Category: Health

Self-Care When Times are Hard

Put Yourself First, at least for a while. Life can suck sometimes. It’s a given that pain and suffering will come to all of us. Emotions can ride the roller coaster of uncertainty — all the time. Anger. Grief. Fear. Numbness. The cycle can…

Walk Your Way to Fitness… and Health!

Fitness and Health. These words inspire many of us to get off the couch. Or make us feel guilty for not getting off the couch! There are so many fitness crazes out there, so many exercise programs. These can confuse us and also be…

Ten Easy Ways to Become Healthier and Happier

We all want to be healthy. Often we take our health for granted. Many of us will ignore taking care of ourselves until we develop some kind of illness or condition that slows us down. It is a shame that we wait. Health is…

Do You Know All the Dangers of Soda?

“Carbonated soft drinks account for more than 27 percent of Americans’ beverage consumption.” (Liquid Candy — How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans’ Health — Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D. )  This is an amazing statistic, that is a huge percentage. And it is negatively affecting our nation’s health. Many…

Ten Smart Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off!

There is no shortage of advice and how-to’s on how to lose weight. Many of these ideas and diets do work, especially in the short-term. However, once you stop the diet then the weight comes right back! There are some simple strategies that you…

10 Powerful Fundamentals You Need to Know about the Blue Zones

It’s more than just living a long time… Blue zones are areas of the world where longevity is much higher than the average. The blue zones that have been identified are in: Sardinia; Ikaria in Greece; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Japan’s Okinawa…

Sleep – Vital for Health

Get enough sleep!  Sleep is a crucial period where our brains and body rest, renew and regenerate.   Healthy and fulfilling sleep is necessary for long-term health (just ask anybody who suffers from insomnia!).   Having a deep, restful sleep is important for all…

Can you reduce your exposure to toxins?

It is one thing to eat a great diet, exercise, get a good nights sleep, have time for meditation and other nurturing, healthy habits.  However, we also need to be aware of the hidden dangers in our environment, food and water supply.  Our world…

The First Yama of Yoga – Ahimsa

The first Yama, Ahimsa, means non-violence.  This is the first and foundational principle.  Violence towards self or others makes a journey into the yogic lifestyle impossible.  Non-violence towards yourself means forgiveness, understanding and love towards yourself.  Towards others, ahimsa shows up as compassion, forgiveness,…

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