Co-existing in my mind are both a bully and a friend. And it can depend on the day or hour which one takes up more of the real estate there. My bully can be loud, latching onto a negative thought I have about myself, repeating it, amplifying it. But after becoming aware of just how much power I was giving that bully, I've worked instead on nurturing the friend. We can quiet the … [Read more...] about How to Quiet the Bully in Your Mind
Got seasonal allergies from tree and grass pollen? Essential oils may help you support your bodily systems and rescue you from some symptoms. In our home, they've helped me turn our medicine cabinet into a health cabinet. I use them on an almost-daily basis, and not just for allergies. But allergies was the first reason! What are essential oils? Essential oils are made from the essence of a … [Read more...] about Spring Allergies: Essential Oils to the Rescue
If you want to get more veggies in your diet and support a local farmer, join a CSA. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. And when you join a CSA, you're buying local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Your "share," "membership," or "subscription" pays for a certain number of weeks of produce (or other items such as eggs or meat) up-front. This helps the farmer's cash flow and … [Read more...] about It’s Easy Eating Green When You Join a CSA
Though it looks and feels like spring around here this week, before launching fully into that season, I'm reflecting on what I learned in winter 2018 - December, January, and February. So, here are 7 things I learned - in no particular order. 1. A multi-cooker can change your kitchen life. I received one of these one-pot wonders for Christmas, and it is so fun and easy to whip up a healthy … [Read more...] about What I Learned in Winter
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?
I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, though year-round I do set some goals for myself. But this year I've chosen one word for 2018 to help me stay focused. My one word is discipline. So I admit that the first time this one word came to mind, I winced a bit - since many of us equate the word with punishment. I didn't want to approach my year that way, so I also considered several … [Read more...] about For Focus, Choose One Word for 2018