Principle 5: Move!!!

Health Tips

Need an emotional lift or simply to blow off some steam?! Getting in a little exercise can be just what you need to turn that frown upside down. Regular physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that make you feel happier, and is also a key factor in maintaining your overall health, weight and energy levels.

Recipe of the Week: Family Night Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Recipes

Marinate 4 chicken breasts in 2 Tbsp. olive oil and Mexican Seasoning blend and cover in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Place chicken in a crockpot and cover with sliced bell peppers, mushrooms, onion and chicken broth. Cook on High for 3 1/2 hours (can also make on low for 7 hours).

Principle Four: Incorporate Healthy Fats

Health Tips

Healthy fats are pivotal to achieving optimal wellness. Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts) and polyunsaturated fats (Omega-6 and Omega-3) have a tremendously positive effect on your health, when eaten in moderation. Omega-6 (sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil) and Omega-3 (salmon, flax seeds, walnuts) fats are called “essential” fatty acids (EFAs) because our bodies need them, but cannot manufacture them.

Principle Three: Kick the Sugar Habit

Nutrition

Did you know that sugar has the same addictive properties as tobacco and alcohol? The more sugar you eat, the more you need to satisfy your cravings. Sugar is one of the leading culprits behind the childhood obesity epidemic and can be found in an alarming number of our favorite foods.

Principle 1: Eat Whole Foods

Nutrition

In starting my own wellness coaching practice, I deeply reflected upon what principles of healing had best served me on my personal journey toward wellness and revisited some of my favorite teachers to discover what these diverse gurus had in common.