Is Lack of Sleep Making You Sick and Fat?

Sleep is one of the best things you can do from a self-care perspective, but it's also one of the areas that is most likely to be neglected. The recommended amount of shut-eye is between 7 and 8 hours per night, but many people fall far short of this. Lack of sleep can have a massive [...]

By | 2018-08-16T20:50:56-05:00 August 16th, 2018|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments

So Is Coffee Good Or Bad For You?

Coffee is one of those things that you either love or hate. I personally have never liked the taste of coffee. For me, I'd have to add so much sweetener to make it even semi-palatable, then it becomes too sweet and I don't like sweet things either. I also don't like the way it makes me [...]

By | 2018-08-10T16:25:36-05:00 August 10th, 2018|Categories: Wellness|0 Comments

How Food Can Affect More Than Your Weight

Everyone knows that food can affect your weight. Eating too many calories or consuming a high-sugar, highly processed diet will likely cause you to put on some pounds. But did you know that what you eat can also affect many other areas of your health -- from your mood to how well you sleep to your [...]

By | 2018-07-07T13:14:44-05:00 July 6th, 2018|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

17 Simple Strategies For Making Healthy Habits Stick

Why is it so hard to make healthy habits stick? Contrary to popular belief, it is not because we lack motivation or willpower, or because we don't have any self-control. It's because we don't know how to create new healthy habits that become a permanent part of our lives. We don't know the proper way to stop unhealthy habits and replace [...]

By | 2018-08-08T09:41:48-05:00 August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|4 Comments

How Aloe Vera Juice Improved My Gut Health

Aloe is a powerful plant. When I used to hear the word aloe, I would automatically think of sunburn relief. While it is excellent for that use, did you know that aloe also helps to relieve intestinal damage in a similar way? It has nourishing properties unparalleled by anything else in the plant world. It’s almost as [...]

By | 2017-06-28T16:54:51-05:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|6 Comments

Tips for Traveling Safely With Food Allergies

Traveling safely with food allergies can be tricky. You have to either make sure there will be food at your destination that you can eat, or pack your own food. As daunting as that may seem, you don't need to let a food allergy diagnosis stop you from enjoying life. With a little planning and research [...]

By | 2017-06-14T12:44:01-05:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

7 Healthy Cooking Shortcuts for the Stressed Out Cook

We've all been there. You get home after a LONG day at the office and the last thing you want to do or think about is cooking dinner. Wouldn't it be so much easier to stop and grab take-out on your way home? Or make one of those highly processed meals from a box in your [...]

By | 2018-08-08T09:43:08-05:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|6 Comments

How to Eat Healthy Without Spending Hours in the Kitchen

Are you eating real, whole food as much as you’d like? Nothing is worse than getting home from the office on a long, busy day and discovering that there's nothing you can throw together quickly for supper, so you resort to making something from a box. Or you're just too tired and worn down from the [...]

By | 2017-08-05T10:08:06-05:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Wellness|7 Comments

Welcome to the Kickoff Wellness blog!

Welcome to the Kickoff Wellness blog! I am so glad you're here. With this first blog post, I wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect to find here in upcoming posts and articles. First a bit of background on me. For the last several months I've been attending the Institute for Integrative [...]

By | 2017-05-17T17:17:10-05:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Wellness|1 Comment