Month: September 2018

Creating Space

Let’s face it we’re living in a digital world, where everything revolves around our devices, and there’s no end in sight.  Our phones and email have the potential to own us if we let them.  And the over stimulation we’re accustomed to is starting to feel like the norm.  It’s affecting our brains, our ability to communicate and truly connect, and it’s wreaking havoc on our nervous systems. Ironically, as I was scrolling through Facebook I came upon a post by Thic Nhat Hanh, a Tibetan monk, that struck me, “Every home, no matter how small, can have a breathing room. We may have a room for everything else— a bathroom, a bedroom, a living room— but most of us don’t have a room for our own breathing and peace of mind…you can make a breathing space or a breathing corner. Your breathing room is a sacred place.” This idea of creating space from the noisy digital world and all of the daily stressors we face, inspired me.  And so I embarked on the task …

How This Fitness Pro Eats on Vaca

Do I have an actual vacation plan when dining out?  No, not really.  But I’ll tell you this, I do think about how I want to eat while on holiday and how I want to feel.  One things for sure, I want to enjoy myself, and that means experiencing the local food wherever we go.  I also know that I want to feel good, and not like I can barely get up from a dinner table because I’m in a food coma. I haven’t always been at a place where I’m in tune with my eating the way I am now.  It’s taken years, and it’s a big plus that I’m in an industry that helps me prioritize my health! Truth is when I’m eating lots of veggies and whole foods I just feel so much better, more energized, I sleep better, and my skin looks healthier.  So I choose to indulge, but I also spend time seeking out healthy markets and restaurants when I’m away. I stick with an 80/20 style of eating when …