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Stress, What is it Good For?

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Stress is something I’d like to consider myself an expert on, considering I’ve partaken in it almost daily for the span of my adult life. Stress is a tricky subject because there really is two ends of the sword – stress can be of value when it teaches you something, or helps prepare you for a big life event (or running away from a saber-toothed tiger). On the other end, chronic stress can be detrimental to our health when it’s...

Yoga: A Better Alternative to Losing Your Mind

I was always skeptical of the benefits from yoga. I always saw it as a lot of stretching and no physical exertion whatsoever. That was until I actually tried it. Contrary to what you may believe, yoga is great for helping to build strength and flexibility. While you may not get the same impact when lifting weights, yoga can help build functional strength in the body. How else would you be able to do a headstand holding yourself up by...

Meditation Isn’t That Bad (I Promise)

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One of the lovely parting gifts I received from having PCOS was anxiety and panic attacks (unwanted gift for sure). There were days where it was hard for me to even get up in the morning the panic attacks would come on the moment I woke up and last until I eventually fell asleep. One day I discovered a fantastic life coach who introduced me to meditation. All I knew about meditation at the time was that you had to...

Emotional Eating, How Sweet It Isn’t

Emotional Eating

Ah emotional eating. Something I’ve had plenty of battles with. After a long stressful day, an argument with a loved one, or just because I wanted to, food would comfort me. It was always there for me when I needed it, I mean I saw it in my waistline, it was ALWAYS there. As I started my weight loss journey and looked at the food I ate, I also had to take a good hard look at the foods I...