Tips: 7 Ways to Boost your Brain Power

Are you doomed to slower reflexes and poor memory as you age? Science says, “Not necessarily!” Every person’s brain, like their body, is uniquely different. Not everyone is subject to the slowing down of mental faculties that tends to come with ageing. The Benefits of Brain Exercises Like every muscle, the brain needs stimulation and exercise to sustain its function. Exercising the brain has as many benefits as exercising the body: You’ll be able to remember things later on in[Read more]

Tips: 6 Exercise Tips for Busy People

It takes time and effort to take care of your body. No argument here! But it’s incredibly important to find time to exercise. The benefits of exercise are too important to ignore. Yet most of us are too busy to even make time for what we WANT to do, let alone find time to create new, healthy habits. It’s not exactly relaxing to start a new exercise routine when you’re already exhausted from work. Thankfully, there are lots of ways[Read more]

Take a Break from Technology

“Just turn off your phone!” “Why can’t you just switch it off?” “Can’t we just talk to each other?” You’ve probably received many warnings to turn off your phone and other devices. You may have even rolled your eyes when you heard them. I mean, can you imagine living without technology? It opens up possibilities for communication previously past generations would have deemed impossible. Is it really that dangerous to stay connected to our devices? The answer is a resounding[Read more]

More reasons to declutter

12 Surprising Ways Clutter is Ruining Your Life What causes depression? In today’s fast-paced world, there are any number of possible triggers for the blues.   Some culprits are surprising – such as your social media feed or city living – while others, like smoking, are easier to pinpoint. And some M.D.s have suggested that depression starts in your gut. Whether or not kimchi helps fight the disorder, there’s just one more potential cause of depression we’d like to examine:[Read more]

Make: Egg Breakfast Muffins

Egg breakfast muffins are flourless and reasonably quick to make.  They store very well in the fridge and last a few days.  This is a great way of pre-making breakfast.  On the days when I was traveling for work these were a simple option to have on the train journey. You can tailor the recipe to your own preferences and what is in your fridge.  The recipe below includes the basics and optional ingredients.  I like to vary them so[Read more]

On the Go: Podcasts

I have been really enjoying listening to podcasts as I am traveling around the place or even at home when I’ve been relaxing. Here are some of my favourites… The Melissa Ambrossini Show: I love this wonderful lady!  I found on Instagram and went through to her site just over a year and half ago.  I felt like it was the world aligning me to do the health coach course. She popped up in my feed and I loved what[Read more]

Tips: Produce you MUST buy Organic

When it comes to eating healthy, the emphasis goes beyond just carbs, fat, protein, and calories. It even goes beyond food groups! When you make the conscious decision to start eating healthier foods, it’s important to pay attention to what’s in your food. Did you know that the nutritional value of most our produce has decreased over the last few decades? The food we eat no longer gives us the nourishment it used to, requiring us to seek other sources[Read more]

Minimalism continued

Removing lots of old belongings has been a great experience and one that has continued onwards.  We’ve been loving having the apartment feel fresh, clean and spacious. Next steps… Reviewing clothes – I’ve been clearing out a few more items of clothing that are either quite old (and quite honestly should have gone in the first cull but I wasn’t quite ready to), items that I truly have not worn in months or even seasonally.  This round of clearing items[Read more]

Sunday reading

I spend a bit of time commuting and traveling for work.  I try my best to use the time for either listening to podcasts or reading on my kindle.  I like to disappear into a whole new world or be learning.  I like to include reading on my self care Sundays. Here are some of the latest items that I have added to my kindle. The Collective Hub Magazine – I have a subscription to this magazine.  It’s always full[Read more]

January Blues Pick Me Ups

The post holiday blues get to most people.  It can be the weather, the end of party season, a long wait until the next holiday, the hangover financially from the holidays.  The most likely day to call in sick is the first Monday in February.  It is an official statistic that has been recorded that more employees call in sick on this day!  Some news outlets call it National Sick Day. Exercise! – it’s important to get those positive endorphins[Read more]