Wellness Tonic

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

Diet No More

Contributed by Patricia N. I tried the Atkins diet, the Blood Type diet as well as all of the different fasts and cleanses available.  I would lose weight but then gain it all back.  I just found dieting to be too difficult.  Then one day it hit me, instead of making...

Living in a Stress-Free Zone

Contributed by Mary B. My doctor told me I needed to avoid stress.  I thought he was insane.  How can I avoid stress?  My whole life is stress.  So I went to my friend who always seems to be at peace.  I asked her ‘How are you able to avoid stress?’  Here is what she...

Live Long & Healthy

Contributed by Carol K. People are living longer. All you have to do is look around you to see that. In a recent commercial ("Age Stickers") for Prudential, they represented the aging population using stickers that dramatically visualized this phenomenon. While it is...

The Power of Napping

Contributed by Chad G.   In Japan, employees are allowed to nap on the job. This is called Inemuri – a practice of sleeping and still being present. Loughborough University Sleep Research Centre in the United Kingdom found that taking a power nap between 1 pm and...

Health Myths

Contributed by Louise G. It is hard to figure out what to eat. We hear conflicting information all the time. First, eggs have too much cholesterol.  Now, eggs are healthy.  Don’t eat any carbohydrates vs.  be sure to eat whole grain bread.  How can we be sure what we...

Daphnes Foods’ Kale Chips Recipe

Contributed by Donna Marie Source: Daphnes Foods, Transforming Lives Through Food Food enthusiast, Corona Sanchez is the creator of Daphnes Foods and her ultimate goal is to have a recognized brand of  foods, available in food markets throughout the city – with these...

Making My Health a Priority in 2013 – An Update

Contributed by Debra D. For 2013 I made a wellness resolution—I decided to put my health first. I had noticed I easily spent time watching hours of TV and scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed but often complained about not having the time to be healthy.  How could I...

More Unhealthy “Health” Foods Exposed

Contributed by Kate M. My recipe for healthier eating Watch what you add to salads Use oil and vinegar to dress your salad Eat a variety of nuts instead of a granola bar Get whole grains from bulgar wheat, oatmeal and brown rice instead of sugary cereal  ...

Healthy Skin in 6

Contributed by Ilse U. Healthy skin can be yours. In addition to important daily activities, such as applying sunscreen every morning, using a gentle cleaner to wash up twice a day and ending the evening with a nourishing moisturizer at night (if needed); what you eat...

De-Cluttering Does A Mind Good

Contributed by Alicia Y. I have been working with clients for years helping them organize their homes and their lives. While each client has different "stuff," they all have the same excuses, excuses that hold them back from a life with less stress.  Think about it,...

Some Truths about Healthy Foods

Contributed by Kate M. My recipe for avoiding unhealthy health food Watch what you add to salads Use oil and vinegar to dress your salad Eat a variety of nuts instead of a granola bar Get whole grains from bulgar wheat, oatmeal and brown rice instead of sugary cereal...

Living in a Stress Free Zone

Contributed by Mary B. My doctor told me I needed to avoid stress.  I thought he was insane.  How can I avoid stress?  My whole life is stress.  So I went to my friend who always seems to be at peace.  I asked her, How are you able to avoid stress?  Here are her...

Release Your Unwanted Pounds

Contributed by Caroline J.   As a nation, we are becoming bigger and bigger. The usual excuses for the increase in obesity is that we lead a sedentary lifestyle compared to that of our forefathers. But when you look back in time, our ancestors did not do that...

How I Made the Switch to Whole Grains

Contributed by Claire F. My Recipe for Adding Whole Grains Switch to whole grain or rye bread for sandwiches Use brown rice instead of white Try quinoa or tabbouleh instead of cous cous Choose steel cut oats over instant oatmeal Add barley or farro to soups Change to...

How to Get the Best of PMS

Contributed By Mildred H. My PMS-Busting Recipe Eat more leafy green vegetables Include fish such as sardines and yellow fin tuna in your diet Add black, pinto and navy beans to meals Eat seaweed rich foods like sushi and miso soup Have nuts at snack time. PMS affects...