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?
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Your nutrition is on point. But the scale won’t budge. What the heck is going on? It's super disappointing when you can’t get that scale to move. Especially when it seems you’re doing everything right. But know there's hope. A small issue can be to blame. And once you fix that, you might finally reap the benefits of all your hard work. So let’s investigate why that scale won’t budge. And … [Read more...] about 6 reasons the scale won’t budge (and what to do about it!)
Keeping a journal can create an emotional release. But it can also help create physical healing. Because whatever goes on in your mind has a direct impact on your internal organs. Want better digestion? Less severe seasonal allergies? Trying to drop those last 10 (or more) pounds? Journal writing can be as influential as what you eat, the supplements you take or what you put on your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Journal Writing Keeps You Skinny, Sexy & Stress-Free
So what is cortisol? It's a hormone that can help save you during life and death situation. It teams up with hormones like adrenaline to play an important role in the “fight or flight response”. Cortisol will help you battle your way through, or conversely, escape life-threatening situations. So thank you, cortisol! When cortisol is doing its job, it makes fighting or running for your life a … [Read more...] about Cortisol, Stress and Weight Gain
Ok, you know you want to eat healthy. You would just prefer to be able to do so without actually having to cook. With all the nonsense that fills your week, who has the time? It is takeout or frozen dinners because you don’t have the energy for anything more. Think you are doomed to clot your arteries? Well, while it is preferable to have healthy and fresh home-cooked meals, there is a way to … [Read more...] about A Healthier Way to Live in an “On The Go”, Takeout World
The phrases “living healthy” or “healthy choices” often are associated with deprivation or denial. We know that we should make choices in our lives that strengthen our bodies, improve our health and increase our potential for longevity. Unfortunately, we often think of living healthy as giving up all the “fun stuff” to do things that are “good for us”. Blah! Yes, any healthy lifestyle includes … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits that you Will Actually Look Forward to
I strive to do less. Can this be me talking? I never thought I would hear those words come from my lips. I’m the epitome of the type A personality. I have to be creating, achieving or embarking on something at any moment in time or I feel lazy and time negligent. I am always striving towards something far in the future that I need to have, and only my hard work will bring it to me. I have … [Read more...] about The Beautiful Art of Doing NOTHING
Want to do something super supportive of good health? What if I told you there was something you could do that involves no deprivation and would not only make you feel wonderful but also improve your health? “Sign me up right now!”, you scream! Ok, great! I want you to close your e-mail, hide your smartphone, put your textbooks away, get someone to watch the kids and…. You still with me? Great … [Read more...] about The Health Essential Benefits of Leisure Time
How often when you look at your reflection do you feel like you are looking at one of those fun house mirrors? There are days when I look in the mirror and I’m not really sure what I see. Do I look fat, thin, ugly, pretty, put together, unkempt? As far as I know I have 20/20 vision. So why is it so difficult to see myself accurately? How many of you have been there? … [Read more...] about Being Good to that Person Inside the Mirror
So long 2013. As I look back to the last 12 months, I have a lot to be thankful for. Now I look forward to seeing what 2014 has to offer. Each New Year is a birth of possibilities. We get a fresh, untarnished year as a blank slate on which to create. Most people make New Year’s resolutions. This year my resolution for the New Year is simple. I want to stress less and be good … [Read more...] about What will be your metamorphosis in 2014?