When you really really really don’t want to… do it now.

Autumn is a difficult time for me, as it is for many people who deal with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or depression issues that seem to heighten at this time of year. The one thing that helps so much when dealing with mental health issues is exercise. ~You know this.~~I know this.~ Yet, it’s the…

Studying…

I’m studying for my Holistic Nutritionist program, watching my notes, continuously looking for fantastic tidbits to share with you, however, as with beginning most courses, the foundation is being laid. And, I must admit, the foundation is a bit mundane. Not that I’m not enjoying what I’m learning, I am. All about carbohydrates, proteins, fats…

Improving me, to help you.

I believe it was June 2018 that I announced my plan to become a certified natural nutritionist. At that time, my plan was to register in the fall of 2018 and I was going to be sharing fascinating tidbits that I learned here with you. Although I do share what I learn from their recommended…

Mindset Reset

You may have seen me mention Mel Robbins on my blog in the past, or share her Tweets on Twitter, etc. I really like what she has to say. On January 1st, she started a 35-day online training program called Mindset Reset. It’s about learning to change your negative thinking habits into deliberate and positive…

Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

The morning routine

A morning routine is a must for me. My routine helps me get organized and start my day on the right path and I’ve learned just how important this impacts my day being productive. Getting through my to-do list is important to me. I have lots to do and seeing things moving forward makes me…

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Dr. Susan Jeffers

Why am I reviewing Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway on my flexitarian lifestyle blog? Because, it applies to making changes in our lives, and for many of us, eating healthy and a regular exercise routine requires a lot of effort. Any little bit of help along the way is welcome. I read plenty…

Are you a visual eater?

What’s a visual eater? If you add food to your plate, not based on what you should eat, but based on making the plate look full, you’re eating with your eyes as opposed to based on hunger signals from your body. Many in our family are visual eaters and my husband and I worked together…

“Motivation is garbage.” What a relief!

Dealing with depression is not something new to me, but I beat it. Sometimes with the help of meds, sometimes not, but I always fight a good fight for myself and win. 2018 has been a particularly long lasting depression. Meds have been slow to help and I spent most of the winter not sleeping…

Listen to your body

As newborns, we let our moms know when it was time to feed us. For some moms, we were nice enough to get ourselves on a regular feeding schedule, for other moms we weren’t quite as organized, but for a newborn baby, when the body says food, he/she sends signals to be fed. Parents don’t…