Healthy Living

How to Spot the 4 Types of Negative Self-Talk

It’s not uncommon for many of us to have thoughts and conversations running inside our heads. It could be your to-do list for the day, a random observation about your surroundings, or it could be your own self-talk. Self-talk is defined as the dialogue you have going on inside your head. It can be either …

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4 Plants Your Garden Can’t Live Without

Before you know it, winter’s gloom will melt away, and the warmth of the springtime sun will be back in its full glory. If you’re itching to get a head start on the beautiful new beginnings that happen with the onset of spring, there’s no better way than to begin planning for a garden.  Gardening …

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4 Ways to Be Mindful This Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The lights are twinkling, the hot cocoa is poured, and you’re cozied up to a warm fireplace with your loved ones. For many, this is a season of family, laughter, and celebration. But, it’s also a time of year that can get even the jolliest of us …

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5 Surprising Facts to Know About Your Liver

When you think of your liver, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s all those heavy nights of drinking. Or maybe it’s just that nagging feeling that your liver needs a good detox. Either way, this superhero organ does much more than just filtering out your lifestyle indulgences and toxic exposures. …

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Regular Blood Testing: Getting the Real Score of Your Wellness Game

You get your rest. You practice mindfulness. You watch what you eat and you exercise. That should be enough to ensure your health and well-being along the journey of life, right? Right. Well, almost right. There is one more thing you can do that can impact how well you navigate your health: Have your blood …

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The Happiness Factor: 5 Ways to Get More of It

We all strive to be “happy and healthy,” yet both can be elusive and even subjective. How one person describes their level of happiness might seem snooze-worthy to someone else. So how do we figure out what really makes us happy? And what is happiness anyway? First, let’s start with a simple definition. Happiness is …

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Composting 101: Tips to Make Composting Easy

Have you ever considered putting your food scraps to good use by composting them? It’s not as complicated as you may think. Composting is an economical way to recycle food and plant waste and provide a little extra TLC to your garden. How to get started First, decide on the type of container to use. …

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Three Strategies for Better Sleep

Next to the benefits of a healthy diet, sleep is one of the most essential requirements for maintaining optimal physical and mental wellbeing. Individuals who have normal and consistent sleep patterns benefit from increased longevity, improved brain health, higher HDL levels, and healthy blood sugar levels. This is no big surprise because sleep restores you …

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