merry Christmas self care and love

Self-care and compassion over Christmas

We send and give Christmas cards to people that we know, care about and love.

On this day, I encourage you to address one to yourself, too.  What would your wishes be? Good health, love, success, prosperity? Pick a card or make it yourself, grab a pen and express your dearest wishes to you from you! Continue reading

how to stay healthy during the holiday season

5 tips on how to stay healthy during the holiday season

1. Eat slowly and chew your food well

Digestion begins in the mouth. Chewing your food well and eating slowly helps to release enzymes in your mouth which begin the breakdown of food nutrients.

Spend a minimum of 20 seconds for each bite (time it if you need to). Chew your food until it becomes liquid and there is nothing solid left in the mouth.

It takes up 20 minutes for your brain and stomach to register feelings of fullness. Therefore, through slow eating, you can avoid overeating.

Stay healthy over the holiday season. Cherish each mouthful, and be thankful for the food you have on your plate.  Especially around this time of the year when we are surrounded by friends and family, take a moment to be grateful for everything and everyone in your life. Be mindful of the food you are eating and enjoy each bite like it’s the last. It’s beneficial to practice this not only around the holiday season but of course throughout the whole year. Continue reading

gratitude during the holiday season

Gratitude and the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. The time that some of us look forward to and really enjoy, but others of us dread and just can’t wait for it to be all over! In an ideal world, the holiday season is the perfect time to start a habit of practicing daily gratitude. After all, Thanksgiving is all about expressing how grateful we are for the blessings we have received in our lives. And yet, many people lose site of this and make the Thanksgiving holiday, and in fact, the entire holiday season, about other things entirely. They instead choose to focus on: Continue reading