Reduce Stress with Forest Bathing

Guest Author: Kimberly Johnson Forest bathing is a great way to reduce stress and connect with nature at the same time. The technique is based in Japanese culture and includes taking time to sit next to a tree while breathing deeply and focusing on all of one’s senses. Forest bathing will help you develop a mental…

Lifting Up A Friend

It is so hard to get exercising. Why not try it with a friend? When you are starting to change any behavior it is always best to have someone reliable to encourage you. Whether this is a partner or a friend, someone who can send you reminders or even go for walks with you can…

Stretching Out The Kinks

When most people think about exercise they do not think of stretching first. Exercise consists of three different activities-cardio (running), strengthening (think weight lifting or push-ups), and stretching. Stretching is super simple and is the easiest of these but is so often passed over because the benefits are not always quickly apparent. I think of…

Walking Down the Stairs

This time of year it is rough to try to get outside for exercise, especially after that snow storm we just had on the East Coast. One alternative option you have to walking longer distances is to practice walking up and down stairs. I live in an apartment building, on the fourth floor. When I…

Walking out the Door

Here in Maryland it is still a little chilly but not too cold that going for a walk outside cant be done. Last spring I tried to start walking regularly. You may remember this as part of my Wellness Restart. It was going great and I absolutely love getting to meet people I saw daily…

Getting off the Couch

Yep, I struggle with this. I am even a personal trainer and I struggle with this. Working all day, being tired, and just wanting to take a break, sitting on the couch in the evening is so nice and relaxing. There are a few things you may not have thought of to help get a…

Step Up to Better Sleep

Focusing on sleep this February has been great for me to do. I always have weird sleep schedules as the sun starts to come back to the northern hemisphere. Today I want to talk to you about a few techniques to help you prepare for bed. I often go out dancing in the evening. While…

Liquid Sunshine :) Winter Happiness Potion

I was just about to start typing and realized I had not taken my vitamin D yet today. Yes, I am going to talk about vitamin D. A few years back I had no clue how this little molecule could change my life so much during the winter. If you do not know much about…

Fixing My Brain Fog

For the past two weeks or so I have been putting together lots of specials for you, with extra free classes, extra blog posts, and many other goodies as part of our Customer Appreciation Month. Through all of this business I haven’t gotten to eat the way I usually do and I was not getting…

Working off the Holiday Pounds

I am so ready to celebrate holidays this year with friends and family. It has been a long year and I feel like it is time to celebrate love and life as the cycle turns inward once again for the winter season. Unfortunately, with the winter on it’s way and the delicious foods of the…

A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness, part 3

If you do not yet know, we are soon going to be publishing our awesome workbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness. Be sure to check out more information and join our newsletter for when sales are opened. We are spending a few weeks now giving you some samples of what is inside. Breathing technique 1: Rhythmic…

A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness, part 2

If you do not yet know, we are soon going to be publishing our awesome workbook: A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness. Be sure to check out more information and join our newsletter for when sales are opened. We are spending a few weeks now giving you some samples of what is inside. Commonly, we don’t turn…