Don’t Take Life Sitting Down

I think there is a mindset these days that is counterproductive and becomes a stumbling block for people who want to achieve better health. You turn on the TV and notice every other ad seems to be for some new medicine for every ailment. I am not against medicine when it is absolutely necessary, but…… Continue reading Don’t Take Life Sitting Down

Can’t Catch Some ZZZZs? How to Snooze Your Way to Better Health

One of the major issues I hear people struggle with is lack of sleep. Only in recent decades we are beginning to understand sleep, what it does, and why it is so important to a healthy life. Do you ever wake up feeling groggy or does your mind race before you go to bed? I…… Continue reading Can’t Catch Some ZZZZs? How to Snooze Your Way to Better Health

Beat Winter Blues and be a Healthy New You

This is a time of year where everyone is making new years resolutions, but winter may not be everyone’s favorite time to get healthy, and get moving. It’s cold. There’s snow. There’s lots of snow. You probably, like I do, would rather curl up in your bathrobe and chug hot chocolate before taking a snooze.…… Continue reading Beat Winter Blues and be a Healthy New You

How to Glow with Coconut Oil

It seems like every health guru out there today is proclaiming the benefits of coconut oil. There is never a single cure-all for whatever ails you (and be wary of anyone who claims there is), but coconut oil is pretty awesome stuff, and it has healing properties that are good for your skin health. Coconut…… Continue reading How to Glow with Coconut Oil

Melissa’s Guide to Nothing: An Exercise in Relaxation

Sit still. Take a deep, slow breath. Seriously, do it. There you go.  Exhale. Ahhhh… Close your eyes, well, finish this paragraph and then close your eyes for a few minutes.  Imagine a soothing place. The woods. The beach.  Somewhere quiet. You are sitting down. You hear the quiet rustling of leaves as a gentle…… Continue reading Melissa’s Guide to Nothing: An Exercise in Relaxation

I Love Food: And Why You Should Love It, Too

How do you describe your relationship with food? Healthy?  A happy marriage of nourishment and pleasure? It’s complicated? If your idea of nutrition has led to a fractured relationship that resembles a punishing, guilt-ridden maze of confusion and frustration,  I am here to help you. We count calories, guilt trip our way to the skim…… Continue reading I Love Food: And Why You Should Love It, Too