How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

We are finally moving into spring and that means people will begin traveling over spring break.  We are heading out ourselves next week and I am so ready to relax!  Everyone is chomping at the bit to get out of the house after the long winter.  Hopefully, you have managed to keep that 'eat healthy and exercise' resolution you made back in January but now you are faced with a challenge.  Vacation presents a whole new set of temptations and difficulties when it comes to healthy eating.  In order to avoid packing on the already shed pounds, you … [Read more...]

How to Add Me Time Back Into Your Daily Routine

If you are pulled into too many directions and feeling stressed out, chances are that your internal resources are running low.  You need to learn how to add me time back into your daily routine.  It isn't always easy.  Moms are constantly being pulled into too many directions. However, when we forget to stop and recharge our batteries, our health (both physical and emotional) tend to suffer.  When I was approached by Tejal Patel, the Mindful Mama coach, to share a few tips about how to add me time into your day, I thought it would be a great … [Read more...]

Read These Safety Tips for Walking at Night Before You Head Out!

With the start of the new year, many people are committing to getting more exercise to improve their health.  Walking is great exercise but the short, winter days mean that you may be walking in the dark.  It's important to research safety tips for walking at night, even if you think you live in a really safe neighborhood.  As a woman, I know that I am more vulnerable to attack than a man.  Even if I don't encounter any vicious strangers, there are many other dangers out there that I need to protect myself from.  Since I am doing a lot more … [Read more...]

Bring on the Waterworks: The Emotional Impact of Menopause

When you hear women or doctors talking about menopause, usually they discuss the erratic periods or hot flashes.  I don't hear a lot about the emotional impact of menopause. Sure, sometimes they talk about how bitchy a woman is acting and say 'Oh, it's just hormones'.  But no one ever told me how emotional I would become as I started moving into this lovely decade of my life. My family is looking at me like I have lost what few marbles I had left.  I cry in church.  I cry listening to a song in the car.  I cry when I get into an argument with … [Read more...]

The Healthiest Type of Salt to Include in Your Diet

Are you worried whether or not you are adding the healthiest type of salt to your diet?  Every time I go to the grocery store I am amazed at how many foods are pushed as 'low in sodium'. You have everything from low sodium canned soups to unsalted crackers. Websites and cookbooks tell us how to reduce our salt intake and commercials tell us how bad sodium is for our blood pressure. Here is a news flash for you...salt makes things taste better! Honestly, wouldn't you rather eat your French fries with a sprinkling of salt on them? Would your … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Start Eating Healthy Even if You Are Short on Time

Thank you Healthy Choice for sponsoring this post about easy ways to start eating healthy. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Healthy Choice Simply Cafe Steamer or Original Cafe Steamer meal today!With school back in session, our lives have once again gotten to the frantic running around like a madman stage.  Our days revolve around after school band practices, tennis matches, two adults with full-time jobs and random commitments I just couldn't say no to. While I try to simplify where I can, it isn't always easy. … [Read more...]

Easy Tips to Help Control Low Blood Sugar

I sent my daughter away for a week of band camp yesterday and I can't help but worry about her.  I have been hypoglycemic for most of my life and passed this lovely trait on to my kids.  What does it mean to be hypoglycemic?  Basically, we deal with low blood sugar on a regular basis.  Unlike diabetes which is usually characterized by HIGH blood sugar, people who have NON-DIABETIC hypoglycemic tend to have LOW blood sugar.  I have had my kids nearly pass out on a number of occasions because they just haven't quite gotten the hang of how to … [Read more...]

Do You Eat Flax Seeds Daily? Here’s Why You Should Start!

I have been trying to clean out the pantry this week to clear out the junk and restock the healthy stuff.  I found a container of flax seeds in there that was getting seriously neglected.  I would have to eat flax seeds daily for the rest of the year to make a dent in this container so I've been doing some research.  There are tons of health benefits of flax seeds, right?  So, what exactly are those flax seed health benefits and how can I eat this whole container before they go bad?5 Reasons to Eat Flax Seeds Daily Support brain health … [Read more...]

How to Feel Young Again Even if You’re Getting Old!

If I had access to a magic lamp, the first thing I would ask that genie is how to feel young again. I hit that magical age of 44  last month and it seems like I have hit a giant WALL of sorts.  All of a sudden I am noticing more and more grey hairs, a few more wrinkles, and a significant lack of energy.  I hurt myself doing menial things like bending over to pick up a piece of laundry off the floor.  Really!  That actually happened!  I am pretty sure none of these things were ever an issue 5 years ago.  But, I hit my 40s and all of a sudden I … [Read more...]

Eat Healthy While Traveling with These Simple Tips!

Do you find it hard to eat healthy while traveling? Have you ever hit the road for a journey and dreaded the sluggish feeling of a post road food meal? Summer vacation is fast approaching and my husband and I are hoping to take the kids on a road trip.   We rarely fly anywhere when we take trips, primarily due to the cost of airfare.  Driving to our destination gives us the freedom to pack as much as we want, make side trips along the way, and in general relax a bit more than we do when we fly.  It is also easier to eat healthy while traveling … [Read more...]