We hope all is well! We wanted to share something with you that is near and dear to our hearts....something that we know will make life richer and more fulfilling.
It’s amazing that simply taking a few minutes to share a daily act of kindness, such as texting a friend to say hello, writing a thank you note,or taking out your neighbors' trash can profoundly change your day, your week and ultimately your life!
We are thankful to be on this journey with you and we are honored to be able to discuss topics that can make a profound difference in all of our lives
This has been quite a unique season, with more difficult twists and turns than any of us expected. So, we thought it would be encouraging to start the week by taking a deeper look at joy from the wisdom of Kay Warren…
“Happiness is completely connected to what’s happening to us on the external circumstances of our lives. But when joy is turned around with a new definition of joy, it makes all the difference as it has nothing to do with the circumstances that are happening in our lives…
This type of joy has everything to do with what I believe about God, what I believe He can do on the inside of me, and my choice then in response to what’s happening to me is to give praise back to Him.
That becomes something that’s within my control. I can’t always control what’s happening to me on the outside, but I can most definitely control my response, what I do with it, what I believe about God, what I believe he’s going to do about...
If you’re looking for a way to add to your joy, look no farther than spending some extra time with the relationships that matter most in your life! Convincing evidence of this comes from Martin Seligman, a leading expert in the field of happiness research. Check out a couple other compelling reasons why investing in deep connections are vital.
Close Relationships Make Us Feel Optimistic
A study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology showed that when we have social support, our perception of challenges changes. And the social support paves a way for optimism to grow, increasing overall satisfaction with life while lowering the risk of anxiety.
Friends Provide a Deeper Level of Support
We all enjoy some causal chit-chat with our buddies and colleagues, but when there’s something important to discuss, it’s crucial to have a confidant we can turn to. This has been shown to be...
We hope this Labor Day weekend finds you well and ready to RISE Together this weekend!
We have a few questions for you this weekend….what do you think is the best exercise proven to help you:
· Melt off body fat, lose weight and keep it off
· Rev up your energy
· Breakthrough stress
· Boost your mood
· Increase your earning potential
· Enhance your love life
· Tone and tighten your entire body
· And much, much more…
Want to find out?
What’s the best exercise to help you accomplish all of these wonderful benefits? Drum roll, please……
Here’s why walking ranks #1;
Food is fuel but there are times you may find yourself having your own personal energy crisis, and this often occurs in those mid-day moments.
Having a great selection of delicious snacks on hand is key to keeping your energy peaked and sustained throughout the day. One way to optimize your snacks is to balance the ratio of slow burning carbs to healthy protein and fat.
Instead of getting a 3 p.m. sugar rush with nutritionally empty snacks, look to fuel instead with foods that provide a steady flow of energy without the sugar high that is quickly followed by the inevitable crash.
Load up on these foods that give you energy, and you’ll find yourself recharged - even in the midst of a high stress day!
4 Go-To Foods that Give You Energy
A medium apple has about 25 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber. The latter stabilizes the effect of all those carbs on blood glucose levels, which means digestion happens at a...
As we head into a new week, we thought we’d dive into a few practical ways to eat healthy without putting a dent in your wallet!
Imagine the scenario: you open a fully stocked fridge brimming with fresh, high-quality foods that are chocked-full of the nutrients you need. And the best part is that it was super affordable and you have cash to spare.
While organic superfoods may cost more than your weekly food budget allows, you can still load up on the good stuff at an affordable price. Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily require expensive ingredients or going 100% organic and recipes don’t need to be overly complex.
If you’re ready to add high-quality ingredients to your diet without breaking the bank, follow these four easy tips for eating healthy on a budget.
#1 Keep Your Kitchen Stocked
It makes cooking so much easier if you to stock up on canned and dry goods, like tomato puree, tuna, chickpeas, kidney beans, rice, lentils, sweet...
It’s natural for your cravings to increase and for you to look to food for extra comfort during times of high stress. Pair that with the addictive nature of many of the processed foods that surround us and finding food freedom can often be a real challenge.
If we are honest, for most of us these last few months have felt like being an eagle locked in a cage and we just can’t fly.
To help us break free, let’s take a moment to look at some key research from Dr. Mark Hyman on the science of food addiction and 5 keys that make a huge impact on curbing your cravings…
The Science of Sugar Addiction
“Dr. David Ludwig and his colleagues at Harvard proved that foods with more sugar— trigger a special region in the brain called the nucleus accumbens. This is your brain’s pleasure center that, when activated, makes you feel good and drives you to seek out more of that feeling.
That addiction triggers a vicious cycle of...
This week we thought it would be fun and timely to focus on simple strategy to get your joy back!! And for heaven’s sake, we could all use a bit more fun and joy in this season!
Looking back to the 1960’s, American singer and songwriter Chubby Checker’s number one selling song created a dance craze across the nation prompting millions to get up out of their seats and “do the twist”! If you have ever heard the song, chances are it put a smile on your face, a tap in your toes and got you dancing too. Hmmm? What if we thought of exercise in the same light?
Most of us have been taught by health professionals to think of exercise as a discipline or something “we should do”, but rarely do we think of exercise as a joy or something “we want to do”. Here’s a “twist”, the song and message are changing. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, "Exercise is the new medicine. It will make you...
Broccoli Sausage Frittata
Who else likes quick easy recipe for breakfast?
With a few veggies and precooked chicken sausage, this is a perfect breakfast for the weekend or meal prep. Check out the full recipe by Dr Mark Hyman here.
This week we want to take a fresh look at what it really takes to make wellness simple, and to explore a few key tools that promise to renew and recharge your life!
With all the unexpected and unexpected challenges that this season has held, there couldn’t be a better time to reflect on areas that truly nourish your life.
If you’ve been looking for a way to kick start your health and to find simple strategies that actually work, then you’ve come to the right place!
R - RENEW YOUR SPIRIT
For centuries, societies across the globe have engaged in sacred practices that elevate one’s faith, hope and a greater sense of purpose in life- all which have been scientifically shown to increase one’s happiness.
Starting each morning with acts such as praying, meditating, journaling or reading a sacred scripture creates a “Sacred Moment”, that can dramatically impact your heart and set the stage for the day.
I - IGNITE YOUR MIND