How To Stay Healthy During The Winter Months

It’s December. December, people!! When did THAT happen?

Beside beautiful falling snow, winter often brings something entirely different — flu season! In fact, my family’s skin has already faded from golden brown (summer lovin’) to pale white to green-like. My boys have started their first runny noses, and you can feel the winter chill in the air fast approaching. We slacked off with our health regime all summer long, because we had the benefits of natural sunlight, the great outdoors, and we ate a ton of fruit. However, with a bunch of kids packed into close quarters at school, for hours on end, it’s only a matter of time before everyone is sick again.

Healthsgiving: Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

This year, it’s a different kind of Thanksgiving as we know it. Small to immediate family gatherings, due to a pandemic, of course. But the show will go on. You don’t have to deep fry your turkey or use four packs of butter in your “mashed taters” to have a great, tasty Thanksgiving.

Here are some healthy alternatives to help make your Thanksgiving a Healthsgiving this week:

4 Ways To Help Fight Stress and Anxiety on #StressAwarenessDay

It’s fun to watch this old Global TV segment when I was just a new yoga instructor, and I brought it back today in honor of International Stress Awareness Day!

As a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, I’m most interested in yoga for stress and anxiety. In this video, I shared four yoga poses that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress. They are for a zen mommy, but really, they are for everyone. I hope you try them. Speak to your doctor first. They help me.

And for your reference, I wrote the yoga poses out for you if you want to try them at home.

Sexual Dreams

Remember, dreams allow us to experiment, try new things, learn, all in a safe way, and then transofrm ourselves in our waking lives. Next time you dream a dream, don’t be too quick to dismiss it– it will often give you the answer to looming questions you’ve been sitting on the fence about in your life.

Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

Attention All Complainers!

For Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend, I decided to do something different. Instead of discussing thankfulness and gratitude (which we will come to), I decided to talk about the other end of the spectrum.

Complaining.

Let’s give you the science immediately.

The Day the Skies Went Silent: Reflections of 9/11

I was an air traffic controller on duty at the Washington Air Traffic Control Center on September 11, 2001 and will never forget the sense of powerlessness I felt on that tragic day. As someone who tends to try to always be in control, it was a unique perspective into the way your life can change in a moment and the fear that remains after the moment has passed.

September is National Yoga Awareness Month

Happy September, also knows as National Yoga Awareness Month!

When I look at how I manage the everyday juggle and grind, there is one thing that keeps me most grounded through it all. There is one thing, that no matter how stressed I am, or how frazzled I may be, that literally transforms my entire aura.

That’s yoga.

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