Posts that look at lifestyle issues.
Spring Exercise Routine
Spring is here, and it’s time to get moving! No more hibernating under thick blankets and bundling up in layers and layers of clothes. We have more extended daylight hours and warmer weather ahead, so let’s get ready to spring into fitness. At this time of year, when the weather is nicer, we have more options to be active. Whether you choose running, walking, swimming, or cycling, you’ll benefit greatly from incorporating more exercise into your daily routine. No, it doesn’t have to be a grueling session at the gym. A vigorous walk or a hike on a gorgeous trail is just as good. And variety is good, so mix…
Beet and Citrus Salad
There are so many seasonal fruits and vegetables to look forward to when spring rolls around. Two of my favorites are beets and spinach. I like to combine the sweet taste of beets with the tanginess of citrus and the bold flavor of goat cheese to make a delicious and vibrantly colored salad. For a dressing, I like to drizzle it with my healthy go-to oil and vinegar dressing. The light flavor allows the taste of the salad to shine through. Optionally, you can add cooked shrimp or chicken for protein for a fully balanced meal. The recipe calls for goat cheese, but if you don’t eat it, you can…
Spring Clean Your Wellness
Every year when spring rolls around, we think “Time for spring cleaning!” We clear out the cobwebs, sweep the front step, tidy up our rooms, and freshen our homes to welcome the warm weather and sunny days ahead. One area we don’t think to spring clean is our wellness. It’s essential for our well-being to check in once in a while to make sure everything is tidied up and we’re ready for the coming season. I’m going to share with you three of my favorite lifestyle changes to make every spring that will help you do just that. They’re fairly easy to implement and you’ll reap plenty of health benefits.…
Contentment vs. Happiness: What’s the Difference?
Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you purchase something using the link. Read the full disclaimer policy here. Originally published on August 31, 2018; Updated on August 24, 2022 The terms happiness and contentment have become more or less interchangeable. While they both have to do with feeling happy, there’s a difference between the two. There are reasons to strive for contentment vs. happiness in the grand scheme of things. Let’s take a look at the two terms, what they mean, and most importantly on…
Micro Habits: Small Changes that Boost Motivation
Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you purchase something using the link. Read the full disclaimer policy here. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of breaking a bad habit or beginning a new one? It’s not uncommon to put off making changes, even when we really want to. There are lots of reasons why people avoid change. Some of the top include- Fear of failure Fear of judgement Overwhelm and underwhelm Uncertainty where to begin If any of these sound familiar, there’s a…