Health and Happiness

Happy people live better, longer.  Happiness doesn’t just happen – it can be created on purpose.  Learn more from this article series:  

Health Essentials

Health doesn’t just happen – you create it with the choices you make every day.  Learn more from this article series:

Managing Stress

Stress is unavoidable.  How it impacts your health is a reflection of how well you proactively manage it.  Learn more from this article series:  

Tummy Troubles

Healthy digestion is central to comfort and wellness.  Learn more from this article series:

7 Keys to Living Successfully With Chronic Conditions

Roughly half of the people around you are living with chronic illnesses.  Perhaps you are one of them.             Like everything else in life, you can choose to suffer with your condition, or you can learn to live with it gracefully.  I say “choose” because your attitude about your condition…

The Recipes Index

Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Centuries later, Michael Pollan said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These quotes demonstrate that the foundation for excellent health has not changed much through time – it is still very much rooted in our diets. These delicious recipes will entice you…

The Truth In Trust

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference…

The Right Path

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some…

Should I Do A Cleanse or Detox?

The internet is littered with commentaries about the supposed benefits of doing cleanses and detoxes.  It’s understandable that people are uncertain about how to proceed. The first thing you should understand is that cleanses and detoxes are different things.  Cleanses usually focus on the elimination systems of the body, and detoxes are intended to promote…

Living Is A Privilege

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Everything?

Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy that has developed a high profile, credited with curing everything from helping you to lose weight to treating fatty liver to curing eczema.  How many of these claims are supported by science, and are these findings limited to apple cider vinegar? When you consume vinegar with food, you…

Strength In Self-Forgiveness

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive. – Yolanda Hadid

Love, Strength, Courage

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Happy Foods

What are some foods that have a natural “happiness” boost? The emotional experience of happiness is mediated by the balance of brain chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and GABA. Foods that promote the body’s ability to produce these neurotransmitters support the ability to feel happy. Source: quimica on Tumblr Dopamine is the brain chemical associated most…

Peace, Beauty, Life

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. – Menachem Begin

Should You Take Prebiotics With Probiotics?

Do you need to take prebiotics with probiotics? Is it necessary to take both? Prebiotics are nutrients that nourish the bacteria. When we eat them, the bacteria get “fed” too. You don’t need to get prebiotics in the form of supplements. It’s better to get what you need from your diet.  Here are some good…