Congratulations! You have survived 2017 and have officially 2018. While yesterday may have been the start of the New Year, let’s face it. They should just call January 1 #StayInYourPJsAndSitOnTheCouchAllDay Day. The first of the year is the day that we get our final day of relaxation in, watch some college football on TV, reflect on the year that passed, think about what we want to do next year, and mentally psych ourselves up for the week and year ahead. Especially if you’re someone who’s had off of work for the past 1-1.5 weeks, that first day of the year is all about getting yourself back to reality. So now that January 2 is here and the real start of the new year, I have one big question for you, my readers: Continue reading “What Can You Do MORE of in 2018?”
Only a few days till Thanksgiving. As preparations begin on Thanksgiving dinner, the big question is: Do you know your audience? Continue reading “Mindfulness Matters During the Holidays”
The holidays are officially upon us, which can lead to a lack of mindful eating. Mindful eating is exactly that – paying attention to not only what we’re eating, but how much, where, and why. Ultimately the why can lead to overeating- whether it be boredom or the desire to keep busy while doing another activity, such as working or watching TV. When we have too many distractions at a meal, we lose track of how much we’re eating. The following graphic provides tips and strategies for mastering mindfulness during meals. Keep these tips handy throughout the holiday season! Continue reading “How to Master Mindful Eating”
Halloween is coming! After countless hours of carefully planning the perfect costume and putting on the finishing touches, they will be debuted this weekend for trick or treating. While we want kids to enjoy the holiday, many parents are concerned how to handle the mass amounts of candy that will be entering into their home. Yesterday I wrote how those of us without kids keep Halloween healthy for all. Now read how one fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionist handles Halloween with her family on today’s Guest Blog post. Continue reading “Guest Post: How to Have a Sensibly Sweet Halloween”
Does the idea of meditation make you picture a monk sitting on top of some remote mountain chanting “OM” over and over? It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of yoga, and while the postures (or asana practice) are what most people think about when it comes to yoga, meditation is actually one of the most disciplined practices in yoga. And if at times you’re losing motivation or encountering high levels in stress in your daily life, it may be time to explore the art of written meditation. Continue reading “The Art of Written Meditation”
This article was contributed by guest blogger Bridget Peterson, MS, RD.
Can food improve your marital bliss? Yes! By using a tool called Mindful Awareness. Continue reading “Guest Post: Nourish Your Body and Your Marriage”