Showing posts from August, 2011

Just Breathe - A Real Stress Reliever

Breathing exercises is one of the best stress relievers and a great way to increase your energy. One of the best breathing techniques comes from a yoga. It is the art of Ujjayi, the "psychic" or victorious" breath. The technique is very simple and extremely powerful when done correctly. Use this technique whenever you want to cool down in a stressful situation or just relax. Try it - you will see a huge difference in your stress level. • Sit comfortable with your eyes shut • Breathe in deeply through your nose at the same time contracting your muscles around the top of your windpipe. Focus on your throat and you should hear a gentle hissing sound. • Now, breathe out as slowly as possible through your nose. Focus on your throat and you will hear a gentle hissing sound. • Now breath out a slowly as possible through your nose, closing off the muscles around your epiglottis. Your breath will sound like you have a bad cold. • Breathe in and out in this way…

Jump Start Your Faith!! Get Inspired

I HAD A BAD DAY TODAY. Yes, I admit I had a horrible day today. Every door I opened seemed locked or when I did go through the door I was in the wrong room. Ever have a day like that?

I return to my office feeling defeated, deflated, depleted and depressed. I'm starting to question should I even be doing PraiseWorks, am I a good enough Health and Wellness Coach? Am I really supposed to be helping people achieve total wellness for their mind,body and spirit?

I open my email and there is the final nail on the coffin - 200 more emails over the last four hours. Now I was in full fledge pity party mode. Poor me, nothing is going the way I want it to... all is lost. Then my eyes went to one email in particular - something I would normally have read later. It wasn't a "high priority" email. But a voice said open it. So I did, I opened the email and got blessed.

The link below from Joel Olstein is what I found and I wanted to share it with all of you who at one…

Meet Someone Who Lost 100 lbs WITHOUT Dieting

We had a wonderful interview with Shannon Hammer author of "Postive Portions Foods and Fitness Journal". Shannon is amazing she managed to loose 100 pounds in three years and has kept it off for over seven years. She and I both agree the best way to keep weight off is not through dieting...its through lifestyle change. Listen to her interview below to learn more.

Another issue that Shannon and I both agree upon is the need to eat organic and to reduce as many toxins in our bodies as possible. Below is a list of foods we should NEVER eat compiled by that are full of toxins and chemicals. Really is "food for thought" don't you think?

1. Canned Tomatoes

The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain BPA, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food.

The soluti…