managing stress

A recent, widely circulated statistic found that “stress accounts for 75%-90% of all visits to the physician.” So why aren’t we devoted to finding ways, preferably holistic, to manage stress effectively? Stress and Your Body When stress is a normal part of your day, it’s easy to ignore the signs. Routine pressure is constant, as…

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healthy living

Maybe the current health crisis that threatens our nation motivates you to change unhealthy behaviors, but the decision to move forward might feel overwhelming for you right now. Let’s link arms and take these steps together. Five lifestyle changes can help crisis-proof your health. It’s human nature to trivialize health risks until the threat of…

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soulful healthy living COVID-19

I am a recovering self-care skeptic. My love-hate relationship with the concept spans two decades. In the twilight days of my mothering, I confused self-care with selfishness. I thought a much-needed respite was a trademark of weakness. Self-care cultivates a vibrant spiritual life, manages stress, prevents burn-out, fosters a lifestyle of healthy living, and helps…

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Sometimes it takes an unpleasant and overwhelming crisis to force us into action. My daughter’s ongoing health crisis, coupled with my former chronic illness, motivated me to create a Health and Wellness Binder. It would take six years of looking into the faces of practitioners before I put pen to paper. But I finally did…

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inner critic

{This post contains affiliate links.} Acknowledging the driving force behind the inner critic is the gateway to soulful healthy living. Words aren’t cheap. They are costly. The words that stay locked inside your head are just as treacherous as those that roll off the tongue. The voice of the inner critic spews words that can…

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Not long ago, a frazzled mom asked me what my morning routine looked like. Almost embarrassed because of its simplicity, I shared my early morning rhythm anyway. I like to call it a rhythm rather than a routine. A rhythm sounds less rigid than routine. A morning rhythm can ebb and flow with your season…

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probiotic

There’s so much information available about supplements that it’s overwhelming. It’s tempting to avoid making a decision and skip the supplement/vitamin aisle altogether. So let me help you weave through the quagmire of information. One simple way to nourish and nurture your health is through daily probiotics. Probiotics offer a bounty of benefits—from digestive health…

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