Posts tagged healthy lifestyle
Effects of Cortisol + High Stress on Weight Loss

This is not what you want to hear. High levels of stress produce more cortisol which results in a lack of weight loss or even more body fat. If you’ve tried everything but the scale is not budging, you may want to check your stress levels.

Let’s get into a bit of science on this so we can better understand how to tackle this problem that probably most of us have.

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Easily Fend Off Allergies

It is spring time in South Carolina and everything I touch is covered in pollen. My pretty dark blue car is now a delightful shade of yellow. No matter what I do, spring comes with a vengeance every year. I’ve been talking to loads of people all over the country (+ world) who are experiencing the same things. Runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, general gross puffiness. You have got work to do and no time for allergies!

There’s plenty we can do to naturally and holistically kick those allergies in the face.

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5 Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

I love peppermint oil. It reminds me of Christmas time but with the oil in my pocket I get to have that feeling all year long! It not only smells delicious but has incredible benefits including helping with respiratory support, giving you energy, boosting mood and alertness, and soothing irritated stomaches.

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One Simple Step To Improve Your Mental Health + Journaling Prompts

I have struggled with my own mental health for quite a while. Sometimes I feel great other times I may be anxious or really sad. I have found this to be extremely normal but wanted to share a very powerful tool and step to improve your mental health and stay AHEAD of it so you can try to avoid it getting beyond your immediate control.

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4 Simple Healthy Habits + Why To Adopt Them

hen I finally gave in to the thought that I didn’t know it all and the thought that I was open to being an experiment, I found what truly worked. Today, I teach people how to create this lifestyle and maintain it for themselves. I wanted to share 4 of my favorite easy healthy habits that will help you uplevel your health anywhere you are. 

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3 Apps That Will Improve Your Health

We’re constantly told to reduce our phone usage, cut down the amount of apps we use, and clean up our home screens. While I am a big proponent of all of these things, technology doesn’t have to be an enemy to our health.

In fact, using the right apps, we can actually enhance our health. Here are my top 3 apps to improve your health.

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Being Your Own Health Advocate

The modern Western health care system is set up today so you don’t have to do much thinking. It’s also set up so you’re a number that gets moved along. Doctors barely have time for 15 minutes with you. Which is not their fault at all but a result of the commercialized and capitalistic society that governs the system. (I will proceed to stay on my soap box)

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My Top 3 Ways To Use Oils

It’s no secret I’m a lover of doTERRA’s essential oils. Back when I got my hands on all of the goodies in October, my entire world changed. I basically Marie Kondo’ed my entire life and got rid of all the toxic chemicals and products I had and replaced them with oils. I mean I was full force into upleveling my health. 

But I know everyone doesn’t start out with the same vigor or excitement I did. Or maybe you are pumped but have no clue where to start. I’m breaking it down nice and easy on the top three ways I use my oils daily. 

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Why You Should Never Follow A Meal Plan

I use to be obsessed with meal plans. Like tell me EXACTLY what to eat and I’ll do it. But I need specifics. I liked knowing that that the guess work was taken out of what to eat and all I had to do was cook. I searched out meal plans and found ones I liked and paid quite a bit of money over time for them.

Then when I started really diving into my own health I realized something- meal plans don’t work.

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Start Pooping Regularly

I love talking about poops. Why? They’re a huge clue into our overall health including digestion, nutrient absorption, and gut health (aka my favorite topic ever). The color, shape, consistency, and frequency of your poops can tell you a lot.

While you can check out more about exactly what your poop is telling you here, I’m here to talk about how we can be pooping regularly and what this means for our bodies.

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How To Beat The Winter Blues

You’re chugging right along in life and then BAM! You get smacked with winter. It’s cold, rainy, snowy, and all you want to do it snuggle up in bed.

I’m writing this post for me as much as I am for you. I've been struggling with motivation to keep going because all I want to do is stay wrapped in my warm blanket surrounded by my fluffy pillows in the morning.

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