Putting your best self forward requires intentional choices (especially for busy moms), even if that means stepping outside your comfort zone and putting yourself first. But you can feel healthy, look great, and live a joyful life, all while juggling a family and a career. The key? Designing a balanced life through purposeful choices that feed your body, mind, and soul. Easier said than done, right? Julie Burton, author of The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Must-Have Guide to Health [...]
This one is for the dudes – the men in our lives. June is all about the men that we love and care about; it’s also Men Health Month. Celebrate what makes you amazingly you. Since 1994, sponsored by a congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the United States with health fairs, screenings, and other health education/outreach activities. Why Men’s Health Month? Despite the amazing medical advances, men still have a 7-year average shorter lifespan than [...]
If high intensity workouts are not your thing, don’t worry because you can get back to nature and one with yourself by doing a ten-minute yoga routine outdoors. Yoga has been proven to help relieve stress, regular hormone levels, and it definitely is not an “easy” workout. Yoga can be incredibly challenging as you have to focus on your body in order for the moves to be effective. You can find some great resources online or at a local [...]
Last month, I wrote about toxic chemicals your body absorbs through beauty and skin care products. I re-evaluated my own makeup collection and ended up discarding many items that contained these dangerous, carcinogenic compounds that have been linked to many health issues. I wanted to find an all-natural/organic skin care regimen that was sold locally.
Oh wait, I was supposed to get to that item on my to-do list. Did I forget to text her again? When was the last time I watered my plants? Oh look, Jennifer Lopez is with a new man, I wonder what kind of dress she’s wearing. And then someone in the background yells, “Bingo!” and you remember exactly where you’ve been the whole time. Sounds familiar?
For decades fat has been the three letter word that has demonized communities and families. Jumping on the scale is generally a stressful, anxiety driving activity for many of us. Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way. Did you know there is a healthy amount of fat for your body and it does have benefits?
Throughout my years of being a nutritional coach, I’ve had a few times that I’ve truly been stumped with regards to how to handle a certain client. It’s always a certain group or the newest Diet craze they want to follow; the Paleo Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Atkins, vegetarian, vegan, etc. You name it, I’ve heard of it.