Are You Breathing Correctly?

 

Breathing is a gift that is given to all of us when we are birthed and when we are born.  These days breathing is taken for granted.  Many people lead busy lives and although they take breaths they are not breathing.  They do not take a moment to relax and breathe.  It is funny how the mind can work when busyness takes precedence over self-care.  The very thing that keeps us alive takes a backseat because the task at hand becomes more important.  I remember sitting in a holistic health and wellness class and the person teaching was talking about breathing.  That was the first time in all my 25 years at the time that I took that deep of a breath.

Discovering this breath was similar to when I discovered that there was more than one type of water haha.  Sometimes we have a tendency to think that everything is the same and what difference does is make?  It makes a huge difference in the quality of life.  It makes a huge difference...

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Are you asking for permission to start a health-coaching program? Here is why you should stop

Investing in a health-coaching program may not seem ideal when you have tried every single coaching program on the planet and found that nothing worked for you. Maybe you have tried Weight Watcher’s. Maybe you have tried a 12-week program that included fitness and nutrition. Maybe you have tried a life-coaching program.   However when you left those programs you have felt completely bamboozled. You invested in those programs and saw absolutely no results.

 

Now you feel as though a program won’t work for you. Now you may not even trust yourself because the other programs didn’t work. You may feel tempted as many people are to consult with someone about your decision. Having a conversation with someone about a decision that you are in the process of making usually gives some sort of comfort. You feel as though you have made the right decision.

 

Someone has either encouraged you to join the program or discouraged you. Whether they are for or...

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Stop People Pleasing to Boost Your Energy

People pleasing is the act of going against your authenticity and your boundaries to please another person because you feel as though if you don’t do what makes them happy, they will get upset with you. People pleasing is something that many people partake in. Over the years I have come to realize that it stems from fear and a lack of boundaries.

 

Fear sets in when you feel as though you will lose people if you speak your truth and let them know that you don’t want to attend their party, their function, or hang out with them when they may want you to. Let’s say one of your friends wanted you to go to the movies, but you were absolutely exhausted and had loads of work.

 

Out of fear you may say “yes” to that friend. You may also fear that if you say “no” there will be a conflict. This is where overthinking comes in. You are already thinking of having a potential argument and an unsatisfactory outcome.

 

When you keep saying...

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5 Ways To Boost Immunity

Having a healthy immune system is imperative to achieving optimal health and improving quality of life.  When the immune system is healthy the body can fight off airborne pathogens.  It provides great defense against pathogenic organisms.  An immune system serves as a protective barrier.  It identifies and eliminates what it needs to support the body’s natural defenses.  The immune system is similar to that of a surveillance camera.  It is always watching.  Every part of the body is being watched by the immune system.  It consists of the lymphatic system, bone marrow, spleen, skin, bloodstream, thymus, lymph nodes, and mucosal tissue.  Immunity may not perform the same tasks as the liver or the heart, but it consumes enormous resources, which produces the large number of cells that it depends on for optimal function. White blood cells and red blood cells are important to cultivating a healthy immune system.

 

White blood cells...

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How To Manage Your Time As A Mom

 

Whether you are a stay–at-home mom or a working mom managing your time can be difficult.  You are not only taking care of yourself, you are taking care of others.  When you do not have good time management you can feel stressed, overwhelmed, and extremely anxious.  There is a sense of not feeling balanced and not at peace.

As a mom many people are demanding of your time.  If you are married with children then your husband and your children require your time.  If you are not married, but have children then children require your time.  Add working on top of this, well many people need you.  However you need yourself as well.  Managing your time is a form of self care so you can visibly see where you can find time for yourself and others.

When you are able to manage your time you can feel clear-headed and feel a sense of accomplishment.  Everything you set out to do that day you were able to implement because you planned ahead...

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Could Sleep Make You Lose Weight?

Sleep is the gift that keeps on giving. However many of us do not get enough sleep. Sleep is responsible for mood function, hormone regulation, disease prevention, and cognitive function. It is because of this that sleep is of the utmost importance. An inadequate amount of sleep has been linked to hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, impaired-immune function, cardiovascular disease, dementia, mood disorders, and loneliness. Up until most recently sleep has been quite the issue for me. I love what I do so much in the field of holistic health and medical research, that sometimes I do not want to stop.

However I recognize that I can only help people as much as I help myself. I discovered that going to sleep between 10 pm and 2 am gives the body a chance to replenish itself, supports dietary benefits, releases the necessary hormones, and allows for optimal health function. Of course you can sleep past 2 am, but going to sleep prior gives your body the full benefit. When the body...

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Are You Being Heard? [Your Husband Does Not Take Your Stress And Anxiety Seriously]

 

 It can feel isolating to have stress, depression, and anxiety.  Sometimes mental health issues are not recognized as a “true” illness.  It can be frustrating to wake up each and everyday feeling chronically unhappy, overwhelmed, drained, debilitated, and just not good.  It can be frustrating to feel all of these things and feel as if you are being dismissed because of it.

Some people have the mindset that only physical health issues are real and mental health issues are not.  This mindset really needs to change.  People are really suffering and their pain is real.  I struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, PMS for many, many years.  Trauma played a huge role in this process.  I will never forget when I was 11 years old watching “Dark Shadows” and not being able to get up off the couch.

I was so debilitated.  My stomach was having spasms, my tears stuck to my face and the sweat stuck my shirt to my...

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