Mind

Live, Laugh, Love Series: 6 Steps to Achieving Self-Love

Live, Laugh, Love Series: 6 Steps to Achieving Self-Love

As part of my Live, Laugh, Love series, I want to explore the theme on a deeper level, and share through my own personal experiences of how I learned to self-love. Our goal is to gain an understanding and put into practice what it really means to “Live, Laugh, and Love”.  Overall, through reading, reflecting […]

Cashews can make you “Happy!”

  Pharrell just seemed fitting because of the great mood boosters that cashews are. Looking to get happy naturally? Check it out! Cashews provide magnesium People who have higher levels of magnesium have a lower likelihood of having depression, central obesity and body fat percent overall Cashews have tryptophan The body requires this tryptophan to produce serotonin. […]

10 Valuable Mantras I Learned from a Kid

10 Valuable Mantras I Learned from a Kid

One of my recent titles is step-parent, or “MamaSabs.”  Co-parenting an effervescent, ten year old girl has been challenging, yet very fulfilling.  As expected, I learned the basics:  how to reward, discipline, support, keep her on schedule… I did not expect, however, to be taught and reminded of life’s valuable mantras.  Take note from our […]

7 Brain Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

7 Brain Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Did you know that your brain is a lazybones? It loves shortcuts. Like all things, it requires a bit of momentum to disrupt its predetermined equilibrium. It is much easier to consistently validate your current beliefs by surrounding yourself with familiar propaganda than challenge what you think you already know. Our brains compartmentalize topics into […]

5 Easy Steps to Ground Yourself When You’re Floating in the Limbo of Life

5 Easy Steps to Ground Yourself When You’re Floating in the Limbo of Life

“I just don’t know what to do with myself…I don’t know what to do with myself,” (The White Stripes) sing it with me.  Have you ever found yourself in a state of thought paralysis?  Maybe your plans didn’t work out, you went through a break up, lost a job, moved unexpectedly, detoured down some appealing […]

Memes, Meaning, and the Mind

Memes, Meaning, and the Mind

No it’s not. Well, physiologically speaking it is. Our bodies respond faster to the foods we eat than it does to physical activity (i.e. food poisoning, nutritional deficiencies, etc…). While BOTH healthy eating and physical activity are essential to wellness, our health is 100% influenced by the mind. Our wellness goals are accomplished in the mind […]

You’re Over Your Old Emotions? (Not So Fast)

You’re Over Your Old Emotions? (Not So Fast)

Have you ever had one of those experiences where old emotions  resurface? Lately, I’ve been in certain situations where those old thought patterns have started to reappear. I mean, I understand we all deal with a certain amount of depression, anger, anxiety, but I’m talking about those old thought patterns of a former self. After […]