Category Archives: General wellness

What anxiety really feels like

Anxiety is tough, tells us so many stories and has many physical symptoms.

Reposted from @branchesofgrowth on Instagram


Who do you want to be in the new year?

Accomplishments are great! What helps you achieve everything is who you ARE. Instead of focusing on New Years Resolutions (which are generally ineffective and arbitrary with no plan and little chance of succeeding), focus your attention on becoming the person you most want to be. You can begin your journey TODAY by being clear about who you are, who you want to be, and how you want to feel. You can start now because the journey is too amazing to wait a random day for. Breaking News: January 1 is just another ordinary Tuesday.
The accomplishments will come – and will be a joyful and easy byproduct of your work on yourself. I guarantee it. Questions to reflect on:

  1. How do I want to feel inside?
  2. How would I achieve better/more if I work on who I am at my core?
  3. What aspects of myself hold me back from having the life I most want?
  4. What traits of successful people would I like to inhabit?
  5. What is my process to learn to inhabit these traits?
  6. What aspects of myself have I always wanted to address, but didn’t? Why?

Start here and you WILL achieve everything you want to. It won’t be an uphill slog, like resolutions can be. It’ll be easy, you’ll be excited, and so focused on your *being* that the *doing* will just happen and will be fun.


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How negative emotions influence your organs.

15 March

#MindBodyConnection #Health #Wellness #HolisticWellbeing

Did you really think you can get away with feeling depressed or sad or angry every single day? Of course you can’t! Like with stress, emotions do have an effect on our bodily functions and our organs.

If you want to think of yourself as a holistic being, you need to understand that whatever is going on in one part of your being does influence the other areas.

Anger for instance, is associated with the liver. When you remain furious for too long, it will have a negative influence on that specific organ. This may cause a variety of symptoms including loss of appetite and bad indigestion. Prolonged or suppressed anger and frustration may cause a stagnant liver, which in turn can result in severe depression.

Don’t believe me? Well, the body-mind connection is a reality and if you need more information, feel free to read Phallavi Thakur’s article on the subject here.


The speaking tree –

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Healthy bedtime snacks


@cloud_b @PreventionMag #BedtimeSnacks #HealthyEating #SleepSupport

How many times have your child poked you awake in the middle of the night and announced that he is hungry? As a parent, I often just sigh, get up and give them some crisps and a glass of milk. Cloudb, a blog focusing on sleeping tips, suggests that we should make a bedtime snack part of a child’s routine.

Now, please, don’t just give in to the temptation of grabbing something quick and stuffing your child with high calorie snacks. You will have them bouncing off the walls and you may end up clawing at those same walls in frustration!

You need calming foods such as bananas, milk. Bananas, for instance, are packed with vitamin B6 and magnesium. B6 is a vitamin that aids the body in producing serotonin, a relaxing neurotransmitter, that aids in sleep. Magnesium, also found abundantly in almond butter, prevents insomnia.

In addition to the snacks mentioned in the image above, you can consider tart cherry juice, which is a source of melatonin, the sleep regulating hormone. A cup of popcorn, dusted with cinnamon and paprika, is also ideal. The carbs in popcorn aids the release of insulin, which has been proved to influence your circadian clock and helps to boost your metabolism. For more of these snack ideas, click here.

Of course these snacks can also be helpful for grown-ups. If you are like me, you will feel a bit peckish before you hit the sack. I tend to grab the easiest bite in the grocery cupboard, cookies! Oops! You’ll fare better when choosing wisely from the selection I’ve suggested above. Perhaps, tonight, I’ll give that cherry juice a go!

Image source:

Cloudb –


CLOUDB.  2013.  10 Quick and healthy bedtime snacks.  [Web:]                      MIGALA, Jessica.  2014.  10 Perfect bedtime snacks.  [Web:] Prevention:


Take care of yourself: top tips how


#SelfCare #SelfImprovement #Happiness #StressRelief

Read the full article by Emma Boucher  here.


BOUCHER, Emma.  2015.  10 Top self-care tips every busy woman needs.  [Web:]

5 Unhealthy Habits Everyone Needs To Ditch Now: A Doctor Explains


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Article via @mindbodygreen by dr Rachel Abrams

“Is it possible to avoid heart attacks, ulcers, headaches, cancer, and other poor health events? YES! It is true that we don’t have complete control over the universe, and sometimes, “shit happens,” but it is very clear that negative health triggers increase our risk for poor health events. Knowing what they are and avoiding them just might save your life.” [Abrams:2017]

Dr Rachel Abrams tells us how bad stress, inactivity, unconscious eating and a few other bad habits, can influence our physical well-being.

Read the full article here.


ABRAMS, Rachel, Dr.  2017.  MBG (Mind Body Green)