One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching f... Read more
On March 28, (give or take) I’m going to become a dad for the first time. This thought is inconceivable to me, yet seems perfectly natural.
Friends and family promise me that I’m in for the biggest and best adventure of my life... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
I've had a bad day/week/month. I feel like my friend has been taking advantage of me, I haven't been able to keep my room clean and tidy and I've been having money troubles. It may not seem like a big deal but there's no smile on my dial.
What d... Read more
I seen a great post on here yesterday about how eating more Vegatables makes you feel well. I found this really encouraging. Does anyone else know anything about mood and food? Do you notice a change in the way you feel when your diet slips? How... Read more
Just gotta share. Never happened before. Will probably never happen again (hope it does, though). I was in a funky mood and was preparing dinner. I smelled some basil from a spice jar as I was making dinner, and my mood INSTANTLY changed from "funky"... Read more
I am a diabetic who is allergic to artificial sweetners. I still haven't even tried trivia, but splenda put me the hospital - the reaction was so strong. I get excited to see a SparkRecipe that has no cholesterol, little fat and fits into my calorie... Read more
On those days that I can't get to the pool to swim or I don't have the time to do a whole exercise video (or other circumstances prohibit) I can usually find 10 minutes to take the dog for a walk. It gets me outside ( which is also a mood lifter), I... Read more
6 Yoga Poses for a Rock-Solid Core from ShapeAmericans need to try harder to eat fruits, vegetables from USA TodayDo These 5 Things to Prevent Workout Injuries from Fit Sugar6 Ways to Feel Confident in Your Swimsuit from Fit Bottomed GirlsWhy Stress... Read more
I've always loved sweets, fast food and junk food. Basically, my eating habits have never been all that great. But I was able to offset them with exercise until after college, when I started working (and stopped moving). I knew I was getting fat,... Read more
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