Becoming a mom for the first time is an experience that cannot be justified with words. It is special, it is magical, and it completely changes your life. However, a lot of first time moms also have a lot of anxiety. What if I am doing this wrong? What if I make a mistake? This is only natural, but you have no reason to worry. We all make mistakes, and we all learn as we go. Here are some great tips to help you get started…
Feeling tired is a common complaint people express. Sometimes the self-description morphs into “I feel tired all the time,” and experts say that’s when extreme tiredness becomes better known as fatigue. Fatigue, when someone lacks energy and feels exhausted mentally or physically, can negatively impact performance at work, family life, and social relationships. Often, it is not a medical issue, but one that can be reversed by a lifestyle change.
A lot of people think that the holistic approach to life is nothing more than woo-woo mumbo jumbo, others think that it is taking a spiritual approach to life and others, others like me, think that it is simply a better way of living on your own terms, being aware of your own actions and doing whatever works for you to live an optimum life.
If you believe that everything we eat, think, practice and believe has a huge impact on your life and the lives of others, it makes sense to like at your life holistically, taking care of your mind, body and soul so that you can live a truly beautiful, happy and healthy life.
Do you ever feel like you just don’t have the motivation to get up and get things done? You’re not alone and a lack of energy is something that affects a lot of us. There are all sorts of reasons you might be struggling with your energy levels from your diet to your schedule. Whatever the cause, you need to do something about it. These are some of the best ways to give yourself an energy boost.
Respecting your body will always be the first step to improving it. This means that you focus on a range of important health benefits that are tried and tested, and you manage to do so with the conventional wisdom you are already aware of. It’s easy to fall into the overly corporatized efforts towards fitness and health, and to be suckered into the promises that your personal trainer or gym class makes.
I was a twice-married woman to the man of my dreams however, I had not had a wedding.
Today, as I sit here writing down these memories, I wish I could be describing my wedding as a tear falls from my eye. These past years with Tim are full of good, bad, joyful and painful memories that I look forward to sharing with you all. But the thing that breaks my heart nearly every day is remembering the weddings that weren’t.
My mom was cooking the ground turkey while I was chopping tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and onions. Zyan was placing all the chopped vegetables in a clear glass bowl as they became available. I think her favorite part was when I asked her to toss them lightly with her hands. Zoey sat at the counter. She placed the baby spinach on one leaf at a time from a clear plastic measuring cup adding them patiently until they reached the second line. I remember her smiling and clapping her hands and yelling, "I made it!" once she reached that point.
Stress is only supposed to be a short-term survival mechanism – in a life-threatening situation stress can help us get out of danger by making us more alert, making our muscles tenser and making our blood pressure higher to keep antibodies flowing around the body. Long-term exposure to stress is not healthy. It can wear down our mind and body, resulting in insomnia, muscle fatigue, and heart disease. Taking steps to detoxify your body of cortisol (the hormone that causes stress) can be much needed to prevent burnout or worse a heart attack. Here are just some of the ways to give your body a stress detox.