Today is the day to truly take care of YOU! Read More
Self care is critical for your health, well being and quality of life. Each of us are given one body and one mind for the course of our life – it makes sense to take care of it!
Taking care of yourself and your kids today pays off both today and in the future. It is an investment in yourself and I believe that that is the best kind!
Do you struggle to find enough time in the day to get everything done? Read More
It's so easy, especially for mom's to become so stressed and worn out running around (sometimes like a crazy person) trying to get everything done.
I want to share with you something I heard recently. It's probably not new information, however it's super applicable to just about everyone!
And, this strategy can help you be more productive, happy, healthy and successful!
Have you ever wondered...
--what is neuroplasticity?
--how does my brain change and how does it affect me?
--what is cortisol and what does stress have to do with it?
Dr. Tony Ebel describes subluxation as being stuck in stress mode. I really like this idea of subluxation or misalignment - going into stress mode and not being able to get back to non-stress mode. This is a great illustration of what subluxation is. Read More
It would be similar to putting your car in neutral and then pressing the pedal to the medal. You'll use a lot of energy and not get very far.
Subluxation leads to increased cortisol levels which leads to adverse affects on the brain – specifically pre-frontal cortex, anterior cingulated and the hippocampous. This leads to dysregulated brain wave patterns that become ‘hard wired’ through neuroplasticity.
Did you know that 99% of newborns studied were found to have cranial, sacral or cervical strain?
So, what does this mean? It means that even though your child may not have had very many trauma’s in life yet and hopefully they don’t have any pain – they may still be subluxated or have cervical, cranial or sacral strain which can affect the quality of their life and the function of their spine, nervous system and body. Read More
We talked a lot in January about goal setting and the effort it takes to make a change in your brain, and how to make it last. If you missed that newsletter you can check it out here (it was a pretty good one). Read More
For now though, we are going to take a step back and do some reflection. It's been about a month since this year started...how are you doing?
And, before you get caught up on all the things you haven't done 'right' - let's remember this is a day of celebration! :)
Let's look behind us and see the distance we've come, the changes you have bravely made and all of the times you showed up for yourself and your health!
I know how amazing you are, and I'm tickled pink every day when I hear your amazing stories, your successes - Remember every day that YOU are AMAZING!!
Did you make any New Year's Resolutions this year? Read More
It's the time of year for new year's resolutions, goals and plans for what the year will bring and how you will achieve your goals.
The problem is - most new year's resolutions have been deserted by sometime in March, therefore lasting change is often not achieved.
So, what can you do to help make your goals for 2019 a reality?
Concentration is not only an issue for school aged children – it’s also very important for adults, athletes and even younger children.
Our world is full of distractions and you will be interrupted or will interrupt yourself frequently. According to the Washington Post, the average person get interrupted approximately once every 3 minutes and it can take over 20 minutes to get refocused after an interruption. This can cause of loss of up to 6 hours of productivity per day! Read More
What does it mean to be sensitive? While sensitivity can manifest in various ways being sensitive may mean that you or your child has sensory processing sensitivity. This means that your nervous system is more active than the nervous system of your not as sensitive peer. Read More
Your nervous system is responsible for every function and sensation within your body as well as responsible for how you perceive the world. This includes all of your senses like sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell.
We have become a very sedentary culture with many of us desk bound all day and then too tired to do anything save sit on the couch when we get home in the evenings. Even children are spending less time outside running around and more time inside playing with technology. Read More
This inactivity along with the use of technology can create havoc for both our posture, which some researchers say is the beginning of every disease process, and our body as a whole.
So, how does movement affect you? Movement keeps you healthier, it keeps your muscles toned and helps you release stress and concentrate better. It helps you metabolize your food and maintain a healthy weight. It also helps your body feel better!