If modern life’s got you feeling frantic, you’re not alone. These days, it seems most of us are living in an almost constant state of ‘on,’ pulled in too many directions at once, pressured from all sides, over-tethered to tech and perpetually behind the eight-ball. Amidst the daily chaos, it can be mind-bogglingly challenging to find the respite that your brain and body so desperately need.
We all know the importance of getting to the gym and working out. Is showing up really 80 percent of the challenge? If so, why do so many people show up to their workouts but have not gotten closer to their personal fitness goals? Does your workout look something like this: you’re on your phone reading or sending messages, your face is tense, at times you forget to breathe and hold your breath, you are speeding through each exercise to get it over with as quickly as possible, you stop when the movement becomes challenging.
Transitions occur when there is any disruption in our lives — whether that is a positive or negative disruption. Here are five suggestions for tackling transitions without losing your cool.
Mindless eating comes from being on autopilot, bad habits, stress, distraction, and lack of time. Here’s what that often looks like — and how to correct these behaviors to eat more mindfully.
Alzheimer’s. The mere mention of the word sends shivers down our collective spines. Millions have been touched by it, having witnessed the devastation up close with loved ones who’ve been diagnosed. It is, as we all know, a grim picture, so it’s imperative that each one of us does everything possible to avoid the disease
Dense with vital nutrients, healthy fats, and delicious taste, the right types of fish and seafood from the right sources can be great for you.
The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is still unknown, but most likely involves multiple factors, like many other chronic diseases. In addition to age and genetics, lifestyle and diet also weigh in. Starting down a preventative path today is the best plan if you have any concerns about Alzheimer’s in your future.
When I was 3 months postpartum my first child, I thought: when I’m done nursing, I’m going vegetarian. I had the competing impulse to cleanse my diet and to postpone restricting my diet until after I was no longer the sole source of my daughter’s nutrition. I was compelled by the clear and urgent need to treat animals with compassion and respect, I felt sufficiently convinced that I could replicate and supplement (with a high degree of accuracy) the missing nutrients, and I believed that it represented a “cleaner” existence. Simultaneously, I was learning about fatty acids as they applied to mental health, neurology, and conception.
When life gets you down, people almost always instinctively respond by telling you to stay positive. But the question is, why? Does being a glass-half-full versus glass-half-empty kind of person really make that much of a difference? The answer, in short, is yes.
Research has found that people who practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, better sleep, a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, increased optimism and happiness, greater goodwill toward others, healthier relationships, and less loneliness and isolation.