The phrase “spring cleaning” can inspire a wide variety of feelings. For some, a busy day of cleaning is the most rewarding feeling. For others, spring cleaning is a necessary burden, a slog they can’t wait to finish.
If you’re contemplating exchanging white sugar for artificial sweeteners, you’re not alone. There are tons of people right now who are trying to figure out which choice is right for their lives. To make your decision easier, we’ve come up with some pros and cons of using artificial sweeteners. Read on so you can make an informed dietary decision.
These days, it’s easy to understand why you might be feeling some anxiety. Normal worrying isn’t something to be concerned about, but if your mind is racing with negative thoughts every day, you feel like your heart is pounding all the time, and your stomach is in knots, you may have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder that needs to be treated.
If you’ve ever had a period where you’ve felt exhausted regardless of how much sleep you’ve had or felt tired no matter what you do, chances are you’ve explored chronic fatigue syndrome as a potential cause. While it is possible that you have developed chronic fatigue syndrome, you need to explore all the root causes behind your symptoms before you jump to conclusions. Then talk to your doctor to see what their diagnosis is.
When you do Whole30, you commit to cutting out sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, sulfites, and any processed foods. Stick to this diet for 30 days, and you’ll see a major change in your health. Whole30 gives your digestive system a break from the heavily-processed food that we eat most of the time, and allows you to reset your cravings and transform your relationship with food.
Meditation is a great habit to pick up. Even if you do it for a few minutes a day, you’ll soon start seeing tangible benefits in your everyday life. If you’re looking for a good reason to start meditating right now, we’ve laid out a few benefits that it can bring to your life, as well as a few suggestions on how to start today.
Although it has spawned many hit TV shows, hoarding is actually an extremely serious mental health issue for millions of people across America. Hoarding most often manifests in the inability to discard or give anything away, regardless of its value. This means that hoarders often feel compelled to keep old newspapers, wrappers, cardboard, and other garbage that has zero value and only takes up space.
Many people call eating paleo the “caveman diet.” When you eat paleo, you strive to only consume foods that our earliest ancestors would have eaten. Foods like lean meat, vegetables, seafood, berries, nuts, and natural oils are the focus of this diet. Ingredients like grains, dairy, and sugar are avoided.
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many people ignore the adage that less is more, and resolve to get more active, lose weight, and be happier. While these are admirable goals, what people don’t realize when they set themselves these simple resolutions for the new year is that actually setting down tangible goals will always be more useful than simplistic statements that would be more at home in an ad for a gym or a new weight-loss beverage.
Christmas marketing – it starts before Thanksgiving and goes until the presents are unwrapped and the floor underneath your tree is covered in dead pine needles. This year, make meaningful memories and escape the relentlessly materialistic Christmas messaging by instituting some new traditions with your family. Things that will bring you together and allow you to bond over a new shared experience.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects millions of people every year as the seasons begin to change, the days get colder, and the nights get longer. SAD is a form of depression that occurs during the winter months, and doctors estimate that it affects a large percentage of the population – five percent of people studied say that their SAD interferes with their life on a daily basis.
This year, resolve to flex your creative muscles when it comes to thinking up gifts for your nearest and dearest. Do-It-Yourself gifts are a fun and thoughtful way to communicate your love to your friends and family. Plus, they often cost less than a traditional gift bought from the mall, and are way more personalized and meaningful.
While the holidays are a time for joy and togetherness, the reality of the situation is that putting your entire family in one room together is probably going to result in a bit of stress.
Potlucks are a staple of the holiday season – whether it’s an appetizer party where everyone contributes a plate of tiny bites or a family holiday meal that’s gotten so large one kitchen simply can’t feed all the guests anymore. While potlucks may seem easy (“everyone just bring whatever you feel like!”), a truly great potluck requires people to make sacrifices.
The lead up to the holiday season can be difficult. It never seems like you have that many family members, until the time comes to make a shopping list for all your holiday presents. Then the number of gifts that you have to coordinate and buy can be overwhelming. Don’t fall into the trap of buying your gifts from those tempting end-of-aisle displays!