How to Naturally Lower Your Stress Hormone

STRESS!!!  My life is filled with it.  My guess is you can relate, can’t you? When you get stressed, our stress hormone, cortisol, is released from your adrenal glands.  This is a natural “fight or flight” response that gives you a quick burst of energy for survival...

Why Diets Don’t Work

When I mention the word “diet”, what thoughts, feelings, emotions come to mind?  I would imagine you just groaned, sighed, grunted or some negative thought came to the forefront of your mind.  Usually, when we hear the word “diet”, we think of a long list of foods...

Trouble Sleeping? 5 Tips for Sweet Sleep

The comfort of your own bed.  Your favorite pillow and sheets.  A cool room cloaked in darkness.  But why do you still have difficulty sleeping?  You aren’t alone.  According to the National Sleep Foundation and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Are All Calories the Same?

    True or False:  All calories are created equal.  FALSE! You may argue from the laws of physics they are the same form of energy and you would be right.  However, our body does not process calories the same.  For example, pretend you had a 20-ounce soda...

May is for Mom

As a Mom, I personally struggle with making time for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I love doing things for my family.  However, it can get overwhelming!  Cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, paying bills, taxi driver, cheerleader, educator, caregiver, and so much more. ...

8 Sugar-Free Easter Basket Ideas

It’s Spring!  The temperatures are finally getting a bit warmer and the days are longer.  Flowers are beginning to bloom and kids are anxious for Spring Break.  It’s also a time of celebration as Easter approaches.  For our family, it’s a reminder of the resurrection...