The holidays are meant to be a time of great joy and cheer, however at times they can become a tad stressful and overwhelming. That’s why I wrote this week’s blog. While the holiday season will always be a little hectic, it doesn’t have to be stressful—in fact it can be rather enjoyable if you take the following tips into account.
1. Don’t go shopping during peak hours. Though the sales may be tempting, the added stress of the crowds and rushing to get the items you want can hurt you both emotionally and financially.
2. Make sure you write a list before you go shopping. Plan ahead and … [Read More...]
Ask yourself this question: Who’s helping you achieve your goals?
Think about the people in your life. Is your support system just that—a support system? Or do you have people in your life who undermine you? Do you have someone in your life that would be unhappy if you changed? Someone who would not like it if you lost weight, stopped drinking, went back to school, got a divorce or moved to a new city? Spending time with someone who is competitive with you or who you simply share a bad habit with might not be a basis for a good relationship.
We all deserve someone in our life that will … [Read More...]
Are Your PH Levels In Check?
I heard this story a few years ago and I really thought it was the perfect analogy for why we need to keep our bodies as healthy and balanced as possible. Imagine you have a big pile of garbage in your house. If you leave that pile of garbage long enough it will start to rot and it will attract vermin such as rats. So what could you do? You could call in the exterminator and he gets rid of the rats. So far so good, except if you don’t clear away the garbage, the rats will come back and you’ll be back to square one, right? Your problem was never the rats but the … [Read More...]
Protein is an essential part of our diet.
It plays a vital role in the formation of:
• Antibodies - needed for immune function
• Enzymes -required for the chemical processes
of the body such as digestion
• Blood - red blood cells contain a protein called
hemoglobin that carries oxygen in the body
• Hormones - such as insulin, which regulates
sugar and fat metabolism
About half the dietary protein that we consume each day goes into making enzymes, which are specialized worker proteins that do specific jobs, such as digest food and assemble or divide molecules to make new … [Read More...]
There is not a day that goes by that I don't discuss the importance of listening to our body, so I thought I’d share Chapter One of my book Wellness on The Go with you. Enjoy the free excerpt below....
Chapter 1: Listen To Your Body, I Mean Really Listen!
“Take good care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
I love to start my weekly health care classes by getting people to think about this question: is it possible for a person to have heart disease, cancer or high blood pressure and not feel any symptoms? In a group setting, where people have come … [Read More...]
This past weekend I hosted the Second Annual W3 Ottawa and talked to the amazing women in attendance about the 10x principle and felt it necessary to share the concept with you…
What is the 10x principle?
Before, getting into it ask yourself this:
Am I being challenged enough in my life right now or am I just comfortable?
Do I feel like I am making a difference in the world around me or do I feel like what I do doesn't really matter?
Am I excited about my life or am I just going through the motions every day?
It’s important that we ask ourselves questions like the ones … [Read More...]
Did You Know..that the number one role of your skin is to act as a barrier?
Even so, since it is the body's largest organ, everything we put on our skin is absorbed and goes into our bloodstream. Could the cosmetic products you apply everyday be harming your health?
Shockingly, more than a third of our personal care products contain ingredients that have been linked in some way to cancer, and according to the Environmental Working Group, only 11% of the 10,500 ingredients used in cosmetics, creams, deodorants and antiperspirants have ever been tested for safety. This is because neither … [Read More...]