Women and Fatigue — Turning Fatigue into Flourish Fatigue is a genuine concern for busy professional women. Worn out and weary, women in the U.S. named fatigue among their top five health concerns of 2017, as reported in Web MD’s annual health survey. The causes of fatigue are many. However, they all have one thing in common — self-neglect. While it is true that occasionally fatigue is a symptom of other underlying conditions that require medical treatment. Most of the time it’s a lifestyle factor. In this blog, I’ll show you what you can do to turn fatigue into flourish. [...]
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Self-neglect isn’t a lifestyle choice; it’s most often a learned behavior. It affects millions of people. Mostly women. Sadly, the women affected by this deceptive cycle are rarely aware that they are self-neglecting. How Does This Happen? The origins of self-neglect begin at a young age when a girl is impressionable. She is observing and learning about her world. The pattern begins to develop if the girl was abused, neglected or models her behavior after her self-neglecting mother. When a young girl is abused physically, sexually, or emotionally, or she is neglected by absent or distracted parents, she is conditioned [...]
There are Five Steps to Breaking the Self-Sabotage Cycle Coffee and aspirin, skipped lunches and a drive-thru dinner surely will make the body want to escape through wine at night. There is no judgment here. I know you’re doing your best to get through the day. But, I’d like to encourage you to see the wisdom of the way of health. Your professional life depends on you to bring your health back to life. It’s easier than you think! So, how do you know if you’re in a self-sabotaging cycle? According to Psychology Today, “Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging [...]
There’s More to a Diet Plan than Just Losing Weight Diet, for most people, means restricting calories and eating certain types of food to lose weight. That’s because most people think of ‘diet’ as a verb. What about diet as a noun? Diet as a noun means the kinds or types of food that someone eats. Such as vegetarian diet, kosher diet, or ketogenic diet, to name a few. If you’re a busy professional woman interested in bringing your health back to life, this article will help you answer the question: “What diet plan is best for me?” [...]
Are You Eating Your Way to Health or to an Early Grave? Which is it? In the U.S., almost 16 million people have diabetes. More than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Over 600,000 people die each year of heart disease. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are on the rise, and digestive disorders are commonplace. According to the National Institutes of Health: “More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese, and more than 34% are overweight.” Do I have your attention now? Good. Diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, dementia, and digestive disorders are out of control in the U.S. People are suffering in [...]
Are Emotional Swings Tearing Your World Apart? “Some days, I feel a thousand different emotions all at once,” declared a client of mine suffering from emotional swings. She was a beautiful woman with a kind heart. Yet, beneath her façade of happiness, she was seething with anger. Much to her dismay, her close friends and family tiptoed around fearing her eruptions and tantrums. They were miserable. She was wretched. Something had to be done. Are you or do you know of someone who’s suffering from emotional swings or emotional patterns? Then you know how difficult it is. Women who have [...]
Ease Depression with This Natural Health and Healing Alternative When I think of depression, I see it as a murky moat around the castle of joy that is your life. When you’re experiencing depression, you’re outside the castle. You’re detached from your joy, standing on the other side of the moat. The drawbridge is up. You can see lights on in the castle and hear children laughing. Nevertheless, no matter how much you want to be inside the castle, you can’t figure out how to get there. You feel exiled, unable to move, and hesitant to act. Your castle of [...]
A Healthy Physique Starts with Counting Your Zzzzs It’s true! Having a healthy physique starts with a good night’s sleep. However, if you’re a busy professional woman, you’re probably rolling your eyes and muttering, “I know, I know.” But, do you know? Do you know that skimping on sleep makes you sick, fat, and stupid? Do I have your attention now? Every aspect of your life is affected by sleep. If you’re like most busy professional women, you’re sleep deprived. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “An estimated 50-70 million U.S. adults have chronic sleep and [...]
Are you inspired to start living a purpose-filled life? By that, I mean one where you play in your passion, frolic with your heart, and live the life of your dreams? If so, then let’s talk about sleep. Sleep? Yes! A purpose-filled life starts with sleep. As busy professional women, you know that you can push your body, eat unhealthy foods, skip going to the gym and still be entirely successful in your business or career. Not so if your sleep cycle is messed up. Not Enough Sleep Impairs the Functioning of Your Brain Although it [...]
Make Healthy Habits “Already, I’m off my diet, skipped exercise class, snacked on chips, and picked up dinner at a fast food restaurant,” she groaned. How can the best intentions, the stoutest resolutions, and the firmest convictions fall so quickly by the wayside? Are we simply weak and self-sabotaging? Why is it so hard to form healthy habits especially when we know as busy professional women that a successful health plan depends on adopting healthy habits and good intentions. Is there anything we can do to make the healthy changes and develop the healthy habits we so desire? Yes! By [...]