Lunch Break Changes to Shed Pounds

Tell your boss you need a break–a real one, and step away from your desk!  Those of us who spend 8+ hours behind a computer 5 days a week are doing a lot of damage to our well being.  Not only is it depressing to peck away at a keyboard all day, but it negatively…

Laughter is the Best Medicine

We all know that laughter is the best medicine and we can’t take life too seriously, but check out this article from Best Life: 20 Crazy Benefits of Laughter–No Joke.

Adaptogens!

I’ve been taking adaptogens for several years and I think they’re an important part of my ability to cope with my high-impact line of work.  What are adaptogens?  They’re super-foods, plants, and herbs that help us “adapt” to stress and maintain inner balance.  Different adaptogens target different parts of our bodies and brains and give…

Kitchen Gadgets

Don’t hate me, but when I saw this awesome post from Eat This, Not That!  I had to share it.  Check out 25 Weird Kitchen Essentials You Never Knew You Needed.  My Amazon cart was full after that one!

Body’s Playing Tricks…

I thought this article from Best Life, 30 Ways Your Body Tricks You, was so interesting.  Our minds really are incredibly powerful!  My favorite was #7 Your feelings shape the world around you. We’d like to imagine that we view the world through an objective lens and can trust what we see. But researchers have…

Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…

Reinvent Your Sleep Routine

One of the biggest issues my clients discuss in therapy is a lack of comfortable, restful sleep.  Granted, my clients have almost all recently gone through drug or alcohol withdrawal, it’s a problem many of us can relate to.  I found a great article from Best Life: 15 Things You Should Never Do Before Bed. …

30 Before 30

Happy Birthday to Me!  Yesterday was my 29th birthday, so I think I need to step my game up–it’s time for an epic to-do list: my 30 Before 30 List. I looked at a lot of other 30-before-30’s online, and seeing them made me reflect on how full and exciting my life has been thus…

30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim

Those of you that know me are well aware that I’m NOT a morning person.  I try so hard to change my routine, and I’m still stuck in my night-owl rut.  I found this great article from Eat This, Not That: 30 Morning Rituals Nutritionists Do Every Day to Stay Slim.  Tip #15 is Get…

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Several months ago I was browsing through the local news magazine, Hometown News, and I came across an article with haneously false information about the opioid crisis and addiction.  I became so frustrated by the misleading information being spread to people in my community that I wrote a response.  I submitted it to the paper,…