Mindfulness Meditation and Being Present in Your Life
I found mindfulness meditation by accident.
In one of those odd kismets of fate, I was given a book by the title, "Wherever You Go, There You Are", by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My friend gave it to me as a joke (he thought the title was funny).
He didn't know that at the time I was dealing with extreme anxiety and struggling with everyday life. This gift started me on a path of healing and self-care.
Getting through my days and acting "normal" was challenging. It was hard to get out of bed. I couldn't …
Meditation for Beginners: 10 Valuable Tips
Meditation and mindfulness are popular topics.
There are many benefits to be gained through meditation, but beginners often struggle to develop a meditation practice. There is a lot of confusion around the simple but challenging practice of meditation. A few tips can make a significant difference. Here are 10 tips for meditation beginners:
1. You don’t need anything to meditate.
It can be nice to have a proper cushion, loose-fitting clothing, and a quiet location. However, you don’t need any…
Do Your Routines Serve or Sabotage You?
Routines are important and powerful.
They allow us to save time by not having to make decisions. They can support you, your vision, and your goals, or they can work against what you actually want.
We all have routines, but few of us actually chose our routines. We seem to fall into them, and we keep our routines unless they’re obviously failing. Your current routines might be okay, but are they bringing you closer to your goals? Do they support your values and priorities?
Examine your daily …
2 Days in Barcelona
Wondering if a quick stop in Barcelona is worth it? Keep reading to learn how much you can see in just 2 days in Barcelona.
In 2018, we were visiting Terrance's family in southern France when we decided to take the train to Barcelona for a quick 2-day-2-night visit.
I was impressed by how much we were able to see in such a short time, and I completely fell in love with Barcelona!
Best time to visit
If you are planning your trip ahead of time (unlike us), A…
Have you Heard of Biohacking?
Who knew there was a term for what I’ve been doing in my quest to be healthier?
I just recently learned the word "biohacking," then I started researching ways to biohack my life!
So, What is biohacking?
Biohacking merely is making small changes, or hacks, to reach your health or lifestyle ideals.
Everything that we put into our bodies, from food to our thoughts, and products we use to how much we move, changes who we are, and how we feel.
You are a scientist for one person, yours…
The Best Essential Oil Diffuser For You
You have purchased the essential oils, now to find a diffuser! There are so many types of diffusers to choose from it can get confusing. I will break down the choices here so you will find the best essential oil diffuser for your home.
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Hormones and Weight Loss
For many women, even those who have never struggled to control their weight before, peri-menopause and menopause become a time when it seems no matter what they eat or how much they exercise their weight keeps going up and up.
Also, where your body stores fat changes. All of a sudden your once flat stomach starts expanding and becomes what is sometimes referred to as the "meno-pot"!
Of course, this doesn't happen to everyone, and I'm happy for the lucky ones who have escaped this fate.
Can Yoga Help with Menopause Symptoms?
Yoga offers many benefits, but can it really help with menopause symptoms?
The research is becoming more and more advanced as yoga grows in popularity. Yoga has shown itself as a reliable method of achieving health and wellness.
Among one of the many areas of health that yoga can be beneficial for, is menopause.
It’s no secret that menopause often causes weight gain and tricky hormonal imbalances. New research shows that yoga for menopause is a great way to manage fluctuating hormones, and …
Online Dating for Women Over 60
Online dating for women over 60 has become the new way to meet a life-partner!
How did this small-town girl from Upper Michigan meet a French man born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco? Online, of course!
Terrance and me on one of our earlier dates in San Francisco.
I was 48 years old when my 28-year marriage to my high school sweetheart ended.
We had a very good marriage until it wasn't.
We raised two wonderful daughters that were both in college and our interests changed. As …
The Facts About Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss
If you have done any research into health and fitness lately you have probably heard about intermittent fasting. It is the latest rage, but is it safe, and does it work?
We've all done it, tried all kinds of diet plans that promise unrealistic and fast weight loss results.
While they may boost short-term weight loss quickly, most fad diets promote unhealthy eating habits. In fact, some can severely jeopardize your health because you don’t meet all your daily nutritional needs, which can lead t…