What Does “Holistic Living” Really Mean?

When looking into Holistic Health, it is easy to find information on eating organic, better nutrition, Yoga, and alternative medicine practices such as Ayurveda, acupuncture, herbalism, meditation, etc. There is a lot of information, and it can be overwhelming at times. However, the basic idea that one may get is that Holistic Health is all…

Why Wellness is a Daily Job

“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” (from Forrest Gump) And to further that quote… “You get what you settle for.” (from Thelma and Louise) Because… “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” (from Lord of…

Writing for Wellness

Living in a technologically-driven society and joining the movement for sustainability (i.e. paper and waste reduction, energy efficiency, renewable resources, and biodegradable, recyclable, eco-friendly products), it’s a wonder I even write anymore. I cringe at the thought of wasted and unrecycled paper. If we are going to cut down our trees – the Oxygen source,…

The How and Why of Malas

When I first started my Yoga practice, I didn’t realize how important Malas are to many Yogis. I didn’t even know what Malas were. A few years ago, however, I wound up in a studio where Malas were very present and meaningful. They adorned the necks and wrists of the Yogis I admired. They sat…

The Relationship between Wellness and Joy

Question: In this moment, how do you feel? . . . . Why do you feel what you feel? . . . . Again, how does that make you feel? . . . . The purpose of those questions are to connect you to your emotional body (so please make sure you answered them). Emotions…

Should You Use Affirmations?

Examples of Affirmations: I am… able worthy confident okay I attract… abundance wealth success love The question: should you use them? Short Answer: It depends because affirmations are dependent on your personal mindset and beliefs. Long(er) Answer: Let me get personal. There was a time I used affirmations fervently. I believe this was the time…

Mindfulness and Meditation

There are plenty of times when I want to give up. Give up exercising, give up eating well, give up loving, give up helping, give up smiling. It is in those moments where I feel like giving up that I realize there is nothing to give up except perfection. I can exhale with relief. All…

Cravings

What’s your most frequent craving? Mine is chocolate. I find the more I try to avoid chocolate, the more I want it. If I wait too long to indulge in the craving, I end up consuming more than I am content with. After overindulging, I get on myself about the indulgence and vow to let…

On Going to Therapy

If you think you might need therapy, maybe you should go. The thought might cross your mind, but you may not take action. Sometimes, however, other people (besides friends and family) can be the lens you need in order to get the support you need or to make lasting changes in your life. Going to…

The Ins and Outs of Weight Management

Disclaimer- this post is about weight management specifically after weight loss. This does not serve as a replacement for medical and nutritional advice from your doctor. Generally, people know the recipe for weight loss: 1. Consume more fruits and vegetables Trade the junk food for lower calorie and nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables of your choice….