A New Way to Think About Yoga

This is a guest post written by Beth over at The Mama Bear Yogini. Thank you, Beth, for collaborating and sharing your first guest post with my community.

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When you think of yoga what comes to mind? Probably really flexible people doing all sorts of handstands and other balancing poses. I know that’s what I thought when I first started thinking about yoga. “Well, I’ll get there. That’s what it’s all about right?” That’s what I told myself. “It’s all about learning to do awesome poses that I can upload to Instagram and show off to the world.” Continue reading “A New Way to Think About Yoga”

Healthy In Every Season

This is a guest post written by Paige at LearnFit be sure to stop by and check out what else she has to offer!

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As the seasons change, it’s easy to lose sight of our healthy goals.  We choose the couch over the treadmill. Maybe there are a few more pizza deliveries when it becomes much harder to get fresh, local, fruit and vegetables. While that approach is certainly easier, it won’t lead to great health outcomes over time. It’s time to start thinking about healthy habits that last throughout the seasons.   Continue reading “Healthy In Every Season”

GUEST POST|Simple Ways You And Your Family Can STOP And Let Go Of Stress

This is a guest post written by Eileen Burns.

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Do you struggle to switch off and relax? I mean really relax without the urge to just switch on the tv or your iPad as a distraction. Struggling to switch off, isn’t just an adult problem, sadly it is now very much a child and teenage problem as well. Constant over stimulation from unhealthy thinking and poor lifestyle and behavior patterns are playing havoc with a large majority of the world’s population.  Many think it’s just the way life is. They don’t realize or recognize with simple lifestyle changes how much easier life can be. Continue reading “GUEST POST|Simple Ways You And Your Family Can STOP And Let Go Of Stress”

Sleep, Dreams & Technology

Years ago, I identified I needed a minimum of 8 hours of sleep to function at my best (when I say a minimum of 8 I really mean I feel awesome with 9 or 10). While getting the amount of sleep my body requires isn’t an issue for me, I thought this video might be helpful for those that do struggle with it. There are so many aspects of sleep discussed in this video from societal norms to the science behind sleep and the importance of dreaming. I encourage you to bookmark this and come back to it when you can watch the video because it has lots of great information and information to reflect on.

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4 Self-Care Tips for Difficult Mental Health Days

This post was written by Ali over at The Nut Factory. Thank you, Ali, for sharing your experience with us.

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Dealing with mental illness can be tough. You have your good days where you’re happy, confident, and full of life and your bad days where you just want to hide under the blankets and make the world disappear. On the bad days sometimes you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do to get through the day. Remember that tomorrow is another day and as hard as it feels at times, know that you will get through this. Here are four tips for those not so good days. Continue reading “4 Self-Care Tips for Difficult Mental Health Days”

Voice, Message, & Intention

I think a very important aspect of being emotionally healthy is being able to speak your voice. Holding in your thoughts and feelings is uncomfortable and unhealthy. As an energy worker, I believe that we are more than our physical body and that our physical health depends upon our emotional, mental, and spiritual health in addition to nurturing and maintaining the physical.  Continue reading “Voice, Message, & Intention”

3 Tips for Prioritizing Nutrition & Fitness

Today’s post is a guest post written by Paige. 

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We often fail to make our nutrition and fitness a priority because we are so busy and other things take precedence. The danger is that we put nutrition and fitness to the back of the line so often that we put our well-being in danger. As obesity numbers in the United States continue to climb and more than 35% of Americans are obese, now is the time to make your nutrition and fitness a priority. These three tips will help you get started on the path to a healthier you. Continue reading “3 Tips for Prioritizing Nutrition & Fitness”

Your Body is You. Take Care of It.

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Karen | IDFA Canada Bikini Pro & 3 time top 5 finisher with INBF Canada

Today’s Fit Friday’s post is written by guest blogger Karen. 

“Take care of your body; it’s the only place you have to live.”

-Jim Rohn 

Our bodies are magnificent things, your feet and legs support you as you walk and wander through the day. Your torso and back support you as you lift, turn, and move in all directions to see the world around you. Your arms and hands move and grip things, helping to feed and fuel yourself. Your shoulders and neck support your head which encapsulates and protects your most vital muscle, your brain. And then there are your complex set of organs, muscles, and tissues that intertwine within your body, keeping you running at top notch. Continue reading “Your Body is You. Take Care of It.”

Fitness Challenge & Accountability

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Recently a friend of mine extended an invitation on social media to join a fitness challenge. I thought that was a really good idea! I joined and then thought it would be fun to start a fitness challenge with you! Continue reading “Fitness Challenge & Accountability”

Naked In Front of the Mirror

That’s a vulnerable place to be and that’s considering my house looks like a beach with the amount of clothing we wear (or lack thereof). My kids strip down the moment they walk in the door and they get it from me. Yet while I’m comfortable roaming my house in my undergarments, I don’t see myself often. I’ve recently incorporated sitting naked in front of the mirror as part of my morning routine.  Continue reading “Naked In Front of the Mirror”