Time to Throw in the Towel?!!
Let’s hop into your DeLorean and travel back in time… not too far, just a couple of months.
Back to when you set your goals for 2022 at the beginning of the year.
What does the version of you from two months ago think about how much present-day version of you has accomplished so far this year?
Are you happy and excited about your progress?
Or are you thinking, “Here we go again.”
Either way, it’s time to turn that DeLorean around and come back to the present… because it’s time to:
Change Your Words - Change Your Results
What if I told you that changing ONE WORD can change your entire outlook?
Here’s what I’m talking about.
Let’s say you’re at a big holiday party and you’ve just finished eating dinner.
You’re comfortably full and feel great… and then you notice dessert.
You know that after you eat it, you won’t feel so great. In fact, you’ll feel blah, bloated, and ready for a major nap!
And that’s just in the short term. You also know that stacking dessert on top of a big meal won’t help you meet your goa…
12 Days of Fitmas
Ohhh, are you in for a treat today!
It’s one of the most anticipated emails of the year … because it’s got all of the details for this year’s 12 Days of Fitmas Workout!
This is a special holiday workout that will fire up your metabolism and help keep you on track with your goals.
Why create a special holiday workout? Well, first: because it’s FUN.
And even MORE importantly, keeping your activity level up over the holidays is critical. It will help you:
- Sleep better
- Fight off colds & oth…
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...or is it?
A study by Healthline found that when it comes to health and finances, not only do 44% of people think the holidays are “somewhat stressful”...
18% of them classified them as “very stressful”!
The holidays can be the "most wonderful time of the year"...but they can also be the most stressful.
I have to confess...I used to hate the holiday season. Holidays meant I had to DO more and thus, was under MORE STRESS.
I wanted to make everything absolutely PERFECT for EVERYONE.
I was overwhelmed w…
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of aromatic plant extracts or essential oils. These oils and extracts have a wide variety of uses, such as in bath salts, massage oils and even fragrances, which can be therapeutic to the mind, body and soul.
The pure essence of a plant, otherwise known as essential oils, provides physical and psychological benefits when used correctly and safely. These benefits can come from both inhalation and physical application.
There are a wide variety of aromatherapy …
Why are Humans So Easily Addicted to Processed Foods?
It's How We are Designed
In the past, humans ate whatever food was available. When a food was in season, humans would eat it all because it wouldn’t be available again for a year. As a result, humans are conditioned to eat all of whatever is available.
We are also designed to eat the most calorie-dense foods we can find. So, if there is a choice between fatty salmon or grass, our brains urgently directed us to eat the salmon. This is a crucial survival behavior. This is called a craving, and i…
Diets Make Food Addiction Worse!
Weight-loss schemes (aka diets) make food addiction worse. They create nutritional deficits that cause cravings.
Many diets also contain addictive foods which trigger cravings. Diet "foods" are usually highly processed (addictive) foods. Point systems allow for splurges or cheats of processed foods which activate the addiction.
Artificial sweeteners are also addictive. They have been shown in research studies to be chosen by rats over heroin and cocaine.
Liquid protein diets are followed by t…
Why Willpower and Resistance Don't Work
Why is it so challenging to quit overdrinking? The simple answer is – the desire to drink is programmed into our brains as an automatic habit.
When we want to change a habit, we need to realize that the same things that haven't worked for us in the past aren't going to work now. We need to change what we’re doing and use the power of our brains to become more conscious of our automatic programming.
We give up on trying to cut down or quit because we don’t have the right tools to succeed. We do…
Your Thinking Brain vs Your Primitive Brain
In my most recent series of articles I'm discussing our brains role in forming habits - especially the habit of drinking alcohol. Let's dive in to today's topic!
Why do we give in to our desire for alcohol?
We discussed desire in a previous article. You can read it here. Remember, desire isn't involuntary. It’s learned, and you taught yourself. You’ve increased that desire so much that it seems involuntary.
Now, you may be feeling competing desires. Your thinking, rational brain says, “I want…
Japanese Acupressure - The Art of Jin Shin
There's a healing art that is so simple it seems to come from nothing. There are no prescription medicines, no diets, no exercise routines, and no special equipment. We need only our hands and our awareness to tap into the energetic source of healing power.
The Art of Jin Shin (also know as Jin Shin Jyutsu) facilitates the flow of energy in the body. It is based on the premise that the cause of all illness – mental, emotional, and physical – is a blockage in the flow of energy. This blocka…