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Why Emotional Health Depends on the Vital Mind-Body Connection

December 30, 2023

An old saying goes, “The spirit is the life, the mind is the builder, and the physical is the result.” Nothing happens in our physical world without our minds thinking, processing, and applying the information first. This connection between the mind and the body and its strength plays a massive part in bettering our health and lives.

But what about our emotions? How do they fit in? Do our emotions influence our physical health? Do they affect our mind-body connection?

Estimated reading: 8 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

5 Breakthrough Healthy Habits for Weight Loss and Feeling Better in 2024

December 17, 2023

Have you ever researched how to lose weight? A lot of conflicting information isn't there!? Are you feeling unsure of where to begin? Perhaps losing weight is continually on your mind since your clothes feel uncomfortably tight.

Losing weight can feel overwhelming, which can stop us from even trying. I know the feeling! My lack of motivation to lose weight inspired me to get creative. So here are some emotionally intelligent ways to launch yourself mindfully toward a healthier, happier you.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

How to Make a Change Successfully Using the Eight Keys

October 17, 2023

Change can be challenging whether you're trying to break the habit of being a people pleaser or you simply want to lose a little weight and exercise more.

Positive change boils down to 8 Keys for Breaking Bad Habits as previously discussed. When you want to make a change in your life to be a better version of yourself, it depends on several key components. Bad habits are hard to break, so it’s best to take a crack at them in small doses for the best chance of success. 

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

25 Ways to Live Healthy with Ayurveda Principles

October 07, 2023

How often do you think, “I want to try to...”? The challenge is “trying” to break bad habits on top of an already hectic schedule, right?

Taking a morning hike can seem impossible when you need to beat the 7 a.m. traffic. Grabbing a Starbucks seems so much more pleasant—and easier—than making yourself a veggie omelet or going for an early run. Add parenting, work commitments, errands, and social life on top of a demanding schedule, and your health might be taking a hit, or at least be on the back burner. The Ayurveda lifestyle is a great solution—small changes equaling a healthier life.

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Posted in Habits for Health

Cultivating Spiritual Awareness through Mindfulness Practices and Movements

August 01, 2023

Life in a hectic world leaves many of us feeling disconnected from the spiritual and intuitive part of who we are. This experience can leave us feeling overwhelmed, chaotic, and less than present, as our attention is distracted by the whirling life around us.

So, what can help ground us in what is truly important? What is spiritual awareness and how can we cultivate mindfulness to bring more inner peace, calmness, and meaning to our lives?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Home Is Where the Mind Is: How Interior Design Can Improve Your Mental Wellness

March 10, 2023

We spend a lot of time at home, more so since the pandemic. Our house is not only our shelter, but it also serves as our recreational space and refuge. And nowadays, in this increased remote working era, it’s often our workspace, too!

Since we spend a great deal of time indoors, our environment is vital for our well-being, and its effects are often underestimated. Did you know that the interior design of your home or workplace can significantly impact your mental health?

Estimated reading time: 6.5 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Mindfulness: How to Have Mindful Mornings that Can Change Your Day

January 26, 2023

It’s often said that mornings are the most important part of every day—and it’s true. After all, mornings lay the groundwork for each day, setting the tone, building the foundations, and ushering in new challenges.

The trick is to enjoy peaceful mornings that encourage a focused, mindful day. But how do you go about having a mindful morning?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

Want a Healthy Relationship with Food? Learn the Connection Between Weight Gain and Stress

June 29, 2022

If you’re feeling the psychological or physiological effects of stress, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2021, eighty percent of the US population suffer from stress. These feelings can manifest in numerous ways, such as the way we eat and what we eat. 

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

8 Surprising Uses for Essential Oils

April 07, 2022

Essential oils have been popular for centuries, but some people are just discovering them. If you're new to essential oils, you may be unaware of all their many uses and health benefits. However, even if you’re a long-time fan, don’t miss out on these often-overlooked ways to utilize essential oils.

To help you out, we compiled a list of eight surprising uses for essential oils you might not know about.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

Posted in Habits for Health

A Habit Burger? Improve Your Health with Keys for Breaking Bad Habits

April 05, 2022

You may have heard of Habit Burgers. Perhaps it’s even your favorite fast-food restaurant. But The Habit Burger Grill was new to me until today. (It’s a fast-growing restaurant chain prevalent in California but hasn’t made it here to Montana—yet.)

You may be wondering why I’m talking about this restaurant in a blog on breaking bad habits.

Glad you asked!

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Habits for Health

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