Category Archives: Natural Wellness

Do You Have These Hidden Sources of Stress in Your Life?

Do you have these hidden sources of stress in your life? |

Stress comes in many different forms, and in many cases it’s unavoidable, but today I want to talk about some of the more subtle forms of stress that we might not even realize are having an effect on us.

It’s true that what seems only mildly stressful to one person may be extremely stressful to someone else, and we’re all effected to different degrees by the various stressors in our lives. It’s also true, though, that we can be unaware of the things that are causing us stress until they have been removed from our lives.Continue Reading

Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Ruining Your Metabolism? 7 Signs You’re Making This Common Mistake


Is your healthy lifestyle ruining your metabolism? 7 Signs you're making this common mistake |

Did you know that trying to be healthy can actually end up harming your metabolism instead of helping it?

It sounds crazy, but it’s a very common mistake that too many people (myself included) have made.

When you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it’s very, very easy to get caught in the trap of stressing about every little detail and feeling like you have to do everything perfectly.Continue Reading

12 Immune Boosting Foods You Already Have In Your Kitchen

12 immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen |

When we think of immune boosting foods, often some of the first things that come to mind are the exotic superfoods that are praised for their amazing healing properties.

We tend to think that if a food comes from a faraway place, or it it has an exotic-sounding name that’s hard to pronounce that it somehow has more nutrients or more beneficial properties than the “normal” foods do.

The superfoods that we sometimes forget about, though, are the more common ones that are just as good, especially since there are many different foods that all share the same types of nutrients and healing properties. So, if you’re looking for something high in antioxidants, for example, you don’t necessarily have to have an exotic berry from a faraway tropical island. The berries you could grow in your own backyard can be just as helpful.Continue Reading

15 Tips for a Brighter Mood This Winter


15 tips for a brighter mood this winter |

Of the four seasons, winter is definitely my least favorite. The month of December usually goes by pretty quickly with all of the holiday activities, but the rest of the winter always seems to last forever with the frigid temperatures, dingy snow piles, and dark, dreary days.

By the time spring finally comes around, I’m always thoroughly tired of constantly shivering, and I’m craving sunlight and warmth. If you live anywhere where the winter season is cold and dark, you probably know exactly what I mean.Continue Reading

A Surprising Way to Create More Joy In Your Life


A surprising way to create more joy in your life |

When you think of the idea of creating more joy in your life, what’s the first thing you think of?

Chances are, you probably didn’t think of words like “tidying” or “organizing” or “de-cluttering,” right?

Yeah, those are probably the last words that would have come to my mind, too! That’s why I was so surprised when I first heard about the concept that taking care of clutter could actually lead to creating more joy.Continue Reading

The Common Health Mistake You’re Probably Making

The common health mistake you might be making |


A lot of times, we tend to think of health in terms of right and wrong. Of black and white. Eat this food. Don’t eat that one. Take this supplement. Do this exercise, etc.

And the more we try to follow all of those “rules” to the letter, the more confusing it seems to get. The more you start reading and learning about the topic of natural health, the more you realize how many different opinions there are and how often those opinions seem to contradict one another.Continue Reading

Are You An Introvert or an Extrovert? And Why It Matters for Your Health


Are you an introvert or an extrovert? And why it matters for your health |

If you’ve been on social media lately, chances are you’ve noticed more and more mention of the topic of introverts and extroverts.

Why all of this  increased focus on personality types (and especially about the topic of introversion)? Well, my guess is that it started, at least in part, when Susan Cain published her bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

This book was a big deal for a lot of introverts because it helped us to understand ourselves better and to realize that we’re not actually crazy and that it’s ok to be a quieter, more reserved person in a culture that usually tends to value being gregarious and outgoing. (And, yes, I definitely fall into the introvert category. In fact, I’m an introverted introvert, or a double introvert, you could say.)Continue Reading