body confidence

The other day, my friend confessed to me and a couple other close friends that she was having body confidence issues. She told us about her struggle getting dressed in the mornings and the temptation to engage in self destructive behaviors to try to make herself thin. My heart went out to my friend and…

the benefits of napping

Have you ever wanted to substitute your lunch break for a power nap, but instead reached for yet another cup of coffee? You might want to consider skipping the caffeine and taking a snooze. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) asserts that naps can increase alertness, enhance performance and improve mood. According to NSF “a study at…

how to get a healthy mind and body

From experience, I have learned that I feel my best when both my mind and body are feeling happy and healthy. In the words of my former fitness instructor, “you are always going to have to exercise, so find a type of exercise that you enjoy doing.”  Now, I used to dread going to the gym,…