Wellness Tonic

#WellnessTonic delivers themes related to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing–all intended to inspire empowering mindset shifts.

Live Long & Healthy

Live Long & Healthy

People are living longer lives.  It was once unheard of to live to 100, but now people are even living beyond 100 years old. Here are some things you can do to live a long, healthy life.

Wellness Tonic Ingredient:  Stillness | May 2020 Edition, Issue #1

Wellness Tonic Ingredient: Stillness | May 2020 Edition, Issue #1

Welcome to your Wellness Tonic Newsbite!  We aim to bring some interesting, informative and helpful ideas intended to shift mindsets and reduce stress levels. This month we are featuring Peace of Mind, an especially timely topic given the world we’re living in right now.

Introducing Food For The Soul’s Wellness Tonic | April 2020

Introducing Food For The Soul’s Wellness Tonic | April 2020

After all these years of sharing uplifting thoughts, I’ve decided to introduce Wellness Tonic—a monthly newsletter to bring you wellness-related topics that I hope you’ll find interesting, informative, helpful in shifting our mindsets and reducing stress levels.

5 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

5 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

There are many different fads for increasing your immunity and preventing colds; but the basics still work. Here are five easy ways to help prevent you from getting COVID-19 or catching the common cold.

In Praise of Naps

In Praise of Naps

I just woke up from a Sunday afternoon nap, an indulgence I enjoy whenever I can. I’m refreshed, at peace and ready to work. I don’t restrict my indulging to weekends. The weekday nap has its place.

The Best New Exercises for Women

The Best New Exercises for Women

While classic movements like the pushup, lunge, and squat are the staples of any good workout plan, varying the way you perform these exercises every 4 weeks can help you avoid plateaus, beat boredom, and speed fat loss.

My Self-Motivation Recipe

My Self-Motivation Recipe

I decided to do some research on motivation and see if I could come up with a recipe to motivate myself.

Healthy Eating, Easy as 1-2-3

Healthy Eating, Easy as 1-2-3

There are so many products with ingredients added, additives that would never be in a product if it was made from scratch. And, the main culprit these products have in common? None other than simple sugars. Here are some easy ways you can cut back on all the hidden sugars.

How to Lose Weight

How to Lose Weight

Many of us make up for the extra calorie intake by working out, often on the treadmill.  The problem with this type of thinking is that the extra time on the treadmill may not lead to that many extra calories burned.  So if the treadmill isn’t working, how can you lose weight?

Welcome the Change

Welcome the Change

“The Change” is an inevitable part of life. For decades, menopause was clouded in shameful secrecy. Now, we are able to speak about it openly, but it is still clouded in mystery.

Sit Up Straight!

Contributed by Natalie S. Does that phrase sound familiar to you?  If you’re like me you probably heard this refrain time and time again when you were growing up. As much as I hated it then, I came to realize the benefits of this habit, benefits that last a lifetime....

How to Avoid Comfort Eating

Contributed by Sylvia R. Food is often used for comfort.  When we are sad, we may look to a pint of ice cream for comfort.  When we are stressed, that bag of chips suddenly seems necessary.  But all comfort eating does is make us feel worse afterwards.  We knock...

Are You Vitamin Deficient?

Contributed by Benji D. Did you know that crazy diets and processed foods as well as a lack of sunshine, whole foods and physical activity leave many of us without the vitamins they need to live a healthy life?  Here are the top four vitamins that may be missing from...

Wellness Websites and Apps

Contributed by Matilda L. I am not too into exercising or eating healthy and I find it’s not so easy to motivate myself; but I know I need to.  Being the visual learner I am and my fascination with numbers, I decided to investigate different online tools that might...

How To Be An Empowered Patient

Contributed by Jerome M. When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, I was scared.  I didn’t know anything about it except that Lance Armstrong had it.  He lived but would I?  I was terrified to have the test, go to my appointments and get treatments.  Luckily, I was...

How to Get your RDA of Fruits and Vegetables

Contributed by Ernest J. I don’t know about you but I am totally confused by the Food Pyramid.  I know I am supposed to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables but how much is a serving?  Is it a whole apple? Or a container of berries?  I decided to figure it out and...

Easy, Healthy Snacks To Go

Contributed by Victor T. Staying in shape and eating healthy isn’t that hard if you plan ahead.  Planning meals and brown bagging your lunch is one step. But many people falter when it comes to planning snacks ahead of time.  It is easy to grab some snacks from the...