8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart healthy may also be good for your brain. Incorporate these eight healthy habits and activities into your daily life to help you optimize brain health and stay sharp in the … Continue Reading →
Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

So today is going to be a bit of a rant and an emptying of many thoughts in my head about what is happening in my family lately. I’m just warning you ahead of time. Another warning is that this is *MY* story. Yes, it involves my family, especially my son, but even so these are things happening to me that I need to get out and I want to share because I know I am not alone in things like this happening in families. I love my son unconditionally, always have, always will, but that does not mean I … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Food and Mental Health

Infographic: Food and Mental Health

This week’s infographic is all about the connection between food and mental health. It really can make such a big difference, my therapist and Hubby and son’s psychiatrists have been telling us this for years. If you, or someone you know, has any issue with mental health please consider adding some of the positive foods and reducing negative foods from your diet. Have you noticed the correlation between food and mental health? Infographic source: http://www.topcounselingschools.org/food-and-mental-health/  Continue Reading →
How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

It is nearly impossible to escape the holiday season, it surrounds us everywhere. For some of us it can become extremely overwhelming. It is possible though to really enjoy the holidays. We all have to understand certain realities though and work hard to not get too stressed out during this time of the year. Here are eight things to remember so that you can really enjoy the holidays this year. You Don’t Have to Do It All Many of us, especially women, really struggle with this. We have expectations of making the perfect holiday season for our family. Relax. You … Continue Reading →
August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

You all know I love unique holidays and celebrations and I just found out that August is Happiness Happens Month! This celebration is made for people like me! Being happy has got to be the best thing – I mean what is not to love about it? This week’s infographic is all about the science of happiness. There are some really interesting facts about our brains and factors that influence our happiness in everyday life. Notice that exercise releases proteins and endorphins in our brain that make us happier too! Make sure you check out the Secret Society of Happy … Continue Reading →
Procrastinating Does Not Help

Procrastinating Does Not Help

I’m sure I have talked about being a procrastinator here before. I am really good at it. Sadly.  Hiding out in bed, pulling the covers up over you, none of that makes things go away. However, I have been trying really hard lately to reform my ways. Really, really hard. This does not mean I have overcome my procrastination, it just means I am trying and finally noticing the benefits of taking on tasks and needs as they come instead of worrying like a crazy woman and putting them off… and off and off and off and off again. I … Continue Reading →
What I realized in therapy yesterday

What I realized in therapy yesterday

Most of you know I am a big believer in therapy. My family and I have been seeing one for quite some time. We started going as a family for my son when he was little and went both as a family, just him, sometimes son and I, sometimes Hubby and son. Our current therapist (there have been several over the years) is my favorite. Therapy can be really hard, but in a good way. She is the one who told us that we cannot fix the family “system” unless we work on our individual “stuff” first. Many of my … Continue Reading →
Working Through Your Stuff

Working Through Your Stuff

Along with working on our bodies to get healthier, we always have to work on our minds. Luckily, we can work on both of those things and they help each other at the same time. Don’t you love when things work out like that? stuff (noun): all of those emotions, triggers, and thoughts that cause you to be closed and not enjoy life as much as possible I was browsing Gaiam TV’s site yesterday after doing my yoga in the morning (disclosure: I am compensated as a member of the #MyYoga team for Gaiam, opinions are my own) and came … Continue Reading →
April is Stress Awareness Month [infographic]

April is Stress Awareness Month [infographic]

If you have been reading my blog lately you know that I have been under a lot of stress lately with my son. It is what it is and I am managing to get through it. However, I do always notice when I am experiencing a lot of stress that I start feeling it physically. I tend to catch colds easier, have more headaches, and even my blood pressure will go up. Sometimes there is just an achiness all over too. When I take charge of my stress and do things to combat it I always start to feel better. … Continue Reading →
Life is hard, but I will be okay

Life is hard, but I will be okay

Today I am going to share what has been happening with my life as a mom. For those that may read this and wonder why I am sharing these kinds of things on my blog for anyone to read, it is because I know I am not the only one these things happen to. Sharing here helps 1) me by letting it out and 2) others who have had similar situations because it helps to know we are not alone. In August of 2013 Hubby and I asked (told) our son to leave. I could not ever have imagined I … Continue Reading →