‘Shoulding’ on the holidays part 1: Guilt

Welcome to the holiday season! I absolutely love this time of year. I love the festive feeling, the events, decorating the tree, Christmas music, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, turkey dinner…I could go on. I even like dealing with the Elf on the Shelf. Having a little girl in the house makes everything that much better.Continue reading “‘Shoulding’ on the holidays part 1: Guilt”

5 Hacks to reduce stress and increase your health-span

Who isn’t stressed these days? We are overscheduled, overworked, and overstimulated, we lack time in nature, we lack connection with people around us, and we are so used to being this way that we call this stressed-out state normal. According to the Whitehall II study (1), which followed the lifestyle and mortality of a largeContinue reading “5 Hacks to reduce stress and increase your health-span”

Pillars of Health: Mindfulness

When thinking about what makes someone healthy, many people stop at the blood-brain barrier. Our health gets separated from our mental health somehow in western culture. Mental health has a negative stigma that people tend to avoid or label as woo-woo. Still, it is becoming apparent that we can no longer deny the link betweenContinue reading “Pillars of Health: Mindfulness”

Pillars of Health: Exercise

Continuing our Pillars of Health series this week, we are moving on to the subject of exercise. I don’t talk much about exercise. Honestly, when taking in the whole picture, exercise is third in line after mindset and nutrition. It made it onto my Pillars of Health list because, although your attitude and your diet areContinue reading “Pillars of Health: Exercise”

Why is nutrition so confusing?

The easy answer to this question is that everyone is different. Each person is biologically different from another person. True, we are all human with generally the same nutritional needs, but each of us has different requirements for how we get those nutrients and how much of each is necessary for abundant health. The InstituteContinue reading “Why is nutrition so confusing?”