Nutrition

Discount stores make for hidden healthy eating

I typically give these stores’ grocery isles the stink eye: Dollar Tree, Big Lots and Aldi. But, I’m backpedaling on that a bit. Let me explain. I’ve heard horror stories of roaches in dollar store Top Ramen, seen expired canned goods on display and suspicious labeling mimicking well-known brands. Something about that Dollar Tree $1… Continue reading Discount stores make for hidden healthy eating

Nutrition · Personal

The reality of eating 1,200 calories a day

Realistically, everyone should exercise calorie control, not just those of us with a target of losing weight. Intake of calories, the unit of measurement for the amount of energy found in food, determines whether we lose, gain or maintain our weight at the end of the day. According to USDA guidelines, an average lifestyle requires… Continue reading The reality of eating 1,200 calories a day

Nutrition

Why you should get your water 50oz at a time

Go buy that jumbo bottle of spring water. No, seriously. Drinking 50 oz of water might sound like one heck of a big gulp, but it’s really a series of little sips in the grand scheme of things. Simply put, having one very large bottle of water nearby throughout your day, whether you’re at a… Continue reading Why you should get your water 50oz at a time

Personal · Relaxation · Stress Management

Review: Serene Dreams, Kearny, NJ

Some people meditate on cushions, some meditate on chairs, some during yoga sessions, but how about inside a sensory-deprivation chamber? I promise it’s better than it sounds. I like to call a spade a spade, but these sensory-deprivation chambers may be better known as flotation pods, isopods, or isolation tanks. Basically it’s a tub of… Continue reading Review: Serene Dreams, Kearny, NJ

Personal · Stress Management

The difference between giving up and walking away

Each week we face struggles, whether it’s meeting our nutrition targets, getting to the gym, making time for a loved one, putting in those extra hours on a big project or chasing our “calling.” We all fall off the metaphorical horse. Some of these bigger decisions can make it harder to know just when we… Continue reading The difference between giving up and walking away

Beauty

Products we love: Trader Joe’s Facial Cleansing Oil

While the validity of “like dissolves like,” the principle behind oil cleansing, is sketchy at best, oil-based cleansers certainly are more efficient at removing makeup in personal experience. This mild cleansing oil from Trader Joe’s has a nice, mild fragrance and rinses away everything from a set of penciled eyebrows to full face makeup. In… Continue reading Products we love: Trader Joe’s Facial Cleansing Oil

Natural Healing · Stress Management

Reboot your routine with Daylight Savings

In a few days we’ll “spring forward” and gain an extra hour of sunlight in our day. If your New Years’ resolution (or theme) has stalled, this is another great to time to dust yourself off and pick up once again. About 5 percent of Americans live¬†with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in a given year;… Continue reading Reboot your routine with Daylight Savings