Move Your Body to Improve Your Mind

Movement, exercise, physical activity, whatever we call it – when we move our bodies, we are improving the health of our brains and our mental/emotional health.

Mindful Eating 101

Also called intuitive eating, mindful eating means finding ways to engage all of our senses when selecting what food to eat, cooking and eating with intention, and paying attention to our body’s cues around hunger and food. Continue reading below for the ins and outs on intuitive eating. Or for a quick and dirty version,Continue reading “Mindful Eating 101”

Do We All Just Need to Slow Down?

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller.

Ferris was on to something – even back in the 80s. Even more so today, I think we all just need to slow down, relax, and practice being more present, more mindful, and savoring all that this crazy 80-mile-per-hour world has to offer us.

Chronic Stress and What We Can Do About It

What Can We Do About Chronic Stress? I watched a documentary by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the plane to Northern CA on my way to an outdoor/wellness/life design retreat/festival las weekend. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to go to this event because I am hopeful it will help me get clarity around some lifeContinue reading “Chronic Stress and What We Can Do About It”

Is Balance a Myth?

I wrote this post a few weeks ago when I had to make a choice between going to a family event and working on some professional activities. This issue comes up again and again for me – which tells me that either balance really is a myth and we are in a futile cycle toContinue reading “Is Balance a Myth?”

Eating Well – What It Means to Me

I recently posted a photo of an afternoon snack of Nutella on toast in Instagram Stories and received a comment that Nutella is “so bad for you.” And that I should “make my own – there are a lot of really good recipes out there.” Would I like to make my own Nutella? Maybe. DoContinue reading “Eating Well – What It Means to Me”