Fall is among us. The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and in the US the holiday season has arrived. Sure this year will look a little different, but the emotions surrounding the holidays will still happen. The happiness, the joy, the anxiety, the stress, the mixed-feelings of… Continue reading Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving
We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay
It’s hard to talk about failure. When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience
Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world. This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies. Tooth hurts? See a dentist. Foot issues? Call the podiatrist. Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment. Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?
We all deal with stress throughout our lives. It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident. There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish. Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid
Wellness looks different to different people. That may be why there is a saturation of information out there on the topic. For some it is about emotional stability, for others it is about diet or movement, and still for others it may be about mental health. No one is wrong for focusing on one or… Continue reading What is Wellness?
The kitchen is my happy place. And although I feel comfortable there, I know that may not be the case for everyone. For some it can be an overwhelming place, a boring place. For others, spending time in the kitchen is as a must do rather than I get to do – a chore to… Continue reading Four Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Enticing
Ever loved a food because it tastes good? That feeling that one bite is never enough. You daydream about it. You obsess about it. You swear you cannot stop eating it. Here’s a secret: it doesn’t taste "good". It is not your taste buds singing its praises – it is probably all in our heads.… Continue reading Why It Tastes “Good”
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.Beverly Sills If you are looking for sustainable results, then chances are you will have to put in the work. It will involve making changes and seeing the fruit of those changes appear overtime -- instead of 30 days from now. There is no get-rich, quick scheme… Continue reading Doing the Work
Ever wondered how some people are able to keep their habits going for months, years, even decades? Finding habits that work long term can be tough. Comfort zones are comforting (hence the name). There is a cozy feeling associated with doing what we have been doing day after day. Yet, wanting to change is normal… Continue reading Finding What Works