Sugar and I have a dysfunctional relationship. We usually hang out with each other daily, and although no good comes of it, we keep trying to make it work. We've broken up many times only to reunite sometimes days, sometimes months later. There's a lot of research to support the many evils of sugar. Most… Continue reading How to Reduce Sugar From Your Diet
Reaching your goals can be a simple process, all it takes is changing one thing. Use this simple technique and start seeing positive changes in your life.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant- Robert Louis Stevenson
There have been a lot of articles recently about the importance of recess or movement breaks for kids. Exercise in all its forms is crucial to healthy development, mental health and wellness. However, this need is not exclusive to childhood. Movement is as important for adults as it is for children. As parents and teachers,… Continue reading Adults Need Movement Breaks Too
Take a deep breath, and slowly let it out. Breathing is one of those life necessities that we all take for granted. Although it's automatic, we could all stand to pay more attention to it. Why? Because you're not doing it right. By the time we reach adulthood, most of us are shallow breathers. We hold our breath… Continue reading How You Breathe Impacts Your Health
When we're seeking meaning, we often ask ourselves what it is we want out of life but we fail to ask the most important question of all: who am I really? Yet, in order to identify what will bring us meaning, purpose and satisfaction, we must first answer this question. How to Find Meaning: Asking the… Continue reading Finding Your Meaning
Sleep is a precious commodity for a lot of us these days. Our busy schedules are filled with important activities competing for our attention, and sleep too often gets pushed to the bottom of our priority list. Sleep deprivation affects more than just your energy; it also negatively impacts your productivity, memory, ability to process information, immune system,… Continue reading Better Sleep Hygiene So You Can Get Your Zzz
A friend once told me that she would start her day with a simple mantra: "Today is going to be an extraordinary day." For a while thereafter I would text her daily wishing her an extraordinary day. Fast forward to a year ago when I found out that one of our daughters has an auto-immune disease. Western medicine's approach… Continue reading Do You Have a Mantra?
I have been pondering about life lately, or should I say aging well? Like a mason building a wall, all of us can build the life we want with the right tools. The secret resides in being aware of our values and gaining an understanding of what truly matters over time. But let's face it,… Continue reading How to Build a Good Life
We have a symbiotic relationship with the bacteria in our bodies. The 1990's focus on sterile environments and antibacterial products was detrimental to our health. With what we know today, the next generations should encourage their kids to eat some dirt (well, maybe not literally), or at very least play in it. Let’s review what… Continue reading The Scoop on Gut Bacteria and Your Health