Have a Healthier Holiday’s
Thanksgiving and Christmas is magical time of the year when we show the love of Christ to our family, friends, coworkers, and special people in our lives. Last year, many families could not spend time together, so that this Thanksgiving and Christmas will be even more special.
Everyone wants to enjoy the holidays and not go crazy eating foods that set you up for weight gain or exacerbate health conditions affected by the foods you eat. So this year, set a goal to avoid the traps of overeating and not eat candy, cookies, cakes, and foods you will face this holiday season.
We start the holidays with Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s not the healthiest meal, but it’s oh so good. By implementing certain tricks to make some of your favorite foods healthier and forgo the uncomfortable turkey, dressing, and ham-induced food coma, on the couch or being balled up in a corner somewhere a thing of the past.
Christmas is by far one of the most...
Eating With The Seasons
With the year-round availability of nearly any food our hearts can imagine, eating seasonally has become a thing of the past. But unfortunately, the convenience of one-stop shopping has moved us from how we originally were designed to eat. Most of us don’t pick fruit off a tree or vegetables from a vine. Instead, we are shopping year-round.
Produce from a pile of fruits and vegetables line the refrigerated section of our stores. Yet, eating this way, while convenient, affects the body, our wallets, and the environment! So what exactly are the benefits of shifting toward more seasonal eating?
It tastes better
Most out-of-season crops travel long distances, are harvested early, refrigerated, artificially ripened, and left in bins at the grocery store for days, sometimes weeks. The processes of heating and cooling change the flavor and nutrient content of the produce. Local farmer’s markets or foods from your garden taste better because they...
How many times do you push your needs or wants to the side? Do you feel like you are selfish, and your desires don't matter? Are you afraid of what others may say when you take time to care for yourself? Well, join the club of the many people who suffer from the dreaded "Self-Care is Selfish Syndrome." (I made that up), but it's true.
Self-Care is crucial for your well-being as going to the doctor, taking medications, eating healthy, and getting physical activity. It's vital to maintain a healthy loving relationship with yourself to experience your self-worth and value in the world. Understand, when you make you a priority, it affects every aspect of your self-esteem, your work, and your home life.
Self-love occurs when you have a deep appreciation for yourself. It grows from behaviors that support physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. Self-love means to regard your well-being and happiness as something that is a non-negotiable for your well-being....
Is the Voice In Your Head Trying to Tell You Something?
How many times have you said to yourself, I truly need to start taking better care of my health? That feeling comes from your heart. Your heart is communicating that it's time to pay attention. Many seek medical care because they have felt that nagging feeling says it's time to address an issue before it becomes a problem. They may have overlooked those inclinations until it reached a crisis point.
As a health coach, prevention is key to addressing potential issues before they become a crisis. I use a system of steps to create a mind-body connection. These steps are necessary and vital for creating a journey to optimal health that will stand the test of time.
It starts with a step by step process that builds upon each other. The results establish a mind-body connection that leads to a path of creating a life full of life-sustaining skills that will have a significant impact on families and...