Emotions Affect Health

How Emotions Affect Health + 3 Ways to Take Control

The goal of this article is to help you align your emotions with your health. Emotions are at the center of the human experience.  They dictate how we make decisions and guide us on the path of life.  Emotions are how we experience beauty and pain, and they can make or break our successes and […]

Chronic Stress

The Shocking Truth About Stress and Health

Studies show that chronic stress can affect nearly every organ in the body.  Over time, the cells become less responsive to the regulatory effects of hormones like cortisol.  As a result, inflammation can run amuck and cause a host of health problems from autoimmune conditions to heart disease.  Fortunately, there are several things you can […]

Mind Body Connection

Is the Connection Between Mind and Body the Secret to Health?

Over the last few decades, modern medicine has begun to embrace the connection between mind and body.  So could your emotions be making you sick? As it turns out, you’re more prone to getting sick when you’re feeling down. Believe it or not, stress from poverty and childhood trauma can damage white blood cells and […]

Relaxation techniques

8 Stress Relaxation Techniques for Lasting Happiness

If you don’t know how to chill out with relaxation techniques, you’re going to burn out…it’s inevitable. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to relax. Instead, we default to coping mechanisms like Netflix and social media.  Sadly, many of us are so wound up that true relaxation sounds like a far-off dream.  Fortunately, there are plenty […]

Effects of stress

Are the Effects of Stress Quietly Hurting Your Health?

The effects of stress don’t just weigh on the mind — they also damage the body.  In fact, studies show that stress is involved in 75-90 percent of human disease. (1)  How can stress affect your health in so many ways? As it turns out, it all comes down to hormones and inflammation. With that […]

Stress Signs and Symptoms

The Ultimate Guide to Effectively Managing Stress Signs and Symptoms

No matter what you do, stress signs and symptoms are impossible to avoid.  However, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Stress is how we grow stronger mentally, emotionally and physically.  With that said, some stress can actually increase the risk of disease.  That’s why it’s important to recognize harmful stress signs and symptoms early before […]

Thanksgiving and Diabetes

Enjoy a Holiday Meal with These 7 Tips for Thanksgiving and Diabetes

Mmmm…pumpkin pie, but what will your blood sugar think?  More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and like the rest of the country, they’ll be sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. (1)  If you’re one of them, you’ll have a few rules to follow.  But don’t worry, you’ll still be […]

Mindfulness

Discover New Energy with Mindfulness and Mitochondria

Mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, increase energy, and improve focus. But have you ever wondered how? It’s well-known that mindfulness can strengthen the brain, but according to emerging research, there’s also a strong link between mindfulness and mitochondria (the energy factories of your cells).  Exactly how mindfulness boosts mitochondria may surprise you, but more on […]

How to be less critical

How To Be Less Critical and Judgmental In 3 Simple Steps

So you want to be less critical and judgmental? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The truth is, people are judgmental because they’re insecure. In other words, being judgmental is a walking advertisement that you don’t feel good about yourself. Do you really want to share that with the world? Besides, what do you […]

Positive

How To Be Happy With Your Life In 3 Simple Steps

It’s official: Americans are unhappy. According to the World Happiness Report, “The years since 2010 have not been good ones for happiness and well-being among Americans.” (1) To make matters worse, the rates of self-harm and depression have jumped as well. Why are so many Americans unhappy? Researchers think that social media, obesity, and substance […]