It can tempting to put things off until tomorrow (or some other arbitrary date in the future that will probably never happen) when you have x, y or z. You’ll take more pictures with your family when you lose weight, you’ll write your book when inspiration strikes, you’ll eat better when you have more time, you’ll go on a date with your spouse when your kids grow up…The list of excuses is endless and my best advice is: don’t wait to start. For further reinforcement, you can read my past Motivation Monday post entitled “start now” (are you noticing a theme here?).
I’m always researching the latest health and wellness information. It’s a good thing James is patient to a fault because I’m always bringing home random things, creating new recipes, and reading the latest books while I regal him with the exciting ways we’ll improve our lives this week (and many of these ideas make their way into my books). The benefits of Himalayan salt lamps recently came to my attention. Of course, I added one to my Christmas list of dream gifts and my mom delivered.
For a long time, I was one of those people who said, “it’s just stress” and dismissed it without any regard. I make a conscious effort to focus on learning about diet and nutrition, exercise science, and disease prevention, but for a long time, I only focused on my physical body. I hadn’t yet realized that my thoughts matter. Continue reading “Motivation Monday: thoughts matter”
My first Motivation Monday feature went live on Instagram today asking the question, why not start now? Are you following me and my hashtag #authoropwrites? Head on over and click that button, friends. I’ll be going live soon with some BIG NEWS and I don’t want you to miss it. Subscribers will also get a love note from me in their box before anyone else finds out.
The holiday season can be a magical time filled with experiences that create lasting memories. However, it can also be a time filled with unnecessary stress due to the number of demands on our time, loneliness, and the gloomy weather (depending on where you reside). Read on to learn how to beat the holiday blues! Continue reading “How to beat the holiday blues”
T’is the season of sugar, spice and everything nice…like cookies! Every December, I give cookie tins to everyone at James’ company. He works for a small family business, but that is still between 9 and 15 trades guys with at least a dozen cookies each. That’s a lot of cookies, so I have learned some holiday cookie baking tips over the years. Continue reading “Holiday cookie baking tips”
It’s so easy to heat up soup from a can, especially if you or someone in your household is under the weather. However, there is nothing like homemade hearty chicken and rice soup (plus there’s a lot less sodium). If you make a big batch and freeze it in portions (meal prep 101), then it’s basically the same thing as reaching for a can. In my recipe down below, I give you my secret to great tasting soup that won’t disappoint! Continue reading “Hearty chicken and rice soup”
I love breakfast food and we often have breakfast for dinner at our house (check out my recipe for delicious coconut flour banana pancakes to get the full story behind my addiction). As we work to reduce our meat consumption, eggs are a quick, easy and cheap source of protein that works for some vegetarians. If you’re looking for meatless Monday ideas, try my sweet potato scramble recipe for breakfast or dinner! Continue reading “Sweet potato scramble”
I’ve been a worrier since I was old enough to have conscious thought. Probably, I worried while I was in the womb. I don’t say this with pride – stress is incredibly damaging to our health and overall well-being and you will never catch me saying it’s “just stress” to anyone. I’ve had “how to stop worrying” at the top of my personal development list for years and I have come a long way through working out, meditation and self-care. Continue reading “How to stop worrying”
Early in my wellness journey, I started making my own personal care and cleaning products. Once I learned about all the toxins in products we slather all over our skin and use to “clean” our homes, I couldn’t continue using them. I’m a chapstick addict, so homemade lip balm was high on my list of priorities. Continue reading “Homemade lip balm”