Holy 2019, where did the time go? One thing I know for sure is that 2018 fell nothing short of a year full of self-care. I mean just check out the hashtag on Instagram and there are over 10 million post of people sharing their workout routines, delicious looking smoothies and bowls, and cabinets full of clean beauty products. But none of this is going anywhere in 2019 and it’s only going to get better.
Welp, this is not my second but third time to get sick this winter and when we feel sick there is nothing we want more than to feel better. So, I figured, what better time than now to share some all-natural remedies that I have been using to fight the cold and flu? It’s been almost two years since I stopped taking medications including DayQuil, Tylenol, etc. that are known for being harmful to your liver. Although it may be timelier than just popping a pill, I truly believe in the power of plants and using holistic practices as a way heal your body.
Do you follow the moon cycles? I remember as a kid, my dad and I would take his telescope out into the yard and gaze up at the planets and stars. I was fascinated. Sadly, as I got older and times changed the tradition stopped and my interest in our solar system slowly began to fade. That is until I found my passion as a well-preneur and I began to incorporate astrology and moon rituals into my lifestyle.
We have all been victims to insomnia a time or two and I am going to say it is probably safe to assume you’re here reading this post because you’re included in the 50-70 million American adults that suffer from sleep issues. That’s about 1/3 of the American population that is struggling with sleep issues meaning you’re not alone! There are several reasons we could be losing sleep, but one of the biggest causes of insomnia is stress. I’ll be the first to admit that when I find myself tossing and turning all night its usually because I have something that is causing me anxiety.
“Is cupping therapy actually effective or is it just another one of those “woo woo” wellness trends?” This is a question that I get asked quite often so I figured I would take this opportunity to share my experience with cupping and everything you need to know about cupping therapy before you go to your first session! Like many others, the first time I heard about cupping was when Michael Phelps exposed those crazy, perfectly circular, dark marks on his back during the 2016 Olympics. My initial thought was, “WTF, why would someone put themselves through something that appears to be brutally painful?!”
For me, inflammation is the root of all evil causing tensions headaches and my shoulders to scrunch up by my ears. Inflammation occurs in the body as a defense mechanism that recognizes damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens and acts to try and heal the problematic areas. Unfortunately, the inflammation I experience is chronic and caused by severe cervical disc herniations and injuries. There are many factors that cause my body to have major inflammation flare ups including physical activity, lack of sleep, stress, and so forth.