What's the verdict on chocolate: good or bad? Some call it a superfood, others call it junk food. If it was good enough to use as an offering to Maya and Aztec gods, then it must have some health benefits, right?
‘Why am I always tired? No matter what I do, I just don’t feel energized, I don’t have that ‘get-up-and-go’ feeling I used to have.’ These are things way too many people are feeling way too often, especially women Feeling less than optimal all the time means that we dragging ourselves through our days rather than enjoying life’s precious moments.
Working through anxiety does take courage and commitment. Facing anxiety provoking situations is not easy. As a person with anxiety, I try to push myself to face these situations. When I get up face to face with the situation, I always wonder it seemed like such a great idea at the time, think of not showing up, and then talk myself into just doing it anyways. It’s not easy, but so far, I’ve always come out alive! There are a few things I find very helpful in managing anxiety, and even taking it away completely.
I love coffee. Many of us love coffee. It's part of a daily ritual of starting the day and the calm before the rush of the day. To be completely honest, I could drink coffee all day, 3 or 4 cups of it, easy. I've spent lots of time living in Colombia and I love how they drink coffee after lunch and take a break in the afternoon to sit down and drink coffee. Despite this deep love for the drink, I stop myself from drinking too much and I periodically take long breaks from coffee. Should you be doing this too?
Inflammation is a major player in all chronic diseases. Acutely, inflammation has 4 symptoms: redness, heat, pain and swelling. It's the body's normal healing response to injury. When it becomes chronic is when we run into health problems.
Is ‘overwhelm’ a common feeling in your days? Do you feel like you hardly ever get any down time to recharge your battery? Do you feel like you're tired but wired all the time? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, firstly, you’re not alone, and secondly, you are most likely suffering the effects of chronic stress.