Despite everything that you hear about thinking and dreaming big, I urge you to THINK SMALL.
Yes, THINK SMALL.
Many studies show that people tend to learn the quickest in small chunks. How many of us, come warmer weather, say "Starting Monday, I'm going to hit the gym everyday, bring my lunch to work, and drink 10 glasses of water each day!" I know I have. But the truth is, for me, that lasted about 3 days and I would get overwhelmed and on the brink of just giving up. Why? Because I was trying to accomplish too much at once. I needed to think smaller!
Let's talk about cravings and how they are so annoying, controlling and misunderstood. This summer, I craved ice cream practically everyday. The wild and rebellious side of me says "Go ahead, summer is short, enjoy yourself". But if I gave in to that rebellious side each and every time a craving would come up, I probably shouldn't be a health coach.
Often I speak with clients about their health goals and there always seems to be one area that is the most challenging- cooking. Making excuses like I did wasn't going to help me get anywhere. Because I had been working in marketing for many years, I actually implemented a tactic to help me change my attitude and perspective around food.
Having an intention to exercise is always a wonderful start, but pairing it up with motivation will often result in success. The part of the equation that tends to be the most difficult for people is motivation.
Sleep doesn't have to be this elusive thing that we are constantly searching for. We easily get caught up in hectic and busy lives that sometimes just the simplest of changes can help a great deal. Try a few of these tips and see how your sleep pattern changes.
Feeling the sniffles, sneezing and itchy eyes? Yup, it's that time of year for spring allergies. Good news allergy sufferers, raw local honey has been shown to help alleviate many seasonal allergy symptoms.
Sugar is one of the biggest problems we face today. This is because sugar is hidden in so many foods we eat every day. We don't even realize it! Foods like pasta sauces, salad dressings and ketchup for example, are packed with sugar.
There are actually many foods that offer plenty of hydration, many of which you probably already eat. Some of these foods can also be used topically on skin! Increasing these foods during winter months helps the skin to create a protective barrier against the dry and cold air.
Did know that as much as80% of our immune health is in our gut?! Immune health and the gut are inextricably linked. Our guts contain special 'friendly' flora that are like the keepers of your immune system and helps our bodies absorb the nutrients from food.
Happy New Year! After a busy year of change and lessons learned, I am even more excited for what's ahead. Most people have made their resolutions for the year and no offense to anyone who does it, but there may be a better approach for success.
2015 was an amazing year filled with a lot change and personal growth. I permanently closed the door on a long and unfulfilling career, started co-habitating with the love of my life and started my own business to be my own boss (yikes!).
In a culture where people seek everyday conveniences, the quality of our food is one of the first things to suffer. It is more and more difficult to find a healthy meal outside of the home, where food quality isn’t compromised. I discovered Tāst Eatery in Fort Lee, NJ less than a year ago, and as I got to know the owner Yong Shin, I realized how admirable it is that he has chosen to serve high quality food to the community.
I had a conversation with a friend the other day about how crazy the day starts the second she wakes up in the morning. She immediately checks her phone, gets the day started with the kids and runs off to work. So I asked her “is that how every day starts? No wonder why the days seem chaotic!”