Making gratitude a daily practice can help to increase your happiness and have positive effects on your health. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for things in your life whether past/present/future, material or relational. Sometimes gratitude is a spontaneous feeling and sometimes it requires being intentional. Choosing to be grateful has many health benefits including increased happiness, decreased stress, improved physical health and sleep, and improved relationships. Choose gratitude everyday and you will see improvements in mind, body, and soul.Read More
October is ADHD Awareness Month! Research shows a direct connection between food & brain function. Diet isn’t a cure all for ADHD & doesn’t cause ADHD, but proper nutrition can improve symptoms of ADHD including hyperactivity, concentration, and impulsivity. 8 guidelines to support children & adults with ADD/AHDH.Read More
Take some time to enjoy the little things as summer turns the corner into August. There are a lot of ways to savor summer for just a few more moments and days…. Try out a few of these ideas to enjoy the last days of summer: 1. Linger a Little Longer Stay a little while…Read More
Wellness and nutrition should be a balanced approach that focuses on what feels good to your body and what is good for your health. Being in charge of your health and well-being not only benefits you physically but mentally too. If you are struggling to break some of your eating habits or are wanting to…Read More
Spring brings longer days, warmer weather, and newfound energy to freshen up our spaces after a long winter. It is a time to not only tend to our homes but also our well-being in mind and body. Here are some things you can focus on as you move into spring. MIND Practice single-tasking – doing…Read More
Your value can never be determined by a number on a scale. For many, the year started with a goal or resolution related to weight loss. The scale can give you overall big-picture information and information about your body’s response to eating salty foods, intense exercise, and hormone changes. However, the scale is not always…Read More
Our heart and brain are what get us through the day. Let’s show them a little appreciation and give them some extra love. Did you know that what is healthy for your physical heart is also healthy for your brain? When your brain is doing well, you can really feel the love! Try out these…Read More
Celebrating flavors and cultures from around the world is a fun and tasty way to nourish your body with new foods. Consider celebrating nutrition and a world of flavors all month long! Week 1: Eating a Variety of Nutritious Foods Include healthy food from all food groups Learn how to read the Nutrition Facts Label…Read More
There is no shortage of “couch doctors” advising on social media today. It is hard to separate fact from fiction. Our ‘healthcare’ is more about ‘sick care’ these days. What can you do to stay healthy and protect yourself from disease? Who do you listen to?
I am not an MD. Let me state that upfront. Research does give us some clues about strategies that are tried and true, that can at least assist in healthy “Self-Care”. I want strategies that I can practice, that are practical, and simple to add to my busy life.
Here are a few that I have come up with.