If you're looking for a summer read, may I offer a few ideas that go beyond the genre known informally as "romance novel to read while sitting on the beach?" Not that there's anything wrong with that genre! If that's what you enjoy and what you need right now to decompress, go for it. And in that case, bookmark this for later when you're wanting something else. But if you're ready for … [Read more...] about 5 Books that Could Boost Your Health This Summer
Before running fully into summer and an erratic schedule, I'm again taking a cue from writer Emily P. Freeman, who encourages her readers to “pause to reflect on the past season before we move ahead into the future.” For me, this intentional practice feels just right - regular, but not so often that it feels overwhelming. And it complements some of the private journaling that I do. So here, … [Read more...] about Reflecting on What I Learned in Spring 2018
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
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