Life Lessons I Learned in 2014

Today, I share with you ten life lessons I learned in 2014.

Lessons shape and mold us into better beings.  We are always growing and evolving, ebbing and flowing. Life is truly an adventure.

Going with the flow, just to fit in, used to be my thing, but this year things changed.

It doesn’t matter if you know exactly what you need to do or if you have a mentor/coach pushing you. If you don’t experience growth or change and learn valuable lessons, you won’t do anything. Continue reading

Do You Know What Stress Does to the Body?

This is the time of the year when we are stressed more than usual. Although we have daily stress in our lives we deal with, it is not ideal for us to have chronic stress. Chronic stress is ongoing stress that we hold on to when we should let it go. When we do not let it go it can do harm to our mind, body, and spirit.

I had a conversation with a loved one who is under a tremendous amount of stress. He confided in me that he just doesn’t feel well, but cannot explain how he feels – he just knows that something isn’t right. I asked questions about what’s going on in his life and he told me.

My loved one has been stressed for a long time and now it’s catching up with him. I explained to him how stress can have an effect on his body and mind. I recommended that he try letting go of those things that he has no control over and not worry. Continue reading

10 Tips for Enjoying Holidays without Stressing | Food and Weight Gain

The holiday season is the time of the year when some of us gain weight. The reason for weight gain during the holiday season is found in all the foods that we have in celebration of the season.

Some of us stress about the food and already know that weight gain is inevitable. What if I told you not to worry about the food and weight gain? Well, that’s what I am telling you in this post.

It is important to know that when we put additional stress on ourselves it creates a stress response in our bodies. As a result the body’s digestion capability, nutritional uptake and assimilation processes and calorie burning are affected greatly and not in a positive way. Continue reading