Stress

Stress Less: Your Mindset Makes All the Difference

Stress Less: Your Mindset Makes All the Difference

There are many negative effects associated with stress. You know this. They’ve been explored and tested for years in multiple lab settings. But the big takeaway is: People suffer from those effects only when they believe they do.

Remember that you need stress in your life. Really! It keeps you alert. It makes life exciting. The problem is when it becomes chronic and that comes mostly from our perspective on it, not the actual stress itself.

My 5 Top Tips for Staying Healthy Through Cold + Flu Season

My 5 Top Tips for Staying Healthy Through Cold + Flu Season

When you’ve been in go-go-go mode from work to errands to social obligations, it can feel like heaven to spend a day or two lounging about the house. This is especially true during the hectic holiday season. But wouldn’t you rather choose to take a break rather than be forced into one that’s accompanied by body aches, fever, and the soul-depleting loss of energy that comes with being sick?

Sigh. It’s cold and flu season again.

But what can you do? Even if you’ve gotten your flu shot, you’re still susceptible to all of the other germs that are being coughed and sneezed around this time of year.

Enter your immune system. You need to support it so it can support you. How? Lucky for you that there are more than a few ways you can build resiliency.

Trick or treat? How you can elevate your health over the holidays and still enjoy yourself

Trick or treat? How you can elevate your health over the holidays and still enjoy yourself

The holiday season is practically upon us.

Here’s what you probably think: The holidays are no time to elevate your health. In fact, you’re pretty sure that there will be backsliding.

Here’s what I know: The holidays are exactly the time to elevate your health. In fact, doing so can help you enjoy yourself even more during what is often a stressful time.

Do you think this is just health coach b.s.? It isn’t. I’ll admit that what you think of as elevating your health may not be the same thing I mean. Let’s look at the core of my wellness philosophy—the 5 Facets—as an example.