Eating mindfully might seem like a practice that is out of reach for many. Between the daily distractions of life, family, and work, practicing mindful eating techniques can be a challenging practice to take on. And one that our friends and family might not have the patience for.
Anxiety runs deep in my family. My father has enough anxiety for the whole family and my grandmother is the queen of overthinking. I came from a family who wants to evaluate every outcome and prepare for all the potential obstacles that may arise. From an outside perspective, this seems smart. If you can evaluate a situation and prepare for the worst, then you’re bound to overcome any and all challenges… right?
Breathwork is an activity that you have to try to truly understand its benefits. When I first heard about breathwork, I was skeptical about how much it would truly “improve my mood,” but I was pleasantly surprised with the improvements that I noticed.
I always considered myself to be a grateful person. I said please and thank you and was genuinely appreciative when people would help me. But most times, my gratitude stopped there. I didn’t practice being grateful for simple things like running water or the food on my table.
Friends and family were quick to turn to me for help in times of crises because they knew my threshold for stress was off the charts. In fact, I prided myself on how much weight I could carry on my shoulders—and welcomed more.
When I was first introduced to holistic wellness, I received a lot of conflicting information. Regardless, the consensus was that holistic wellness was less than a viable option. Luckily, times have changed and there are more grounds to support a holistic lifestyle.
The power of self-talk cannot be underestimated. This inner voice has the ability to bring us up or tear us down.
The chakras have always been an intriguing concept, and many people wonder how they can improve their lives. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can use the chakras to bring balance and harmony back into your life. To begin with, it’s important to understand each chakra and how it relates to your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
As a mother, I thought self-care was making sure I ate enough and didn’t completely bite anyone’s head off. Looking at it this way was not healthy nor fun. I wanted to be the “perfect” mom—always available and reliable, but who wants a grumpy mom by their side?
A nurturing and holistic camping trip can be the perfect way to do it. Nature has a way of calming and refreshing us, and camping allows us to immerse ourselves in its beauty.
First, I would like to say that I’m a self-proclaimed night owl. Even as a child, my most creative hours were when the moon was hanging high in the night sky. Before my daughter was born, I had a night shift at a restaurant that I enjoyed. Going to bed at 5 or 6 am and waking up late in the afternoon suited me well. Until I had my daughter, anyway.
The weather is getting warmer and depending on where you live, it might be a good time to start planting your garden. As a child, I didn’t have a green thumb—and neither did my mother. It wasn’t until my shift in my lifestyle that I became more in-tune with plant life and created a holistic garden.