Like many things in life, work can be both incredibly fulfilling as well as entirely draining. These are three very simple things that I do on a regular basis to ensure that every day is more rewarding than the last. #1. Stop working. Regardless of how busy you are or how many pending items you [...]
The state of flourishing through fitness, food and body image. Our thoughts, examples and advice for creating a healthier body and lifestyle.
In any economy, employment is a blessing. Still when delivering corporate training seminars, I meet many people who are dissatisfied with and burnt out by their jobs. This is not being ungrateful – it’s being human. Do you love your job? Does your work fulfill you? If you are unhappy and disconnected with your current [...]
Salads. Man do I love them. They are extremely versatile and you can get so many good nutrients in your body in one meal. What can turn a salad into an unhealthy mess? The dressing. Store-bought bottled salad dressings are for the birds. Most include unhealthy fats, sweeteners, artificial flavors and colors and are loaded [...]
We all have certain philosophies when it comes to food. We can choose to buy all local and organic foods, source meat from a local farmer, eat out as often as we can, or find the most economical ways to feed the family. But, how do we make conscious decisions to choose our philosophies? Traditions, [...]
At this time last year, I was participating in a Lent vegan challenge and eating vegetables galore. This year, for the past few month, I haven’t been able to stomach the idea of most vegetables. This happens to me each winter, but never before to this extent. Normally, I crave seasonal produce. Not this season. [...]
Do you believe you can control your moods? My Psychology 101 college professor argued that we decide whether to let ourselves become frustrated or irritated, or to allow ourselves to be happy or calm. I wasn’t so sure about that, so decided to try my own little experiment. Whenever someone asked me “how are you?”, [...]
No one wants to visibly age. We praise people for not looking their age, or at least looking good ‘for their age!’ My studies in exercise confirm that exercise can ward off the effects of aging. It doesn’t mean you can exercise away wrinkles and sagging skin. But it does mean that you can boost [...]