For most of us, feeling fatigued, groggy and a bit sniffle-y, no matter what time of the year it is, has virtually become a way of life. Overwhelmed with stress and responsibilities, we listlessly soldier on, fighting brain fog and exhaustion with shots of caffeine and spoonfuls of sugar to prop ourselves up just long enough to make it through the day. Then, when it’s time for lights-out, we’re too jacked-up to sleep. Small wonder so many of us are physically, emotionally and mentally spent!
The good news is that you don’t have to live like this. Simply by living a little smarter and making a few health-supporting choices every day, you can banish fatigue from your life and live it the way you were born to – with vibrancy and energy!
I recently celebrated my son's 9th birthday and remember the birth like it was yesterday. Having the support of my midwife Stacy Rees and my boyfriend who both were keen on how to keep me comfortable, relaxed and in the zone was key! If you are pregnant or want to support someone in your life who is, please take these 7 tips to a blissful birth journey and add them to your arsenal. Remember to practice what you preach and that will make you even more effective in assisting the mother-to-be.
Our minds tend to spin into different emotional states throughout the day. For thousands of years, eastern traditions have recognized how the mind goes from extreme states of joy, to extreme states of sadness and worry. Monks from eastern traditions, where essentially scientist; they recognized that a wild mind could adversely affect our health. So they used meditation as a way to stay in balance throughout the day.
One thing we know for sure is that stress is extremely damaging to our health. It’s estimated that somewhere around 70% of hospital visit are stress related.
Nathan Briner demonstrates a foam roller and tennis ball stretch at my favorite place, Rancho La Puerta .