissful Slumber
Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
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!