Making time for self-care is important for your overall health. From watching the news every hour to scrolling social media a little too much, it’s easy to get lost in the noise of what’s going on around us. And you’re not alone in this. If you’ve found yourself in an extended state of self-quarantine, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your mental health, in addition to your physical health. What is a quarantine? A quarantine is a period of time where someone stays at home. It’s the next step in physical distancing to “flatten the curve,” or slow the rate of infection. Isolation – different from quarantine – is when someone who is waiting to be tested for COVID-19, waiting for their test results or has tested positive is secluded to prevent them from spreading the virus to others.
Hummus is a Mediterranean spread made by combining chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic and a sesame paste called tahini. These ingredients each contain health-promoting nutrients and when combined, form a dish packed with many health benefits. Add hummus to your diet to help with weight management, regulate your digestive system and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Weight Management Chickpeas contain a significant amount of fiber and protein. Both fiber and protein have a high satiety value, meaning they can keep you feeling full for longer. While the protein and fiber keep you full, the carbohydrates in hummus can provide you with the energy you need until your next meal. Since hummus contains, on average, only 25 calories per tablespoon, it can be particularly useful for curbing your appetite when trying to lose or maintain weight.
This classic and oh-so-chic outfit is open to one of the biggest questions a fashion lover in 2020 can ask themselves… what TYPE of JEANS? If you scroll through any store online or walk into any store IRL, there’s an overwhelming amount of denim options. Skinny, boot cut, flared, tapered, kick-flare, straight leg, mom jean, dad jean, boot cut… the list goes on and on! Read on HERE by my fave blogger Chriselle Lim!
We have all experienced loss, heartache, and sorrow. Nobody wants to go through emotional pain, but it is an inevitable human experience. As the Buddha taught, we are each given ten thousand joys and ten thousand sorrows. The challenge lies in not getting mired in either the joy or the pain, keeping our hearts open and soft instead of closed and constricted. If we hold on to the hurts and wounds of the past, we start to accumulate emotional baggage—the dead weight of old experiences. Read on HERE.
Teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry, but unfortunately many teeth whitening treatments contain harsh chemicals that can leave teeth feeling sensitive for a long time. I wanted to find natural ways to whiten my teeth that not only worked well, but were also safe. Since chemicals can easily absorb through the sensitive skin in the mouth, I wanted to only use options that were safe enough to eat. Of course, none of these things are a replacement for normal dental care and I asked my dentist before using these (you should too!). I’ve found that these methods work great along side my normal brushing and flossing routine.
It’s probably no surprise that decluttering — your home, and your life in general — can really help keep stress levels at bay. Whether you go full KonMari on your closet or just purge your kids’ toy bins from time to time, being able to access what you need, when you need it, feels good and makes life as busy parents a whole lot easier. Well, the same goes for your tech life, especially with your smartphone and tablet which can be just as cluttered as the rest of our lives. This awesome app is one I’ve been enjoying for quite some time now, and it features all your favorite music and magazines, and soon, podcasts, ebooks, and videos, to truly help you streamline your and your family’s digital life. All that in one app. Amazing! With that in mind, I’m sharing 6 ways to help you simplify your tech life, which I hope save you time, energy, and hey, maybe even some money too.
In order to maintain a strong foundation that supports your progress toward a Well Life, there are all sorts of things you can do to fortify yourself. But all the fortification in the world can be thwarted by the ways in which you simultaneously undermine that foundation. You can only get so far before unresolved conflicts, withheld forgiveness, and limiting beliefs from your past impede your progress. Therefore, you’ve got to get really real about your baggage and learning to let go in order to achieve the Well Life. Read on at Conscious Lifestyle Mag Here.
Anxiety is an extremely common issue for many, whether it’s minor, severe, or just limited to certain situations. Luckily, there are many natural ways to reduce anxiety and reduce the stress it causes on the body. Being a long time sufferer of anxiety, I thought I had tried just about every natural treatment, but it wasn’t until last month that I found out how beneficial bananas can be for anxiety! Just a few weeks ago, a childhood friend turned musician mentioned that before every show he eats a banana to reduce stage fright. After doing some research on using bananas to treat anxiety and giving it a try myself before stressful situations, such as large meetings or presentations, it really did work! However, the timing of when you eat the banana is key! Bananas Are A Natural Beta Blocker Wondering why bananas work? Bananas have similar affects to a (pharmaceutical)
Late-night deadlines and environmental toxins can stress the delicate skin around the eyes, causing puffiness and dark circles. A natural remedy that is an alternative to the old cucumber standby is green tea bags. Loaded with antioxidants and plenty of tannins, green tea bags shrink swelling and reduce the fluids around the eyes. Causes Puffiness around the eyes can be caused by lack of sleep, overwork, skin disorders and hypothyroidism. Pregnancy can cause fluid retention and puffiness around the eyes. A high-salt diet also causes fluid retention. Other causes come from toxins through alcohol and tobacco use. Hormonal changes, skin disorders and allergies affect the delicate skin around the eyes. Despite popular belief, lack of sleep, fatigue and staying out late are not the main causes of dark circles under the eyes. Some of the more common causes are allergies, eczema, heredity, smoking, drinking, nasal congestion that dilates and darkens under-eye veins, sun exposure and thinning skin, according to the Mayo Clinic. Treatments Placing brewed tea bags on the eyes for a short time period …