Showing posts from November, 2010

How to Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression

Fighting Holiday Depression Tip: Reaching out and comforting one another during the tough times can start a wonderful & loving healing process
This Holiday Season may be very challenging and difficult given the economy.  Despite that there are some steps that we can do to reduce the impact of Holiday stress and too keep from falling into a Holiday funk.  We need to remember the "reason for the season" - love, family and friends, being thankful, a giving to those who are less fortunate.  Below are some tools you can use to help get you through the holidays.

1.Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can't be with loved ones, realize that it's normal to feel sadness and grief. It's OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can't force yourself to be happy just because it's the holiday season.

2.Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer s…

How to Enjoy Your Holiday Meals and Eat Healthy Too!

Holiday Seasons Eat Healthy & Thrive!!
The Holidays are a time of great joy and celebration.  We get together with family and friends and give thanks for all the blessings we have in our lives.  We get a chance to spend time with loved ones, break bread together, and just enjoy the day.  We also get a chance to pig out, and eat ourselves silly!

While we all want to enjoy the day, our families and the food prepared with such love, we also want to use wisdom during our feast and throughout the holiday season.  Here are a few small tips to think about as we enjoy our Thanksgiving and the holiday celebrations to come!

Try fixing your plate using smaller portions - you will find that if you fix your plate using smaller portions and also actually eat your food instead of inhaling it, you will actually get fuller that much sooner.  You can go back and eat more a little later.   Studies show that if you eat smaller portions of food throughout the day instead of huge portions two -three ti…

How To Enhance The Color of Your Hair Natually - Save $ For The Holidays

For those of you who are looking for a way to enhance your color try this.  All the ingredients are natural, and many of them you already have at home!  Instead of spending money on hair color enhancers, save a little money that you can use for gifts for the holidays AND look great at the same time!

Julie Gabriel, author of "The Green Beauty Guide," developed these temporary color-intensifying glosses for blondes, redheads, and brunettes. "You'll get similar effects to using store-bought products, but without the fragrances, dyes, or chemicals," she says. All it takes is a few minutes once a week -- and a few key ingredients.


Cocoa makes for a deeper, richer brown.
What you need: 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar
What to do: Whisk ingredients into a paste. Shampoo hair, squeeze out the water, and apply the mask. Keep it on for 2 to 3 minutes. Drape a towel around your neck to prevent the mask …

How to Get A Quick Boost Of Energy - Without Caffeine!

We are always looking for ways to increase our energy as we go throughout our hectic day.  Here are a few tips that actually work!  I have tried them all and they actually helped me feel more energized when I needed the pick me up feeling!

Practice Extreme Craziness - Really! Sometimes the best thing to do is just act crazy! Break into song at home, put on some music turn it up loud and have a ball dancing through your house or apartment, go play in the park, go skating, skip around the block ...get active and enjoy it! Wear Red - I remember back in the 80's wearing a red jacket was considered to be a power color. If you were a women climbing the corporate ladder in the 80's the red jacket was your "power" statement. Well as it turns out the color red is and energizing color.  Studies have shown that the color red can increase your strength by 30%.  Try wearing red when you work out next time! Wear a pair of red earrings, a red scarf, red bracelet etc... Feel the ene…