Faith · Happiness · Health & Wellness · Uncategorized

My New Outlook on Meditation

I have done my fair share of meditation, prompted by my study of yoga and Ayurveda. However, like many people brought up in a culture which doesn’t value quality “me time” as much as it should, my meditation practice had been inconsistent and therefore not too fulfilling. If you’ve ever tried meditating, you may be familiar with the feelings… Continue reading My New Outlook on Meditation

Faith · Happiness · Health & Wellness · Uncategorized

The Love of My Life

I was inspired by Valentine’s Day to dedicate a post to my husband. He has kept his promise to love and care for me “through sickness and health.”  And I really don’t know what I would do without his support. I developed pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders a couple months after we were married. Then… Continue reading The Love of My Life

Faith · Happiness · Health & Wellness

There is a Silver Lining

“Difficulty is an opportunity to get stronger, to develop character, and to gain a greater trust in God. Anybody can fall apart, anybody can get bitter—that’s easy—but that’s wasting your pain. That pain is not there to stop you, it’s there to develop you, to prepare you, and to increase you.” Joel Osteen posted this… Continue reading There is a Silver Lining

Health & Wellness · MELT Method

Self-Care is the best form of Healthcare

Self-care comes in many different forms: Eating healthy foods Prioritizing sleep Breath work & meditation Exercising on a regular basis There is a new kid on the self-care block that I am dedicating this post to: The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique developed in just the past 15 years by Sue Hitzmann, a exercise physiologists, manual therapist… Continue reading Self-Care is the best form of Healthcare

Food & Cooking · Health & Wellness

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The latest edition of U.S. dietary guidelines (version 2015-2020) was recently released and the internet is now flooded with critiques. What appears to be a well-intentioned set of recommendations to improve the health of the nation is actually a politically-charged, policy-driven bureaucratic document. When you try to please everybody (ie. meat industry, processed foods makers, RD’s, MD’s, social workers, etc.), you… Continue reading Dietary Guidelines for Americans