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Spiritual Giving – How to Be Generous

Spiritual Giving – How to Be Generous

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how to drop the expectations of gift-giving, which can be a draining experience—emotionally and financially—for many people. But I’d like to talk about a different kind of giving today: spiritual giving. Now, I’m calling it spiritual because I consider myself (and everyone) a spiritual being. If that term doesn’t resonate with you, you…

What to Do With the Holiday Season Blues

What to Do With the Holiday Season Blues

This time of year, it can seem like EVERYONE is busy being cheerful, getting together with family, and celebrating every chance they get. But what if this time of year has the opposite effect on you? Maybe you lost a family member who you used to celebrate with so now the holidays feel empty and lonely. Or maybe you’re not…

How to Drop the Expectations of Gift-Giving

How to Drop the Expectations of Gift-Giving

T’is the season for getting together with family and friends, celebrating, and, inevitably, spending more money than you anticipated on everyone from your children to the mail carrier. Does it seem like every year there are more people on your gift-buying list? The list gets longer and the gifts pricier as we unknowingly “outdo” one another year after year. And…

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

With the holidays upon us, we are more likely to encounter events that serve alcohol. But if you’ve been following my Skinny Gut Diet or any number of low-carb diets—or if you’re about to begin—you might be wondering if you can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but not all alcohol is equal. Here are some tips for enjoying alcohol…

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Losing Control at the Holidays?

Every year the holidays approach and you swear you won’t succumb to the usual temptations—food, alcohol, and shopping. You tell yourself that this year will be different, and that you won’t overindulge, losing control. But come January, you’re 15 pounds heavier, your credit cards are maxed, and let’s just say that you don’t remember the last couple hours of your…

Traveling with Probiotics

Traveling with Probiotics

I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about summer travel lately. There are a number of products I recommend traveling with, but if I had to narrow it down to just one, I’d say don’t leave home without your probiotics. Traveling usually involves going to new places that your body isn’t as familiar with. You eat new foods, encounter new…

Holiday Travel Kit

Holiday Travel Kit

Want to stay healthy during the summer travel season?  Let me show you how to create your own wellness Holiday Travel Kit. See my tips (click here) And for more specifics about the products I personally used, check out these links: Must-have daily support High quality sunscreen Lip balm with sunscreen Hand sanitizer Chewing gum Electrolytes Insect repellent Roll-on healing…

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

Summer travel brings excitement, adventure, and new experiences. It’s a time to visit family and friends, have fun, and see new places. Unfortunately, travel also comes with its challenges. Digestively speaking, travel is often paired with constipation. Eating different foods, feeling stressed about travel arrangements, poor hydration, lack of exercise, and even anxiety about using public restrooms can all set…

How to Calm Dog Anxiety This Fourth of July

How to Calm Dog Anxiety This Fourth of July

Some people get really excited about the fourth of July celebrations. I am all for celebrating the birth of our country, but do we have to do it with so many fireworks?! Some hardcore enthusiasts may even start their disruptive explosions the weekend before! If you are anything like me, you dread this upcoming holiday as much as—or more than—your dog.…