Record heat has been everywhere this summer, so staying hydrated is critical. I can tell when I’m not drinking enough water. My digestion is way off, I experience a little brain fog, and my energy is low. Many people believe drinking anything liquid will contribute to their water intake. The truth is coffee, tea, fruit juices, and alcohol are all diuretics and deplete the … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Drink More Water
Here is my top 10 list of why we eat when we’re not hungry.Someone said we must eat 3 meals plus snacks daily, or we’ll die. Seriously. We have nothing else to do, so we eat. We’re addicted to it, and we eat more sugar. Comfort food is sooooo yummy. To deal with our stuff. To be social – someone took the time to make something, so I better … [Read more...] about Do You Eat When You’re Not Hungry?
We live in a convenience-based society, and I like to refer to many conveniences as "first-world problems".
Recently, our high-tech Samsung washing machine, which just about makes coffee, had a mechanical failure. My immediate remedy was to go to YouTube for a fix. Of course, I found many people with the same issue and offered their solution to unplug the washer for … [Read more...] about Things We Take for Granted
This month I will share ways to stay healthy. I'm sure you'll be able to relate and find an idea or two to help you stay on track.Clear out your pantry, fridge, and freezer of food items you know aren't good food choices. Give food away to family or friends or give non-perishable items to a local food bank. If you have vegetable oils like corn, soy, canola, and even … [Read more...] about 6 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy
I’m going to get a little geeky on you this month. Who would have thought that food quality and how we prepare it could have a powerful impact on our mental health? With mental health issues plaguing so many people, it’s essential to understand how diet affects our mental health. I believe much of our population suffering from mental health issues could improve mood and … [Read more...] about Is Digestion the Key To Mental Health?
I've heard from many people who "retire" that they don't know how they had time to work their 40-hour day job now that they're retired. I find there's a LOT to do daily, but then there are times when boredom creeps in. For example, when my husband is out of town for softball tournaments, I have time to focus on things I want to do. Instead, I spent time rearranging my … [Read more...] about Six Ways To Manage Boredom
Life is simple, but we do everything possible to make it hard. We tend to live exclusively in the past or become fortune tellers about the future. So why can't we live in the present moment? For most people, it's tough to do. I have asked people if they can stay in the present moment; most people don't understand the concept. They can't keep their mind from thinking about … [Read more...] about Why Do We Make Life So Hard?
I would say most, if not all, processed food has some added sugar. I'm good about reading labels, and I always find those hidden "ose" sweeteners that great food adds to food to make food taste better. From jarred applesauce to catsup and jarred spices, you'll find the dreaded "ose's" in our food. A few "ose'" examples are Dextrose, Fructose, Galactose, Glucose, … [Read more...] about Why Is It Critical to Control Blood Sugar
When I was working and coaching people on yearly business planning, it was so daunting to look at a 12-month plan and even more daunting to imagine sticking to it. People would get excited about the project, and at the same time, they wanted to give up because imagining the result in 365 days was overwhelming.
One of my mentors shared with me the "90-Hustle". That … [Read more...] about 5 Step Formula to Make Anything Happen
How many times do we hear we shouldn't be so stressed out? We should be in the constant namaste state of chill. Easier said than done, right? But unfortunately, we live in a fast-paced world where everything we do stresses us out. Even the morning alarm puts us in a stressful state.
What does all this stress do to our bodies? Where should I start? Let's start with … [Read more...] about Stress and Our Stressed-Out Endocrine System