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Wellness Blog

November 20, 2019

One of my favorite mindfulness practices is savoring. Savoring is being in the present moment while cultivating and extending positive feelings. 

Savoring a warm drink is a wonderful mindfulness practice, especially as those temperatures start to ease down as we move toward the holidays. 

Warm beverages are fantastic during the colder months, but many of these warm drinks like the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte pack a ton of sugar in one cup.

Luckily, there a...

November 19, 2019

You know meal-prepping will save you time (and money) in the long-run, but you just can't get yourself to spend any more time in the kitchen than you already do. I completely understand, and it takes time to find the hacks that work best for your unique schedule and lifestyle.  Today, I'm sharing four tips to get your meal-prepping as efficient as possible so that you don't have to stress about not having enough time.

1. Build your meals around your mai...

November 19, 2019

There’s nothing better than knowing that you’re progressing in your wellness journey and sticking to your mindful eating and self care. Nothing better, except that slice of chocolate cake you’ll just have for that special occasion.... but end up beating yourself up for because you felt over stuffed. Or that delicious pile of pasta you’ve been craving because you really needed to feel comforted and taken care of or remember your grandma.

To be clear, there re...

November 17, 2019

If you're anything like me, a late-night snack is something that comes to mind often.

Most snack foods are usually less than healthy and enjoying those before you turn in for the night could lead to a habit that causes negative repercussions you're undoubtedly trying to avoid.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy snack options for a mindful late-night snack:

1. Apple or Banana Slices with Nut or Seed Butter

To set yourself up for a great night's sleep, try hav...

November 17, 2019

Stress is remarkably damaging to our mental and physical health. Even though we know how serious it is, most of us can’t seem to find an effective way to get rid of it (or at least reduce it).

Here are six all-natural, healthy, and highly effective ways to reduce chronic stress in your life.

1. Exercise

You’ve probably heard this one before, but exercise is a marvelous stress reliever. Exercising releases endorphins, which are natural compounds in your body th...

November 16, 2019

As the temperature starts to get colder, the sneezing and sniffling noises surround us.

Many of us are just expecting to get sick, feeling as if it's unavoidable. If you eat the right foods and take the proper precautions, you could strengthen your immune system and avoid getting sick this year.

Here are five powerful immune-boosting superfoods that can help your body fight off sickness and infections.

1. Garlic

Garlic adds so much flavor to food, but you might...

November 15, 2019

Counting calories, tracking macros, and restrictive dieting, for the most part, all lead to one thing —an unhealthy, negative relationship with food.

Food is there to fuel our bodies and satisfy our taste buds. We should love and enjoy it, not dread it. However, in today’s busy world, we often eat mindlessly, ignoring whatever signals our body is sending us.

Here are six tips to help you eat more mindfully.

1. Before you eat, take some time to breathe and chec...

November 14, 2019

We blinked, and summer vanished away and here we are just a few weeks from Thanksgiving in the US.

Now it’s time for fabulous fall recipes that you wait all year to enjoy. While salads tend to dominate the summer scene, cooked vegetables bring us more comfort in the fall.

One of the best ways to enjoy your veggies as the temperatures cool down is to crank up your oven and roast them. It gives them a fantastic texture and flavor that tastes more decadent than...

November 12, 2019

How often do you feel like you could use 10 more hours in a day just to get through your to-do list?

I know that feeling of spinning your wheels, not knowing how you'll get it all done, and ultimately riding this stress-induced rush to the finish line each day. It's exhausting, and it's not good for us in any way -- mentally, physically, or emotionally.

Learning some actionable tips for productivity and prioritizing has helped tremendously, and I want to shar...

November 11, 2019

What are the hobbies that help you disconnect and recharge?

Science has shown that having a hobby makes us happier, healthier people. It helps us curate better mental and physical health, and when you’re doing something you enjoy, it makes your life feel more rewarding.

Keeping yourself healthy both mentally and physically through hobbies is essential to living your best life. If you don’t have a hobby, there’s no time like right now to get one going. You don...

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