Bring Some Gratitude Into Your Life

Gratitude is difficult. Trust me I know! With all the comparisons, wanting to be there instead of here (Hawaii sounds pretty freaken nice right now), wanting this not that. Our society does not make being grateful an easy thing. Stopping, pausing and thinking about what you are grateful for is … Read More

My Morning Movement Practice

I’ve written previously about the numerous benefits that come from moving your body and having a consistent movement practice. The main issue with this for a lot of people (myself included) is the “consistent” part. Consistency is not easy. If anything I consistently struggle with staying consistent with is exercise … Read More

End of the Year Gratitude Practice

As the year comes to an end, people often start thinking about what this year meant and all that happened in this past year. A lot of emotions, thoughts, and feelings arise. We tend to think of wanting the year to just end so we can start a new one. … Read More

What Does it Mean to be Fully Present?

To be fully present is to accept the moment as it is; to live life in the now. In our society, we spend so much time living in the past or the future instead of living in the present. As Buddha says: “The secret of health for both mind and … Read More

Garden Scientist

I remember being a little girl, running out to my grandparent’s yard to meet my grandfather in his garden. I was so young at the time, probably only 4 years old, and I just remember how attached my grandfather was to his garden. It was his laboratory, his outside science … Read More

This is Your Body on Sugar – Redux!

One of the great (and often times frustrating) things about science is that we continue to make discoveries that change the way we look at the scientific world as we know it. Each day, scientists uncover new knowledge, leading closer and closer to understanding how our bodies actually work. It … Read More

Sugar, Starch, and Fiber – A Carbohydrate Breakdown

Carbohydrates always seem to be under debate. One moment they’re good for you, then they’re bad for you, then they’re somewhere in between, etc. It’s made even more complicated by the fact that there are many different kinds of carbohydrates, and they all have different effects on the body. Oh, … Read More