Mental Health (Let’s Talk About It)

I have mental health issues. I was born with depression and anxiety and as I grew up I developed an eating disorder. My mental health was influenced biologically and socially. It wasn’t something that was talked about during my early years. I was visiting a therapist and school councilor every day from elementary to high…

Five Benefits of Reading Fiction

The next time you find yourself with free time, pick up a fiction book and enjoy the adventure. The Benefits It strengthens creativity. According to this study, “Reading flex’s the imagination in a way that is similar to the visualization that an athlete would use to activate the motor cortex and muscle memory used in sports…

Befriending Stress

Stress is a cluster of reactions (mental & physical) that are rooted to a certain event. Like a wave of emotions, become overwhelmed. Many things can trigger stress, from change to natural disasters. We become consumed in the thought that we simple have no control. We choose to fight, ignore, and settle with the stress,…

Time Budgeting Your Workouts

We tend to live in this constant thought of not having enough hours in the day, the stress of wasting the time we don’t have to give. In this modern age we have become so obsessed with time that we live by the hour. With schedules, daily alerts, and tasks to do, we find ourselves…

Accepting Happiness

Happiness is a whirl of emotion, a static form of energy. Many times when you’re feeling happy it’s shadowed with a little bit of nerves. It’s almost as if you are standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beauty of a mountains and yet steps away from its depths. It’s a wondrous emotion…

An Interview with Melody Hart

The Hart Center for Alternative Medicine What is your personal mantra? My initial response to this was following the golden rule; treat others as others treat you. Through the years though, I have found this has changed slightly. You are never fully aware of what a person may be currently going through or had experienced,…

Healthy Working Woman

This week I started my first ‘out of college’ job as a marketing coordinator for a wellness company. It is a new mental and physical transition for me. I find myself in a corporate setting where I sit at a desk, spend a majority of my day commuting, and take on a larger work load….

Being Mindful of Change

Change, a word that hold so many emotions, thoughts, and actions. A part of us welcomes change and yet sometimes always makes us wary of its presence. Change has a way of gradually welcoming itself or sometimes it just slams into our face like a distracted bug. Here is what the May & June 2016…

EcoFitYogi – An Interview with Michelle

I met Michelle Rafacz when she gave a presentation on global warming to my Environmentalism in the US Culture. I was fascinated with her experience and the vast amount of knowledge she had on the environment, she made learning exciting by connecting large topics to simple meanings. I was inspired by her confidence and passion for her…

Tea & Tulips

We tend to get caught up in the chaos of our day, week, month, and year. Swept away in the events, projects, thoughts, emotions, and commutes. We become knotted in the reality of life, a center piece in the web of our own creation. These past few weeks have been a blessing and yet a whirlwind of…

An Interview with Julie

Julie works with me at Crystal Life Technology. She is a kind soul with a soft voice and sweet smile. Julie has the ability to look at any situation and see the positive. I respect her as a fellow vegan, she tells me about the food she cooks! She is writing her own book right…

EcoFitYogi – All Grass Farms (Cliff McConville)

I came across All-Grass-Farms when I was researching local farms online that I wanted to visit. I found its “our story” page and I began to read about the owners of the farm and I became inspired to share their story! “Cliff McConville and wife Konda Dees purchased a house with 8.5 acres of woods and pastures…