Healthy Habits Challenge

Ways to Love Yourself First

You ever get those good versus evil voices in your head?  Like the angel and devil you see in cartoons? You know, the ones that help us make decisions of what to do and how to think.  On the one side, you have the voice of love, kindness, joy, serenity, reason, strength, hope, inspiration… On the other, there’s the voice of failure, ... Read More »

Affirmations for Health: A Challenge

Affirmations are a good tool but they’re flawed if you don’t use them correctly. An affirmation is simply a belief. A wish. If you don’t take action on it, nothing will change. And if your affirmations are too lofty, your internal voice is bound to call “B.S.” {affirmation} the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed; emotional support or ... Read More »

The Secret to True Happiness

{HABIT: Gratitude} Month: 11 / Week: 3 Do you ever find yourself falling into the “when this… than I’ll be happy” vicious cycle? You know… “When I fit into a size “x”, then I’ll be happy.” “I just need to work out consistently and when I do, things will be good.” “Once I lose this last 25 pounds, I’ll be happy ... Read More »

How Giving Gratitude Away Can Make You Happier

{HABIT: Gratitude} Month: 11 / Week: 2 This week, we’re talking gratitude again. Now, some of you may think less of this habit, and I get it. Gratitude isn’t necessarily something tangible you will notice right away or that you can measure. I know it’s easier to quantify the weight on the scale and the number of minutes you exercise but just ... Read More »

Reduce Stress from the Inside Out: Anti Inflammatory Foods

{HABIT: Relax} Month: 10 / Week: 4 We can’t control the stresses of life that occur all around us. But, we can control how we cope with those stressors. There are activities we can engage in, both to prevent stress and to reduce stress that comes our way. The first 3 challenges surround activities that can help us prevent and manage ... Read More »

Find Your Inner Child : 25 Ways to Have Fun & Reduce Stress

{HABIT: Relax} Month: 10 / Week: 3 Remember as a kid when you would choose to do something just for the fun of it? No agenda. No plan. Just playing and creating because it made you happy. Well, it’s time to reclaim that innocence and curiosity and do something for ourselves as adults. And don’t think of it as being selfish. ... Read More »