Unhealthy habits can be tough to shake, and we beat ourselves up for lacking willpower. So let's take it back to a core question: What can you envision? Or, in other words, what do you want to be different about your health and life? Some of us approach this from a place of pro-activity. But most of us don't consider this question unless we have to change something in response to illness … [Read more...] about Stuck in Unhealthy Habits? What Can You Envision?
Sometimes, especially if we have others to care for, we can let our attention on ourselves slip. When's the last time you met with your healthcare provider? Is it time to catch up on your preventive screenings and diagnostic tests? Achieving our best health depends on making healthy lifestyle choices - what we eat and drink, how we move and sleep, how we handle stress. But we also need to … [Read more...] about Step 29: Catch Up on Preventive and Diagnostic Tests
Stress is a normal reaction that people feel as they encounter changes and difficulties in life. And anxiety can be a reaction to the stress. But chronic stress can lead to anxiety disorders, the most common mental-health illness affecting people in the U.S. And it can lead to other serious health conditions, too. So how can we manage stress and anxiety in proven ways? Approaches to Manage … [Read more...] about Step 23: Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Life gets crazy sometimes, and our intention to eat more healthy meals goes by the wayside. And so it becomes easy to just grab fast food, takeout Chinese, or something processed and already made from the grocery store. But then maybe we feel guilty. Our need for quick and easy has overpowered our need for healthy and good-for-us. And we're out of ideas. Maybe we need some … [Read more...] about Step 20: Find Resources for Healthy, Easy Meals
What's on your bookshelf? Whether you're a lover of paper or electronic books, here are some wellness must-haves worth reading and then keeping on your bookshelf. Note: None of these that I'm listing is a new book. While I love to read, I'm slow. And I often don't buy off the bookshelf that highlights current best-sellers or new releases. Each one should be available from your public library, … [Read more...] about Step 16: Add to Your Wellness Bookshelf
Today is my birthday - woo hoo! I like to be remembered and celebrated, a little. I also like to celebrate others, and I believe in celebrating every single day. When's your birthday? Can we celebrate it today, with mine? Awesome. Happy Birthday, and Happy Un-Birthday. Yes, we will sing songs. Yes, we will enjoy cake. Yes, we will give gifts. Yes, we will show up with all of our … [Read more...] about My Birthday Gifts – To You