“Ecotherapy movements” are sprouting across the United States that call for a renewed focus on natural forms of medicine long popular in Eastern cultures. One of the more interesting groups are practitioners of what’s known as “forest bathing,” which is based on a Japanese health philosophy known as “Shirin Yoku” — or “taking in the forest atmosphere.”Read More
For years yoga was considered a practice embraced by eastern monks and “new agers.” But today many people are practicing yoga, even children and seniors, because this mind-body exercise has the power to help your health in many ways.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more fiction. I’ve enjoyed plenty of non-fiction in the past because I love keeping up with new research the field of health and wellness. But reading fiction is a way to expand understanding of others and build empathy. It also inspires creativity and improves ability and understanding of how to tell stories. Indeed, most of us can remember a good story.
Happy 2019 everyone! It is a great time of year to realign ourselves, to
set goals, and to refocus our attention to healthy living. Our metabolism creates energy from the food and drinks that we consume so it is
important to focus our attention on what we are putting in for fuel. These tips will help you start your journey to health and wellness and our hope is that you will continue on this wellness journey with us.
Last week on my vlog—or video blog— we learned about the importance of a cue when it comes to having good and bad habits. Most of us are looking to break bad habits. So, in our example, we focused on eating left-over birthday cake in the refrigerator after a long stressful day at work. We learned the three parts of what makes a habit: the cue, the routine and then the reward. The cue is something that happens— an event, an action, a person or persons or an emotional state.Read More
Find out what causes bad habits to form in Lisa’s latest blog!Read More
With Thanksgiving a few days away, all thoughts are turning to food, good times with family and friends and extra calories. Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal can easily total 3,000 calories? Add additional calories for appetizers and drinks and before you know it you could be up to a whooping total of 4500 calories in one day.Read More
Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly.Read More
“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol.Read More
I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best overall. She said too many people don’t see the connection between their weight and their health. They think that allowing themselves to become overweight means they aren’t vain; that losing pounds has little or nothing to do with health, only appearance.Read More
I have a hard time staying organized even though I know the advantages, especially the one on how good I feel when coming home after a long day and it is clutter-free and clean. But it’s a struggle for me to be clutter-free consistently. So, in an ongoing effort to take my own advice, I’ve started with small steps.Read More
I have never been one to garden, much less farm. My idea of gardening in recent years is to buy flowers and vegetables from the store but certainly not grow them. But as I have watched my husband plant, grow and take such pride in his finished product I am having a change of heart. I have watched from the sidelines the joy he experiences and gives others as they receive the bounty of his labor from Burbage Farm in Hampton County, S.C.Read More
Everyone wants to lose weight, some a little, some a lot. Thus, it’s no surprise my clients often ask what’s the No. 1 thing they can do to lose pounds quickly and keep them off?Read More
I am all about simplifying life’s daily routines and events, but it’s not always easy. I recently completed a four-month business accelerator program at the Harbor, wrapped up three group-coaching classes and will start two new ones’ next week. And, like for most of us …Read More