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Unmasking What Matters In Life After 40 and Beyond

On my podcast "The Wellness Journey Podcast Series"  I interview Sandra Joseph, celebrated Broadway Actress, and Author of  “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway”.  It was a very revealing and inspiring interview.  Sandra Joseph played the role of Christine DaaĆ© in the “The Phantom of the Opera” for nearly a decade. Now, she is using her voice in a new way — as an author, keynote speaker, and thought leader — to inspire audiences everywhere. Her new book — “Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway” — launched on January 23, 2018, in step with the 30th anniversary of “The Phantom of the Opera,” which occurred on January 26th and will be celebrated all year long. “Make your life into a work of art that is a true reflection of who you are in all of your unmasked, imperfect glory.” Sandra Joseph After 10 years on Broadway, Sandra Joseph — the longest-running leading lady in Broadway’s longest-running show, “The Phantom of the …

10 Holistic Ways To Enhance Your Mind, Body, Spirit Connection in Mid-Life

I have discovered in mid-life the importance of self-care and doing those things that are necessary to increase my mind, body, spirit connection.  I  have learned that if I am not feeling well in my spirit, it impacts my body and my mind.  If I am not well in my body, my spirit and mind suffer.  The reality is that we need to strive to be well in our mind, body, and spirit.  Here are a few ways to help you connect more with your mind, body, and spirit.  By practicing these holistic steps, you check in with yourself, make the necessary adjustments, and continue to nurture that mind, body, and spirit connection.
Walk It Off
 - Adding a quick walk to your day can help relieve that holiday stress. Getting outside in nature and taking a brisk walk does wonders for alleviating stress. Try taking a quick 15-minute walk to energize you and boost your mood.

Restore and Reenergize Your Body - Needs some extra energy? Drink a green smoothie, it will give your body the much-needed nutrients you nee…

Great Recipes Made With Foods That Help Reduce The Feeling of Being Overwhelmed and STRESSED OUT!

Food, herbs, and spices truly are an integral part of our healing from multiple ailments.  The foods and recipes below are very good to eat when dealing with anxiety and stress.  
Toasted Walnuts
The warm, toasted nuts airlines often serve to their first class customers may be doing more to help pampered passengers relax during flight than the cushy seats and fluffy pillows. Researchers at Penn State University found that regularly snacking on walnuts may help your body respond better to stress. Study participants who added a small daily dose of walnuts and walnut oil to their diet experienced a smaller rise in blood pressure during stressful events like giving an impromptu speech. Scientists speculate that the heart-healthy omega-3 fats may be responsible for the nuts' calming benefits. Walnuts are great straight out of the package, but toasting them enhances the flavor and brings them to a whole new level. Simply arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in a 350-degr…

Do One Thing - Tips to Improve Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Vitality As We Move Toward Mid-Life

Over the last 15 year Julia Scalise, DN, PhD listened to her clients say there were feeling overwhelmed with life’s responsibilities and financial challenges.  This feeling of overwhelm also began to interfere with there health and wellness goals.   As a result, Julia decided to write a book “do One Thing – 31 Easy Tips to Improve Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Vitality”.  A book that shares wonderful information about to ultimately feel better and live better. During our interview, Julia shares some of these tips.  You will be surprised how simple yet impactful they are.    Julia has helped 100’s of clients using these tips and other techniques to help them eliminate underlying causes of health issues, discover ways to improve emotional wellbeing, attain a more positive outlook on life, and to ultimately find their bliss. Click here to listen to this motivating interview with Dr. Julia Scalise 

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Does Your Soul Need To Be Healed? If so you must listen to this!!

We are the result of the sum total of our life’s experiences – both good and bad.  By the time we get to mid-life we have a lot of “hurt” baggage that has unpacked its contents in the depths of our soul.  How do we begin to pack up all that hurt?  Hiow do we heal the accumulation of years of disappointments, frustrations, hurt, anger, and loss? How do we heal our souls so we can move forward to living healthier and happier lives?
Dr. Katherine Kelly who is , Ph.D., M.S.P.H. is a licensed psychologist in her own psychotherapy and consulting practice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina shares with us why it is important to heal our souls and what we can do to usher in a holistic form of healing for our mind, body, spirit, and soul.  In this interview, Dr. Kelly and I talk about the necessity to address the hurts of our soul as we move forward in life.  
There is no doubt that when we get to mid-life we have experienced a lot of  negative emotional baggage.  That negative baggage is embedded …

Do You Have a "Self-Care" Preseciption? Here's How To Create One To Help You Achieve Wellness For Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just write our own prescriptions whenever we aren’t feeling well?  You know…come up with something we know will work, write the prescription, get it filled, and then we are cured…just like that.  Unfortunately getting well doesn’t work like that.  Many times, we try several things to get over a cold, lose weight, stop feeling depressed and on and on.
But what if few really could write our own self-care prescription.  A prescription that would be preventative and help us stay well and not have to use any unnecessary pharmaceuticals or surgeries.  The good news is that you can write your own self-care prescription.  You can figure out what works best for you to be well in your mind, body, and spirit.   Dr. Marcus Penn shares with us how to do exactly that. Write our own self- care prescription. It is still rare to find a traditionally trained Medical Doctor that also recognizes the importance of the mind, body and spirit connection. Dr. Marcus Penn, MD,…

For All Who Are Leading Busy Lives - Foods You Need To Add To Your Diet To Increase Your Focus, Concentration and Productivity

We all live busy lives.  In fact, some of us would say we are too busy.  Even with multi-tasking, delegation, and trying effectively plan our day, we still sometimes feel we are not as productive as we should be.

One thing that can help with the lack of concentration and focus is to add to our diets foods that are good for our brain.  As we age we need to be aware of adding these foods to our diets that can help with memory, focus, signs of depression and Alzeihmers Disease

Fatty Fish - salmon, sardines, trout are an excellent source of Omega 3 a very healthy fat that the brain needs. Omega-3s play a role in sharpening memory and improving mood, as well as protecting your brain against decline.Blueberries - an excellent source of antioxidant which is needed to help improve the communication between brain cells. Blueberries may also increase memory and overall brain function. Turmeric - is another excellent antioxidant that has huge medicinal benefits.  The main active ingredient for b…