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Water & Hydration: The What, Why and How Much

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Water & Hydration: The What, Why and How Much

Drink water. It’s simple, right? You know you’re supposed to drink eight glasses daily and you try to do so. But why is eight the goal? Is eight glasses for everyone, no matter what? As simple as the topic of water might sound, staying hydrated has become challenging for us in our busy lives. In fact, water is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. The truth is, “most Americans are in a state of dehydration without even knowing it” (Carpenter, 6). And being dehydrated can lead to a host of problems such as: fatigue,...

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Myth Busting Acid Reflux Plus Healthy Remedies

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Myth Busting Acid Reflux Plus Healthy Remedies

Belch. “Oh no, what did I eat? Ugh, heartburn!” It’s the annoying, painful and burning sensation behind your breastbone that travels up your throat. The guessing begins: “It must have been the tomato sauce at dinner. Maybe it’s the cheese or the chocolate. I never used to get heartburn but now I get it after eating spicy or acidic foods.” Then you accept that it just happens now. Heartburn is a very common occurrence in today’s world. It’s so common in fact that it affects “as many as 50% of Americans” (Mercola, 2014). Even with so many...

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Change, Challenge and How to Make Life-Changing Habits

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Change, Challenge and How to Make Life-Changing Habits

If you are searching for more happiness, fulfillment and achievement in life, I’d like to congratulate you. I mean it. Why are congrats in order? The fact that you are on this search says that you are already doing great! Remember learning about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Starting from the bottom of the pyramid and climbing to the top layer-by-layer, it describes human needs. At the bottom in the first layer there are the physiological needs like air and food. Next comes safety, then belonging, followed by esteem and finally at the top is...

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Healthy Eating: Top 10 Tips to Get Your Meal Prep On!

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Healthy Eating: Top 10 Tips to Get Your Meal Prep On!

I wonder what Ben Franklin was eating back in his day. His diet probably didn’t look much like what we eat today but he knew what he was talking about when he said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This applies to more than just healthy eating but when it comes to meal prep it’s spot on! Here are my top ten tips on how to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle throughout the busy work week.  #1 Dedicate Prep Day First thing is first, identify your Sunday. For many of us it actually is Sunday, but with varying schedules in...

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Balancing Your Blood Sugar

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Balancing Your Blood Sugar

Modern life is busy. We eat on the go or sometimes not at all. Trouble is, that can cause some serious health issues.

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Get Calm, Smart and Healthy with Transcendental Meditation (TM)

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Get Calm, Smart and Healthy with Transcendental Meditation (TM)

It’s funny how the passing of time makes things significant. We celebrate birthdays with each passing year, congratulate enduring marriages and reward long-standing employment. Recently, I attended a talk by Dr. Stuart Rothenberg for health care professionals on Transcendental Meditation (TM). It marked one year, nearly to the day, since I had taken my training to learn TM and it reinvigorated me about the practice all over again. And when he, as an M.D. said, “Medicine is important for managing certain things but medicine is not going to...

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Memes of Motivation

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Memes of Motivation

Fuel up on inspiration  No way around it, some days are better than others. At times we all run a little low on inspiration. If you’re like me when those times hit you go on a scavenger hunt for an uplifting quote, speech or meme. Maybe you find it in your book collection at home or by scouring the web, or perhaps you get little nuggets delivered to you in your social media feeds. I tend to stock up on the memes that I see online that catch my eye so I wanted to share some of my recent favorites. Starting with the upper left corner in...

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A Review: That Sugar Film

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A Review: That Sugar Film

Ah, sugar… it’s everywhere. Try escaping it in your diet for a stint sometime and you quickly become aware of its ubiquitous nature. Since I’m all about a good food documentary (a few favs: Food Matters, Food Inc., Hungry for Change, OMG GMO, Forks over Knives, etc.) I had to watch the 2014 documentary, That Sugar Film. In it, soon-to-be father Damon Gameau from Australia, puts himself on a high-sugar diet for 60 days. High sugar in this case means 40 teaspoons of hidden sugar daily. They point out that the foods he...

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I jumped. Should you?

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I jumped. Should you?

After working more than 13 years in corporate and nonprofit marketing and communications, I’ve taken a leap. I left my steady, 9-5 job in the professional world as an employee and moved into entrepreneurship. I recognize, this leap is a doozie! But as American philosopher and psychologist William James said, “A mind once stretched by a new idea or understanding, will never fully return to it’s original dimensions.” It can be quite a shock to the system to go from caffeinated, high-achiever, go-mode to not needing to physically be in an office...

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My Yoga Certification Journey

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My Yoga Certification Journey

Once you commit to a decision in life, there really is no stopping you. About 14 years ago I took my first yoga class at a gym. It left me feeling giddy and light. From that very moment, a little seed of an idea was planted in my brain: one day I would get my certification in yoga. I love the practice, how it makes me feel and the philosophy of yoga. I guess I was bitten by the “yoga bug” from that time on. As life proceeded, I would go through times where I would practice somewhat frequently, find a studio, get to class regularly and then...

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