I'm BACK! If you haven't noticed I've been quiet on my site because... I got married last weekend! It has been a whirlwind few months and wedding planning became far more chaotic than I expected it to. In order to protect my energy, I had to step back a little bit from the blog. But it's perfect, because now I get to write a post about how important it is to protect your energy to avoid burnout! Because believe me, if I hadn't let some things go, I'd probably be lying in bed for the … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Protect your Energy to Avoid Burnout
In case you missed my most recent Facebook LIVE video, I've uploaded it to Youtube for you right here! I've also decided to write a post to go right along with it. Today I'm talking about why “GO WITH THE FLOW” has become my new mantra. Because really, there's something so powerful about words and affirmations. What does "go with the flow" mean? Consciously choosing to live a healthy life can get tough sometimes, but it's a commitment to ourselves that we are worth it. I believe … [Read more...] about Learn to “Go With The Flow” to reduce stress!
Does balance exist? What a loaded question... Honestly, this one has required some serious thinking. After having spent some time pondering the idea of balance - heck, I even have a few programs surrounding balance - I've come up with an answer. It may not be the popular answer, but it is mine. Yes, "balance" does exist - but probably not in the way that you think. Let's start by diving into some of the common arguments for why balance does NOT exist. Many people who don't believe in … [Read more...] about Does Balance Exist? Here’s My Answer.
Have you heard of the barrel effect? It's a well known analogy in the holistic health community, as it helps us describe how illness can happen to our clients. Illness isn't just a result of a few simple factors, like genetics. It is often a result of several or even hundreds of compounding factors that all work together to support disease. What is the barrel effect? The barrel effect is a very simplistic way of generalizing how our bodies respond to toxins and can lead to … [Read more...] about Understanding Stress: What is the Barrel Effect?
Gut health and stress? Is there a connection? There absolutely is. This is everything you need to know about stress and gut health. Chronic stress is so common today, that we shouldn’t even call it ‘stress’ anymore. It’s just life. It’s how we live, and we experience it day-in and day-out through work, relationship, health, food and our environment. We know that stress can have a huge affect on mood and general health, but what about how stress affects our gut? Here is everything you need to … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about stress and gut health
Nowadays, just about everyone is stressed. Work stress, family stress, friend stress, financial stress - the triggers for emotional and mental stress are abundant and strong in our society. I'm sure one of those rings true for you. But then there's the lesser-known stressors. Things that remain beneath the surface. Things like viruses and bacteria, low-grade inflammation, food intolerances or allergies, exercising to excess, environmental toxins, and more. Our bodies are constantly … [Read more...] about Four ways stress can affect our health