The Four “P’s”

My nephew has been staying with us for the past month as a special treat and he’s a very intellectual and curious teenager. He asked me one day early in his stay how my husband and I get so much done in a day and don’t seem bothered, stressed or flustered by it. My response
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How to Have a Grow Mentality

A grow mentality is the ability to maintain a state of mind that allows you and those around you to grow to their highest potential. We live in a world, and with thought processes, that are continually putting limits on what we and what others can achieve. For example; you might say, I’m not the type…

How to be Happy

We all are striving for the ultimate goal of being happy, having happiness, living in a state of joy and contentment. Many people spend days, years, and even entire lifetimes striving for happiness. We are told, by some, if we just keep working for the next promotion, vacation, experience or product we will eventually reach
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Are Fish a Health Food?

I’ve discussed this topic recently in my article Fish Oil, Health & Immune Function, but the information and research in this video was too compelling not to share. As always, I want you to make up your own mind based on the evidence.

Have We Forgotten Respect?

I want to take the time to offer a suggestion. In the current political, ecological, and health climate let’s not forget respect. I’ve noticed a lot of people talking; many people have opinions about what they believe is right and how they think situations should be handled. What I’m not seeing is a lot of listening, respecting different opinions, and an attempt to try and see where differing opinions are coming from. I’ll share with you a bit more by using the example of the current health crisis, COVID-19, and the idea of wearing masks.

How Often Should You Eat?

There are many different opinions about what eating schedule works best. Should you eat something small? Maybe your success lies in intermittent fasting. Three square meals a day is all you need. Don’t snack. Snack often. Don’t eat after 3p… or is it 6p. The advice is endless and I’m sure each has worked for the person giving it. Let’s look into the most talked about eating schedule opinions, explore the science behind it, and I’ll give you my opinion, as always.

Self Awareness Without the Self?

I was recently prompted with the question; can you have self awareness if you don’t know your “self”. If found this to be an intriguing question because we live in a society where the ego is the foremost identity of ‘self’ or ‘I’. We are continually programmed by television, social media, and even social circles as to who we should be and who our ‘self’ or identity is. This is feeding our baser, ego self and not who we really are. On top of that we are then prompted continually to have awareness of that ‘self’. Let’s explore together what self awareness means, and if we can have self awareness if the ego is our identity.

Animal Collagen vs. Plant Collagen

Collagen is one of the main proteins that makes up the human body. It has been advertised by supplement companies to be beneficial for everything from bone health to wrinkles. Most of the collagen we see on the market is from animal based sources. Let’s talk about what collagen is, why it’s necessary for healthy bodies, how you can get it, and finally, the difference between animal-based collagen supplements and vegan (made from plants) collagen builders.

Is Taking a Multi-Vitamin Necessary?

This is a very loaded question. There are so many supplements out there it can be mind boggling to decipher what is actually necessary for you personally. In addition to that, how do you determine quality in a market that is unregulated; even in the regulated market of supplements things aren’t drastically better. While I’d love to open this up to all supplements, for the sake of clarity let’s stick to my opinion on multi-vitamins for now. I’ll give you my opinion on if I think they’re necessary, how to determine quality, and the current debate about multi-vitamins. Hopefully, this will help you make a determination if taking a multi-vitamin is right for you and how to select one.

Should You be Doing Cardio or Strength Training First?

I get this question a lot when my clients are starting to get serious about seeing results and the answer is based on you. What is your ultimate goal? What is the reason you started on your fitness journey in the first place? Based on your answers to these questions you can determine what the best plan for your cardio routine will be. Let’s dive in to some of the most common reasons for beginning a fitness journey and when you should do cardio based on them. If your goal isn’t listed below, let me know in the comments and I’ll help you address it.

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