How To Overcome Your ‘Emotional Inertia’ To Create Positive Changes

So, the other day I was studying for some new training that I am going through that requires me to better understand the physics of movement or biomechanics.

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And as I was studying my mind does what it so often does, which is to link together ideas from different areas of study or life and make correlations.

For instance, I may be studying the health of a cell within a human body and relate it to the idea that each person functions as an individual cell within the mass organism of humanity…

See, weird stuff like that. Continue reading “How To Overcome Your ‘Emotional Inertia’ To Create Positive Changes”

A Breath of Fresh Air

Indoor air quality.

On average, we spend about 90% of our time indoors. Whether it be at home, school or work – chances are the majority of your time is spent inside (source).

Have you ever stopped to consider the quality of air you breathe?

Or the impact it might have on your health?

According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top five Continue reading “A Breath of Fresh Air”

Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Want You To Read This.

What if all of those hours you are putting in at the gym exercising over the last umpteen years aren’t actually doing much to help you?

I know, it’s not what you want to hear but it’s a worthwhile question.

Worse, what if all those hours are causing insidious damage to your body. Meanwhile, you continue exercising, completely unaware until that fateful day when the proverbial straw gets stacked on the pile.

Fear not.

This is your chance Continue reading “Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Want You To Read This.”

How To Make Your Own Kombucha At Home

What is Kombucha anyway?

Kombucha is a fermented drink known for its many health benefits.

What’s so great about Kombucha?

Kombucha is a raw, live drink that provides lots of healthy probiotics. These probiotics help to promote good bacteria in your gut.

Can I make Kombucha at home?

Why yes you can! For this recipe, you will need to have a baby (or mother) scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) on hand. If you have recently purchased a starter kit, you will want to follow the instructions provided in the box. For more information about starter kits, see Resources below. Continue reading “How To Make Your Own Kombucha At Home”

The Quickest And Easiest Way To Meal Plan

Meal planning is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The more you plan, the better off you’ll be!

A successful trip to the grocery store will set you up for a week of well prepared, easy meals. This simple task can take the stress out of the never ending question, “what’s for dinner?”

But it’s not just about going to the store, it’s about planning, preparation, consistency and follow-through.

Follow these 8 simple tips for one month to transform your dinner routine! Continue reading “The Quickest And Easiest Way To Meal Plan”

5 Must Have Kitchen Tools For Convenient Healthy Eating

We all know that it comes with the territory when you want to live a healthy lifestyle. Cooking is just one of those things that you’ll have to do for the rest of your life.

But it doesn’t have to always be a chore, in fact I’m going to share with you some super helpful tools that will make preparing food and planning meals a piece of cake!  (sorry no cake recipes here;)

So here is my list of the top must have tools for convenient and healthy eating.

#1 Vitamix

Our Vitamix may be the most used appliance in our kitchen.  If you haven’t seen a Vitamix in action at a Costco or Whole Foods then you really need to check it out.  You can make everything from soup to nuts (nut butters)!  We’ve made hot butternut squash soup, frozen berry smoothies, fresh salsa and peanut butter to name a few.  But the major selling point for us with the Vitamix was the fact that it’s practically self-cleaning.  Even after making a smoothie with peanut butter in it, we can throw some hot water from the tap and a couple drops of our favorite natural dish soap, flip the switch and leave it on for 90 seconds and boom its totally clean!

Hint: Look for a certified reconditioned Vitamix and save yourself around $150! Continue reading “5 Must Have Kitchen Tools For Convenient Healthy Eating”

Do You Recognize The 5 Early Warning Signs Of Adrenal Fatigue?

Don’t blame yourself…

…it’s not like your doctor gave you a list of things to look out for, just in case.

But if you’re like most of the people that I work with as clients, then you’re probably on the verge or already experiencing adrenal fatigue.

Actually, lets back up. I’m assuming you’ve heard of adrenal fatigue since you’re reading this post but I figure it could be helpful if I shed a little more light on what it means.

You see adrenal fatigue isn’t a clinical diagnosis that doctors make and it’s actually probably not the best word to describe what’s happening in your body.

It’s more of a sort of hormonal chaos where your body can no longer handle the pile of stressors it’s constantly bombarded by.

And the results can be devastating. In fact it may eventually contribute to or cause many different disease conditions.

So if you want to know if your body is in this sort of chaos that we’re calling adrenal fatigue then read on my friend as I share the 5 early warning signs of adrenal fatigue.

(Note: Don’t miss #4 because it’s often dismissed as normal but is a definite sign of trouble.) Continue reading “Do You Recognize The 5 Early Warning Signs Of Adrenal Fatigue?”