SLEEP. For many, sleep is something we only dream of (no pun intended). When did this happen? We used to know for a fact that it was important to get 8 full hours of sleep in order to be healthy. Now, we treat the activity of sleep as an option. A luxury that we are not always worthy of.
Each week I’m going to be featuring a special, inspiring story about a fabulous, fearless woman and her best buddy. To kick off my series I decided to pay tribute to one of the most remarkable, beautiful and courageous women I know my Grandma and her beloved Bella. Grandma was the kind of woman we could all only aspire to be: loving, intelligent, witty, hard-working, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends.
Mention reading food labels and most people would rather talk about…. well…just about anything else. Food labels are a helpful tool that we love to hate. While some of the information is straight forward and easy to read; some requires a more intense thought process in order to obtain the info.
You would be surprised (or maybe you wouldn’t) to know the amount of people who feel that the words “health” and “wellness” are synonymous with “diet” and “exercise.” Mention the words health and wellness to someone and watch their body language change, look for the eye-roll, and expect the conversation to change pretty quickly. Call me weird, but I love health and wellness because it is so much more than changing your eating habits and developing an exercise routine.
As many of you know I just returned home from a fabulous holiday. I hope you all enjoyed my travel posts from England and Italy. I’ve been doing some reflection and I thought I would share a few life lessons I learned along the way.
Summer is in full swing and the month of August is prime vacation time. If you’re getting ready to hit the road, you may be wondering how to keep your figure in check on your travels. I’m about to embark on a fun European adventure, but I’m still committed to keeping up with my lifestyle and you can too.
Choosing to embark on a new path toward optimal wellness takes a lot of dedication, hard work and breaking some of your old habits. But how do you cope when your friends, family and colleagues begin to sabotage your new lifestyle?
I began my wellness journey during college when I moved down the street from Evanston’s Whole Foods. I explored new foods (aka vegetables and fruits) and bought countless health books. I became instantly drawn to Dr. Andrew Weil’s masterpiece Spontaneous Healing.
Do you spend a lot of time worrying about other individuals’ wants and needs, and in doing so, neglect your own??? We live in a society where this is extremely common place on both a career and personal level. But to live a healthy and fulfilling life, we must put ourselves first and not allow stress and anxiety to overpower us.
Place chicken breasts in the crockpot with onion, carrots, red potatoes and two garlic cloves. Cover with chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup and black pepper. Add in sliced mushrooms the last hour of cooking.