The Vegan Lifestyle: It’s not just for hippies, presidents, and celebrities! The word “vegan” is most often associated with a healthy, plant-based diet that is said to reduce the risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health issues resulting from a standard diet of animal products and processed foods containing too […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fear is one of your dearest friends when you are being chased by a tiger or escaping from a burning building. Yet, in other times, it can also be an annoying, chatty friend who won’t stop talking, and just won’t leave. You don’t need to “un-friend” your fear when it visits at inopportune times, but you don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A New Year A Renewed Commitment A Fresh Start The new year can be a great time for us to sweep away the debris from the previous year and invite something new into our lives. We can use this time to take inventory of those things that are holding us back from what we want […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meditation is an important part of a healthy, mind/body/spirit connected lifestyle. Although meditation is often considered a spiritual practice, you don’t need to be religious to use this effective technique, and anyone from any religion can benefit from it. Studies show that meditating 12-15 minutes every day for 8 weeks will result in significant […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was walking down the street the other day when it began to rain. As my walk progressed, the rain fell harder. I was walking swiftly with my back rounded and my head down as I hurried through the crowd of other people walking hurriedly with their backs rounded and their heads down. Suddenly, a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Simple actions of gratitude can lead to life-changing results. Harvard Health Publications reported that gratitude can improve relationships: “… a study of couples found that individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partner not only felt more positive toward the other person but also felt more comfortable expressing concerns about their relationship.” In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I began walking the mountainous hills near my home, I didn’t make it to the top. Even stopping three times on the way up to rest, the steep incline required too much energy for the shape my body was in at the time. My second attempt, I rested at the same three spots, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Staying on track with a healthy lifestyle can sometimes feel difficult. It’s easy to forego that 6AM swim, noon yoga class, or evening run. It can feel easier to drive through a fast food window than to prepare a fresh meal for dinner or pack your lunch for the following day. I don’t know anyone […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Transformation may be dramatic, but it is not necessarily a sudden change. You may believe that because you have been learning new personal growth tools and applying them to your life, that you will experience sudden and dramatic change – until old behaviors, feelings, and thoughts resurface. Transformation seldom means that you change a point […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
If you are looking at a situation you just don’t understand or for a solution you can’t see, look from another direction. You may be surprised by how suddenly the answer appears. I was walking in the woods this week, looking for a labyrinth I was told about. I had walked longer than I […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.