Being a Stress Eater Really Sucks
I'm on a quest to lose the last bit of weight before hitting my goal. Unfortunately, I'm also a stress eater. This means I often find comfort in foods when things get a bit screwy in my life. And the events of January 6th really didn't help my situation.
Cozy is a State of Mind
I've moved five times in the past two years, often to cramped, unsightly spaces with people I don't know very well because it was all I could afford on a student's budget. Other times, I've had to endure the unorganized chaos of roommates who didn't share my clean freak sensibilities. Or the understanding that leaving dishes unattended for three weeks in the sink (not exaggerating) was just begging for a rodent infestation. I've been awoken by the stompings of my upstairs neighbours who either had freakishly large footfalls or were perpetually dragging a ten-tonne boulder back and forth across their living room at 2AM. Conversations have also filtered through my walls conducted by my roommates about the merits of the African phallic member, repleted with excessive usage of the N-word, affirmations that immigrants in Canada should "speak English" and a particularly jarring assertion that I, a black woman, was a "good one."
I'll Raise You a Steak Tartar for Your Butternut Bake
More and more people are going meatless, and it's not just a fleeting trend. However, different people make dietary changes in different ways and at a different pace. Some choose to gradually reduce certain foods while others prefer to make a 180 degree shift in their diet all at once. Some find a comfortable place in the middle, while others find it impossible to compromise.
Staying sane during the global turbulence part 2.
There is no doubt that this year has been a wild ride for the collective. The themes of fear, division and uncertainty have dominated headlines and headspaces all over the globe, and for many it continues, hence why I decided to write the second part of my article “Staying sane during the global turbulence” published in March. Since then it increasingly feels like many issues that were for a long time swept under the carpet , both individually and collectively, are coming to the surface to be dealt with. We are being triggered left and right, and are forced to acknowledge, to heal, to integrate, to let go of that which no longer serves us. To shed the old and welcome the new. Those who are into self-development and healing are well aware of this process, and having done certain amount of inner work, are somehow better prepared to handle current climate. For others, it is a whole new territory and things can be terrifying. While I believe there to be a bigger picture and this chaos, albeit challenging being part of the transformational process for the planet and its inhabitants , I acknowledge the current need for extra support when it comes to mental and physical health. So let’s explore couple of additional tools to help us ride these waves.
Why You Should Ditch Your Phone Before Bed
Our phones have become a part of our daily routine. We can’t imagine going anywhere without them. Most people today get into bed to try and fall asleep while using their phones even once they’re in bed. Listening to some calming music or watching your favorite show may seem like a good way to fall asleep, but a growing body of research highlights that this could be problematic.
Black Minds Matter
Growing up the black community I knew that seeking help for mental health was seen as weird and taboo. Telling someone you are in therapy was like openly admitting to being that psycho killer from all the horror movies. There are a wide variety of mental health issues that stretch a wide spectrum of intensity that affect most of the population. Why does my community think it affects all these people, but not us? We want to be strong. We want to be the perfect embodiment of strength. We want to be built so strong that no one from the outside world could ever break us down. Having a mental health issue is seen as a weakness. It is the crack in the foundation that threatens to tear the whole structure down. Just like eye color and freckles this is something that is passed down from parent to child year after year. It is one of those generational curses that people are always talking about. One that needs to be broken now across the board. One that is causing more harm by having so many people not receive the help they need from fear of they will be perceived.
How To Workout At Home Without Getting Distracted
I started quarantine off strong with all of my fitness goals written out and on track, I even hosted a monthly challenge in April and May! In April I focused on abs and in May I created a full body circuit. However, as time went on, I slowly fell off track and ultimately just stopped working out. Now, as a professional dancer, my body was NOT happy with me. I grew tight, stiff, and unmotivated.
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How Meal Prep Can Keep Your Keto Lifestyle on Track
When making a major diet and lifestyle change, two of the most common challenges people face are: 1. eating clean but still enjoying foods you love that taste delicious, and 2. designating time to buy ingredients, cook, and prepare for the week ahead. If you’re looking for ways to simplify your lifestyle and help keep yourself accountable, whether you’re on a keto diet, a paleo diet, or just committing yourself to increasing your protein intake day to day, meal prepping can revolutionize your daily habits to keep you on track.
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What are Some Healthy Foods for Your Brain
We all know that all of us have been affected by the situation that we are going through in one way or the other. We know that our brain is the most important or the primary unit of our body because it controls infinite tasks that we ought to do every single day, so it is important that we keep it healthy and help it is nourishing for the better.
From 6-inch Heels to Barefoot Shoes. My Seven Year Old Vivobarefoot Gobi Shoes.
If you met me 8 years ago. One thing would be certain, I would be wearing high heels. That all changed when I discovered the health benefits of wearing barefoot shoes. My first pair of barefoot shoes was the Gobi boots from Vivobatefoot, one of the best purchases I've made. Apart from the navy leather fading, they're in pretty good condition seven years later.
VINYASA BLISS - Part-4:
DAY 22 of #31dayyogachallenge — JANUARY 22nd, 2021 ✨ Corpse Pose ✨ (Savasana) Many people understand the hazards of being in financial debt. But we can also accrue debts to our health by not getting enough sleep.
Satisfaction Brought him Back
There are a vast variety of spiritual things going on in this world right now. We have just witnessed a roller coaster of a year, with so many unexpected turns. Well, we absolutely made it. Congrats guys, take a moment to pat yourself on the back. "Treat every small victory as if you just won the super bowl!" - Lewis Howes
Can you live without smell?
Can you live without smell? I am asking this question because it is something that I think about every day. At first glance, it sounds like an obvious answer, sure you can live without smell. Out of all your senses, it is probably not even the most vital one. Is not being able to smell your coffee, your wine, or even flowers that big of a deal? Maybe it is one sense that if you lost, you could bear without, compared to losing sight or hearing. How often do you even think about the way something smells anyway? How many times throughout the day do you think about the different items you are interacting with and how they might smell? As someone who has not been able to smell for the past year and a half, I can honestly say, I think about what I cannot smell every day.
We're MINT To Be!!
Growing up, I was only aware of mint gums and candies. My go-to candies were more creative in taste and flavor [unlike mint].
THE SENSATIONS OF A FULL BODY MASSAGE
A Much Needed Me Time Stress had taken over me. How I yearned to relax and pamper myself. Keeping myself busy made me forget about my own needs. I knew all too well how important it is to tend to my own needs. Caring for myself now will allow me to help others. There’s no need to go on with stress. It is important that I take the time to heal and recalibrate and a massage would work wonders. Yes, I will book a massage for my well-being.
Fall In Love With Passionfruit!!
Passionfruit has never been the fruit I knew much about. Outside of apples, bananas, pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe, and oranges, I didn't know many other fruits when I was growing up.
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