Create a calming morning routine.

I am a firm believer of taking a short amount of time in the morning to be quiet and still with your thoughts, think about the day, center yourself, and get prepared for the day ahead. Make this a time of positivity and stress relief, not a time to beat yourself up for yesterday or … Continue reading Create a calming morning routine.

Practice self-care.

Practicing regular self-care is key to managing stress. As you begin to slow down and take time for yourself, even in small increments, you will become more self-aware. This will serve you well with understanding what you need to feel healthy and strong each day, or notice when your mind and/or body are not doing … Continue reading Practice self-care.

Prepare for the holiday weekend.

Holidays and vacation are such an easy time to get off track. Often gatherings are filled with unhealthy foods, alcohol, and you may be less active or not have time for a full workout when away or with friends and family. Some tips to stay on track during the long holiday weekend… Pre-plan as much … Continue reading Prepare for the holiday weekend.

A series of unfortunate events.

I began my week with a series of unfortunate events, providing evidence of how a day of stress, ill-preparedness, and unhealthy behavior tumble into feeling bad and a complete impact on mood and body wellness. My week is a good reminder for all of us to pay attention to ourselves, daily and over time, and … Continue reading A series of unfortunate events.

Travel nutrition.

Healthy eating during travel takes a bit more thought and effort, since fast food isn't always the healthiest. In reality, though, it takes self-control! The stress of travel can make those healthy choices even more difficult, since eating for ease and comfort can be go-to for coping with stress. In my obese days I automatically … Continue reading Travel nutrition.