Quality of sleep is one of the most important and often one of the most overlooked health measures that exists in medicine. It is a well-known fact that a good night's sleep is directly correlated with improved motor function, alertness, and greater ability to focus. Insufficient sleep, however, not only detracts from all the benefits associated with a good night sleep, if continued for any length of time, insufficient sleep can usher in a host of issues...Read More
A lingering cloud of heavy darkness follows over 18 million Americans at any given time (NIMH, 2016). This cloud does not blow away in the wind, nor does it dissipate on the sunniest of days. It follows about its victims like the shadow of a lurking stranger. Stalking them like prey, this cloud attacks and kills more than 120 people every day in America and leaves others alive to suffer its wrath more than any other disorder (National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States 2015). This dark cloud is called Depression. Its victim’s numbers continue growing as more lives and families become destroyed by its clutches each year. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It accounts for over 10% of our healthcare’s economic burden (Greenberg, Fournier, Sisitsky, Pike, & Kessler, 2015) and the current forms of treatment are simply not doing enough to solve the problem.Read More
In my ever-evolving quest to determine a diet that will satisfy a holistic approach to full-body-mind-spirit integration, I have embraced many ideas and thrown out many others. What I have determined thus far in my ongoing journey of health and fitness as it relates to what we are putting in our mouths and how best to relay this to both athletes as well as yogis and everyone in between is this: diets that are dogmatic in nature are quite simply the only ones to be avoided. And, if you didn't read between the lines; even that statement in itself could be determined a contradiction on the day I find myself swearing off certain foods altogether.Read More
Your mind is constantly working away to solve life's greatest mysteries. These mysteries present themselves everywhere. They exist in your daily routines and in that deal of a lifetime you need to close this week.Read More
In a means to remain impeccable in our quest to shape and create our own reality; let us stay forever free from dogmas. When we become dogmatic about any particular subject we stop evolving and instead begin clinging.Read More
Categorically remove the option to quit.
Now, break down your task into the smallest chunks necessary- and begin.
The first steps may seem punitive compared to the goal of sweet victory accomplished. But if it didn't seem so far or difficult to achieve, then it wouldn't be so worthy of your dreams now would it?Read More
There are many different chapters of life when it is clearly time to make a shift. Some of us refer to this as "changing with the seasons" others refer to the "ebbs and flows" of life. I may have called this past chapter of my life any one of these cliché titles a time or two. But never did I lose sight of the destination in the process.Read More
Why must Soul Embodied slam the hammer to the iron? Why must he disrobe the loosely hanging skinsuit in effort to create a new? Why must I bleed ink to paper canvas just to spill a heart that simply lives a century upon this rock?Read More
Getting active as a family does more than keep you and your children physically and mentally healthy — it’s also a great way to come together and strengthen your family bond. Here are five ideas for keeping your whole family active this year.
-Guest Article by: Paige JohnsonRead More
In my infinite quest to find, build or manifest the fountain of chiseled, high-performance Youth I have tried out many different diets, programs, protocols and fads. I have never and will never roll out a particular style of eating unless I have tried it out myself or done some in-depth research on how one's particular physiology, set and setting may be cohesive for such diet. With that said, I have been following a version of the diet spelled out below for nearly three years nowRead More
I am spontaneous. Maybe even sporadic at times. I am here then there and everywhere, often filling every moment of my day with work and play and joy just to come crashing into bed at night having squeezed out as much sweet juice as I could from the fruit of each day. As playful and spontaneous as I allow myself to be and happily thrive- there is quite a bit of behind the scenes routine that goes on to allow it.Read More
As the entire Universe dances in a seamless melody of systematic chaos, infinite energy exchanges from a conscious mind and into flow. In times such as this, a keen observer may be forced to wonder: Which part of me is precisely me?Read More
When was the last time you did any of the following:
Howl at the moon?
Climb a tree?
Play in the surf?
Move like an animal?
Why shouldn't we take the time to nurture the wild heart that lives in us all? Are we not just animals ourselves after all? Correct me if I'm wrong- but there are times in life you feel lost and out of control.Read More
Can't we relax into the utter unknown? Can't we smile with this unexpected guest we call Uncertainty?Read More
- Over 80% of Americans suffer from back pain (Med.UNC)
- 1 in 12 adults suffer from a form of depression (ADDitudemag.com)
- And 18 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders (elementsbehaviorhealth.com)
How in God's name are these un-fun facts all related and why am I sharing them with you?
Quickly scroll your attention back up to the opening lines of this article and strive to actually feel the words…Read More
Remember your childhood days when Playing was your top priority? You could run around for hours climbing trees, and playing tag or make-believe. Sunday you would be a prince or a lion, Tuesday you might choose to be a Wizard or a Witch! Why not?Read More
Keto, Primal, Atkins, Bulletproof, LCHF (Low Carb High Fat)!
What is this Fat-phenomenon that seems to have the fitness world buzzing? Have we all gone crazy because we're sick and tired of cutting out our bacon, butter, nuts and oils? Or is this strange practice of packing in multiple times your "suggested caloric intake" a healthy one that's here to stay?Read More
Meditate while you do the dishes. Why not? Why not be at peace with the little tasks you must complete throughout your day? These tasks are not going anywhere, so why not find the joy while taking your garbage out? Sing a song and maybe even bust out a dance move here or there.Read More
This is my ultimate weapon for ass-kicking energy, mental clarity and focus all day long. My special blend of magic keeps me full during an intermittent fast by kicking my body into sustainable nutritional ketosis.Read More
The Bacon Wrapped Date with Bleu Cheese: The last appetizer you will ever make to earn all of the love from every friend and family member you have ever wanted to please (unless that friend is on a diet).Read More