Category: holistic wellness
Stress… we all deal with it. It’s unavoidable in fact but there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects on our minds and the habits that form as a result. Eating is a coping mechanism for stress because when we eat something (Especially satisfying) just to eat it, this is a sure sign of stress eating. Let’s delve further into the … Read More Is Stress Eating You?
I am happy to share my journey but it is lengthy and I have not gotten a good short version yet! What I will say right here, right now is that it was years before I even thought I needed help and even then, I need different kinds of help at different times. As the layers got pulled back, something else came up for … Read More Beating Binge Eating with Mindful Eating
Here in my neck of the woods, there have been some hints of autumn with cooler mornings and evenings, but we are still in the 90s during the day. But the changing of the weather (not quite SWEATER WEATHER) has a couple of questions popping into my inbox. They can be summed in two basic queries: “I am early in my recovery and have … Read More Fall, Foods, and Brighter Moods
How Self-Care Can Help Ensure Good Mental Health The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. As an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, mental health is centered in my work. Today, I invite you to take part in observing World Mental Health Day and help … Read More The Power of Pampering
This month, I am sharing about ways to rekindle joy and fun in movement. So, if you are looking for a great way to move your body, dancing is a fun (and my absolute favorite) way to get your body moving. Dancing can be done no matter your age or ability level. One can dance standing, from a chair, or even lying down in … Read More You Should be Dancing!
We are all familiar with stress. Most of us even know that prolonged bouts of negative stress, or chronic stress, can be harmful to our emotional and physical health. But can it be avoided? Stress is likely something everyone experiences, but that doesn’t mean that it has to get the best of you. Our bodies are essentially designed to make the most of a … Read More Stop Stress Before It Stops You
To tell the truth 100% of the time may seem possible at first glance. But what about those little lies that are common in daily life? Like the ones we tell to protect someone’s feelings, or not revealing the real reason we ran 5 minutes to work. My personal favorite is now a reel on Instagram: your precious kid hands you a drawing that … Read More The Truth About Harmless Lies and Your Health
A walk might seem like child’s play compared to running a marathon or competing in crossfit, but a walk can be a very healthy alternative if you lack the time or interest in exercising intensely. In fact, for most people, the maximum benefit from movement can be achieved in about 30 minutes 4 times a week. Most humans were built for walking, and even … Read More Walk, Stroll, or Roll in the Park Day!
Spring is officially here! I, like others, are feeling this spring a little more deeply and with greater excitement. This year, there is the promise of mingling and socializing more after surviving a pandemic. It is not totally over, but it seems like this Omicron has been declining without another deadly variant on its heels. I am grateful to be able to figuratively and … Read More Bring in Spring Like a Boss!
This week in March, there are some quirky and fun days of observance this week. There is a day for “everything that you think is wrong” (March 15), “everything that you think is right” (March 16), “absolutely incredible kid” (March 17), “awkward moments day” (March 18), and “let’s laugh day” (March 19). I enjoy these lighthearted days and try to use them as a … Read More Self-esteem and Acceptance for a More Satisfied Life
What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is a type of awareness you have during the moment of eating your food. Similar to other forms of mindfulness, you enter a place of non-judgment, and instead appreciate the current moment, from what you are eating and whether you are enjoying it, to details like the taste and temperature of your food. Is it the Same as … Read More Jumpstart to Mindful Eating