Did you know that sleep plays a vital role in achieving optimal wellness??? Although many of us suffer from sleep deprivation, we actually need 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night for our bodies to repair themselves both physically and mentally. Bottom line, not getting enough sleep can greatly affect your health, mood, weight, immunity, brain function and even your sex life.
Combine all the ingredients except the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and shape into about 30 meatballs 1 inch across. Spray a large nonstick skillet generously with olive oil. Cook the meatballs for 5 to 6 minutes, working in batches if your pan is not large enough to fit them all, occasionally moving them around to brown all sides.
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.
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).
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.
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.
How would you like to have an abundance of energy every day, feel light and healthy, not to mention look absolutely radiant?
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.