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Stress, What is it Good For?

stress

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...

My Organic Skincare Routine to Keep Acne at Bay

organic skincare routine

I’ve spent most of my teen years and young adult life battling acne. As a kid, it started getting pretty bad around middle school, and I mean we are talking CRATERS that were super red and extremely painful to not only my skin, but of course my ego. When your a teenage girl and your skin goes sideways like that, it’s hard to have any shed of confidence. Of course as I got into high school I started caking on...

Meditation Practice for Beginners

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When I was at my worst with my battle with anxiety and panic attacks, I had no idea what an impact meditation would have on my life. In hindsight, starting a meditation practice was the best thing I ever did, but it sure wasn’t the easiest. Your mind is already racing at the speed of light, now your asking me to sit in a quiet, dark room for thirty minutes a day and calm my mind? yeah okay. When my...

Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

better nights sleep

Getting a healthy eating plan in place is difficult enough, but adding in getting a better nights sleep on top of that can seem overwhelming. I am one of the lightest sleepers you will ever meet, I wake up if a fly is in the room. It’s been mentioned numerous time that a lack of sleep can lead to a whole host of issues including increased risk of accidents, chronic health problems and your also more prone to eat ALOT....

Dealing with Anxiety and Panic Attacks

One of the unfortunate little gifts I received with my PCOS was anxiety and panic attacks. As a teenager, I was put on common anti depressants in hopes to get matters under control. Well, they made things worse, actually so bad I constantly thought I was dying. I was introduced to natural progesterone cream after discovering I was chronically low in progesterone (another gift of PCOS) and one of the pleasant side effects was being able to ween off of...

I Gave Up Social Media for a Week (insert gasps here) Here’s What I Learned

Every new year at the beginning  of the year, my church has a seek week, and a part of that week is fasting (either of the food kind, Netflix binging or social media). I’ve tried for a few years to give up social media for a week, failing miserably after the first day. This year, I actually did it. I made it 5 whole days without a tweet, like, selfie, or snap. Some in interesting things began to happen as...

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...

Overcoming Fears

overcoming fears

I just got back from an awesome trip to Texas. I got to enjoy the local healthy cuisine, check out the baseball stadiums and saw a lot of cows. So what’s the big deal about the whole trip? I’m afraid of flying, but I did it anyways. I’ll be honest I’ve never imagined the day I would get on an airplane. It’s all of my fears rolled into one: confined spaces I can’t escape from, embarrassing myself in front of...

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...