In my early 30’s, I suffered from high anxiety as a result of my high-stress, corporate job. This also impacted my digestion where I ended up bloated and uncomfortable after most meals. As a result, in my late 20’s and early 30’s I suffered with skin issues that I thought was only meant for teenagers. My sleep was also impacted where I slept restlessly and I woke up lethargic, and with low energy. Coffee became my best friend. Does that sound like you?
It was a crazy week for me. I’m always is trying to manage my day job with my nutrition studies along with keeping this website up to date with amazing recipes such as this one! For me, balance is essential but it can often be put on the back burner when I’m stuck in the chaos of life. Do you know what I mean?
You know that about 5 years ago I made some significant lifestyle and diet changes in my life. This was in response to the extreme anxiety that I was dealing with. At the time, I thought it was my high-stress job (and it certainly was). But it was also connected to my diet. So, I educated myself and made some significant changes to start the repair process and I succeeded.
It was during that time that I also learned about how everyday products that we use in our home can affect our health. Skin care products are definitely something that you need to take a look at when you are embarking on a wellness journey. The chemicals in many of these products that the ability to affect our endocrine system. In fact, we’re only beginning to learn about the long term effects that these chemicals will have on our overall health.
Today, I am so passionate about non-toxic skin care. I am so delighted to have Lisa Mattan, Founder of Sahajan Organic Skin Care to talk about:
– the importance of non-toxic skin care;
– the popularity of ayuvedic principles and plant-food for skin;
– the best foods for your skin;
– and, a little personal look inside Lisa’s entrepreneurial life.
Okay, okay. Maybe goals don’t necessary suck exactly so let me tell you where I am coming from.
Can you remember a time where you wanted to achieve something REALLY bad? A desire that you just couldn’t squash? It could be getting that promotion. Maybe it’s a romantic relationship. For some of you, it could be health related such as weight loss. For most of my life, I just wanted happiness. But as my life unfolds, right now, it is establishing my platform to inspire and help others. Big stuff.
What in the world did we do before apps on our phones? There are both good and bad elements to apps but in this post, it’s all goodness. No video games to distract you, just pure simple blissful goodness.
Today, I wanted to share with you our favourite wellness apps that I use on a somewhat regular basis depending on what I need at the time. For example, jazzing up my meditations, amping up my gym workouts or just simple (but get to the core) conversation starters. Most of these are free and the couple of paid versions are all under $5 (all available on iTunes but also available on other applications)
When I started this Eat-Life-Balance.com, I quickly knew what my message would be: building a lifestyle around health and wellness goals. And, that starts and ends with finding balance and joy within yourself first.
When I first started Eat-Life-Balance.com about five years ago, I would often do a five favourites post every month highlighting new products or brands that I often used in my life. I always get asked questions about what foods I eat, my beauty regime, what I do for exercise, etc. Educating others is so meaningful to me. So, if you can pick up just want tidbit of information that may provide something good to your life, then I am one happy person!
About 4 years ago, I started to have what I then called “episodes”. I was having feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness. It’s so hard to describe. It was so bad that, on a night my husband was away, I had to send myself to the hospital. I was admitted. I had a very handsome (of course) Doctor take heart and urine tests. And, nothing. What the “F” was wrong with me? Was I going crazy? Did I have MS?
It wasn’t until two years ago, when a friend of mine was dealing with trauma, that she started to describe her symptoms of anxiety. I was then that I realized that what I was dealing with was extreme anxiety. Subsequently, at the same time, I was dealing with digestive and sleep issues. All a result of high-stress and anxiety.
Life can be hard. And, as a result, many of us struggle with stress, anxiety and depression. Well, listen up. Stress and anxiety can breed chronic disease.
This is a guest post from Spirit Charger, a new online guide to wellness that will inspire you mind, body and spirit!
It’s that time of the year again! It is time to form New Year resolutions, pin them on the refrigerator door, and share them on Facebook. So what did you resolve to achieve this year? Quit smoking. Shed a few unwanted pounds. Shop less. Save more. Pay off the debts. That’s an impressive list.
But, wait! Weren’t these your resolutions for last year? And the year before that? Didn’t you follow through with these resolutions? You didn’t.