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Breathing for Stress Reduction


Stressed out? Just Breathe. Photo Credit: Azumio.com It’s been a long day at work, traffic was worse than normal, and you still have a ton of items on your to-do list. How do you deal with the stress that can add up in your life? Some revert to the television, others may work [...]

Breathing for Stress Reduction2018-04-25T17:05:32-07:00

Tips to Reducing Sugar and Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners


Avoiding processed foods, sugar, and artificial sweeteners are at the top of my healthy eating list. Artificial sweeteners include Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharin, Xylitol, Sorbitol, and Acesulfame. They are found in many foods and beverages labeled as “sugar-free” or “diet”. Because of their super sweetness, they may change how our brain tastes food. For [...]

Tips to Reducing Sugar and Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners2018-04-25T19:24:48-07:00

A Healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad for Memorial Day


Here's a super yummy and easy salad idea for Memorial Day! This is also gluten-free so it's a nice option to serve to your guests. Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked quinoa (follow package instructions) 1 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley 1 bunch fresh cilantro A few sprigs of fresh mint 2 scallions, thinly [...]

A Healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad for Memorial Day2018-04-25T19:28:07-07:00

Helping Others Cope With Stress


Do you see friends or family members under stress? Signs of stress may include trouble sleeping, headaches, digestive issues, chest pain, tense muscles, loss of sexual desire and/or ability, colds and other illness, and lack of energy. Do you wonder if there is anything you can do to help them? Here are some [...]

Helping Others Cope With Stress2018-05-02T20:05:09-07:00

The Secret Ingredients of the Mediterranean Table


According to author Georgeanne Brennan, the secret ingredients of the Mediterranean table are olives, anchovies and capers. Her cookbook is titled Olives, Anchovies and Capers: The Secret Ingredients of the Mediterranean Table. Those 3 ingredients, particularly olives for their oil, are indeed special. Now some of you may be thinking “Anchovies?! No thank you!” [...]

The Secret Ingredients of the Mediterranean Table2018-04-25T17:05:33-07:00

Why You Need a Health Coach


It’s 2017 and we have the most advanced medical technology at our fingertips that’s ever been available, so why are so many people still chronically ill? According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 387 million people living with diabetes; one in 12 people have diabetes and one in every two affected don’t [...]

Why You Need a Health Coach2018-04-25T17:05:33-07:00

How to Actually Get 5 Servings of Vegetables a Day


Only about 25% of adults get enough vegetables in a day – if you don’t include French fries, that is. Maybe it’s the fast food mentality that’s so prevalent or maybe it’s pure laziness. There are tons of reasons people don’t eat vegetables, but today I’m more concerned with how people can start [...]

How to Actually Get 5 Servings of Vegetables a Day2018-04-25T17:05:33-07:00

5 Examples of Everyday Mindfulness (That Aren’t Meditation)


Mindfulness has entered our everyday conversations in a powerful way. But what does it really mean? Jon Kabbat-Zinn, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), defines it as such: “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” In essence, it means being aware of and attentive [...]

5 Examples of Everyday Mindfulness (That Aren’t Meditation)2018-04-25T17:05:33-07:00

Set an Intention, Not a Resolution


Is it almost the New Year already? It seems like just yesterday we were setting resolutions, hopeful about accomplishing new goals and making positive changes in our lives. But while we often do our best to stay focused, resolutions don’t often pan out the way we’d like. We lose steam by the end [...]

Set an Intention, Not a Resolution2018-04-25T17:05:33-07:00