Boost Your Mood During Quarantine

Sometimes it gets really hard to boost your mood during quarantine. Nobody’s perfect, but keeping a positive attitude certainly makes things better. Here are some of my tricks.

I’m a pretty positive person. I pride myself in almost always being able to see the bright side of a situation. But I’m not perfect. And this whole social distancing/quarantine thing is challenging. Really challenging. But that doesn’t mean it’s not doable… but it does require some effort.

It’s really easy to fall into that stay-at-home-not-getting-dressed pattern. But this does not make you feel good. Seriously, the novelty of not wearing a bra or pants with a waistband can wear off really fast.

I speak from experience. Learn from my mistakes. The first few days of this new normal had me a bit out of sorts. I felt mood swings like never before, I had some anxiety, my temper became a bit …

10 Pantry Meals To Make Now

Are you trying to figure out what to cook these days? We all need recipes that are simple, delicious, healthy, and made with accessible ingredients. Well, here you go… scroll down for 10 pantry meals to make now.

I’ve always been pretty good at opening my pantry and coming up with something to cook for dinner with whatever’s in there. And, now, in these unprecedented times, this skill has become invaluable. When you scroll down and look through these 10 pantry meals to make now, please remember that it’s only food. It is not rocket science. You can change and substitute the ingredients for something similar in your pantry.

So, what constitutes a pantry meal? Well, for me, a pantry meal is one that can be made from the dry goods that are in most people’s pantries. Pasta, beans, grains, etc. are classic pantry meals. Also, I consider my freezer …

Health Benefits Of Cilantro

There are many health benefits of cilantro. Keep reading to learn the how’s and why’s of adding cilantro into your diet — it’s worth it.

You either love cilantro or you hate it. I’m a lover. But if you are one of the people who really dislikes this herb, maybe you’ll change your mind about never eating it after you read about the health benefits of cilantro… keep scrolling and I’ll teach you how to add cilantro into some great recipes.

Cilantro is also known as Chinese Parsley. It is good for so many things that ail us! An old Chinese remedy for the common cold and even for measles was to drink cilantro and mint tea. I’m not telling you you have to take a shot of cilantro juice or make a cup of cilantro tea… but these are really good for you.

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cilantro

Trust Your Gut Instincts

It is so important to trust your gut instincts when it comes to your health.

 

Don’t underestimate your initial instincts. You are very intuitive. Believe in what you think.

Remember when you were a kid and you’d be taking a multiple choice test and everyone always said, “trust your first instinct”? And then do you also remember going over your answers before you handed in your exam and ferociously erasing and changing your answer in the last few seconds? How often was the change the right thing to do? I’ll bet almost never.

But we are not kids anymore. Now, instead of a written test we are playing with our health.

I have spent years teaching people that when it comes to diet and health, food and herbs, exercise programs, and meditation… that one size does NOT fit all. This is where the importance of learning to trust your …

How And Why You Should Be Using Chia Seeds

These ancient seeds are a healing superfood, and they are easy to add into your diet. Read this post to learn all about how and why you should be using chia seeds. Be sure to scroll down for some great recipes…

I’ve been eating chia puddings for years… way before I knew how good chia seeds are for our health. Honestly, I love the taste of this creamy pudding; it’s like dessert for breakfast. I think this love affair stems from the fact that I used to love rice pudding when I was a child but my digestion can’t handle rice or dairy any more. To me, a good-flavored chia pudding is like the rice puddings of my childhood.

And a great benefit for me is that chia seeds keep me full. If I have eggs or a more traditional breakfast in the morning, I am usually hungry in a …

Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Are you still looking for some simple healthy Thanksgiving side dishes? I’ve got you covered…

There are two types of Thanksgiving cooks. One type plans and plans and plans the menu and relishes in this planning. Then there’s the type who kind of wings it. Which type are you? I’m the planner… but I also end up winging a few recipes at the last minute because I almost always think of something else that will make the meal “just perfect”.

I’ve included recipes here for both types. Pick a few of these recipes that resonate with you. They are all simple and healthy and delicious. They are all crowd pleasers, and they all make for great leftovers.

Here Are The Best Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans are the perfect side dish. They are easy, can be made in advance, and are great at room …

Can You Give Up What’s Making You Sick?

Can you give up what’s making you sick? Think about it… it’s not so easy.

Are you willing to give up what is making you sick? Hippocrates said that before you heal someone, you should ask them this question. Hippocrates was a really smart guy… I am going to try asking all of my clients this question because it’s a doozy!

If you ask me this question, I give an emphatic “yes!” and I think most of us act on instinct and answer yes to this.⁠ But I want you to really think about it. What is making you sick and are you willing to give it up? Because it really is about will. As the saying goes, where there’s a will there’s a way…

⁠When I knew that dairy was making me sick, I gave it up without question. Cold turkey: no cheese, no ice cream, no milk. Done. …

Yes, You Do Need To Practice Self Care

Yes, you do need to practice self care! You deserve it!

Self care is a catch-phrase nowadays. And, with good reason. It’s really true what they say: you can’t fill anything with an empty bucket and you can’t pour from an empty cup (and a ton of other cliches like this one).

But what really counts as self care? The simple answer is that anything that makes you feel good about you is self care. Everyone’s self care rituals are different. What makes you feel good may not give me the good feels and visa versa.

I have friends who go for a long run as a form of self care. Me? Not so much… I’m more of a pilates or yoga person and a long run would make me feel miserable. So, rule number one is this: You do YOU… don’t copy anyone else. We are all wonderfully, beautifully …

Watermelon Can Keep You Hydrated

Staying hydrated is so important. You can ditch the commercial sports drinks because watermelon can keep you hydrated!…

Tea Drinkers Have Less Stress

If you are a tea drinker, you already know how wonderful a hot cuppa can make you feel. But, did you know that research has shown that tea drinkers have less stress?

It seems as if everyone is looking for ways to reduce stress. Whenever I hear of a new way to reduce stress, I’m all over it. I test it out, I get my family and friends to jump on board and we delve into the newest stress-reducing suggestions. Haha, as I’m writing this I’m realizing that the whole testing and jumping description really seems counterintuitive to reducing stress…

After the testing, and the talking, and the altering of these stress busting maneuvers, I figure out what’s best and I keep it in my life. Then, I tell you about it, and you decide whether it fits with your lifestyle and needs.

Drinking tea is something that pretty much …