Hello March! I guess that means it's time for my monthly review, even though it honestly feels like I was just writing my January review...time for an update on my goals and favourite things from February.
So I’ve decided to do a monthly focus for March on mindfulness - and I’m pretty excited about it...maybe partly because 'Mindful March' just sounds so catchy! I’ve been interested in meditation and mindfulness practices as a way to reduce stress and anxiety for a few years. Meditation has proven to be a very helpful tool for calming my worry-prone brain! During March I’m going to look at ways to incorporate more mindfulness into my everyday life.
I'm a big fan of routine, especially when it comes to creating new habits. I decided to take a look at optimizing my morning and evening routines, which quickly turned into a more thorough evaluation of how I’m spending my time. I’m not sure if anyone will really find anything valuable in these mundane details of my life, but for some reason I kinda love reading about other people's routines, so here goes...!
There’s nothing like an all inclusive vacation to really relax, recharge, let go of stress and take a true break from everyday life. I spent a delightful nine days at the Riu Palace Pacifico all inclusive resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico doing exactly that.
How is January already over!? This month flew by! I'm going to try and get into the habit of doing a monthly review post to keep on track with my wellness goals and also any random favourites, finds or fun memories from the month! Here we go...
Have you heard of time restricted eating? I was introduced to the idea last year when I first started following the work of Dr. Rhonda Patrick. Dr. Patrick is a biomedical scientist who runs a great website and produces podcasts and videos about health, nutrition longevity and aging - so many interesting topics! One of her repeat podcast interview guests is Dr. Satchin Panda who researches circadian rhythm and the health benefits of time restricted eating. Time restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, and appears to me to be by far the easiest method to follow. When I learned about the opportunity to participate in an app-based research study I was in!
I go through phases where I like to spend an embarrassing portion of my free time reading blog posts and articles about health and nutrition and fitness...and no, we don't have cable. In the past few years, gut health, the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics seem to have become very popular topics. Apparently, keeping our resident …
If you've been wondering what this ketogenic diet fad is all about, then this post is for you! After much reading and research, I did a 30 day experiment with this style of eating. Today I’m sharing more about my experience, my results and what I learned!
Our final stop in Cyprus was the larger city of Limassol. While still on the beach, it was quite different from the tourist resort feel of Protaras and Paphos. We got more of a feel for how people actually live in Cyprus, and decided it seemed like a very livable city.
A few months ago I did a 30 day experiment to try out the ketogenic diet. You may have heard of this way of eating, as it has been gaining a lot media attention recently. I first read about it a couple years ago and thought it sounded way too extreme and restrictive, but after hearing about the amazing results some people have experienced, I decided to do a little experiment.