Feeling Lonely? 3 Steps to Overcome Loneliness

After graduation, almost all of my friends moved away to start their adult lives on the other side of the world.  Due to the sudden time differences, we started to talk less and less until we only managed a Skype conversation every 1-3 months.  In between these Skype conversations and occasional Whatsapp messages, my days consisted of going to work and then going straight home with no one to spend time with during my free time.  Needless to say, loneliness was Continue reading “Feeling Lonely? 3 Steps to Overcome Loneliness”

5 Steps to Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

“Why can’t I be more like other people? No matter what I do, I just can’t seem to measure up to other people.  My self-worth is dependent on other people’s perception of me.

I heard this a lot when growing up.  Whispered among friends, implied through actions, and eventually echoed around in my own head.  No matter what society or culture you grew up in, being judged and compared to those around you is an inevitable fact of life.  Trying to hide from it is futile; the only thing you can do is to Continue reading “5 Steps to Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin”

Have Difficult Conversations to Nurture Healthy Relationships

I’ve always been one to avoid confrontation. Being hypersensitive to tense atmospheres, I will always be the one to try and smooth things over.  I live my life watching people’s faces, afraid to offend, or make others feel anything less than positive emotion.  If you’re not smiling, I start wondering why you’re not happy even though you’re just thinking very hard about dinner.  As a result, Continue reading “Have Difficult Conversations to Nurture Healthy Relationships”

Nature’s Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar

Commonly used in recipes, apple cider vinegar is actually a very good health aid when ingested by itself.

How?
Keeps your tummy happy

Drinking apple cider vinegar before eating something you know you shouldn’t be eating will help prevent your stomach from hating you later. Pectin and malic acid in apple cider vinegar is a water soluble fiber that normalizes your stomach acid levels and increases the absorption of fiber, which helps digestion and eases constipation. Continue reading “Nature’s Liquid Gold: Apple Cider Vinegar”

All About Eggs [Part 3]: The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg + Recipe

Now that you know how to pick out the perfect kind of egg for your needs, now all you need to do is cook it and enjoy the eggy goodness! Here’s how.

How to make the perfect soft-boiled egg

Now that you’ve chosen the kind of egg you want to include into your diet, how do you go about preparing it?  I suggest boiling since I find it to be one of the simplest and most versatile preparation methods.

In my experience, it’s much easier Continue reading “All About Eggs [Part 3]: The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg + Recipe”

All About Eggs [Part 2]: Labels, Labels, Labels!

But when buying eggs, there are so many different labels. Which one should you go for?  Here’s a quick breakdown for what some of the most common labels mean:

“Cage-Free” vs “Free-Range”
Don’t confuse “cage-free” with “free-range”! Cage free just means that the chickens were not packed into a cage, but there are no regulations on how tightly packed they are in a space.  As long as they are not placed in a cage, chicken farmers can Continue reading “All About Eggs [Part 2]: Labels, Labels, Labels!”

All About Eggs [Part 1]: Cholesterol Bombs, or Nutritional Gems?

Scared to eat eggs because you’re scared of cholesterol?  Don’t be.  Like every other food, if eaten in moderation combined with a healthy diet, the enormous health benefits that come from eating eggs is much greater than worrying about a little cholesterol (which, as I’ll explain later, isn’t that big of a deal).

What’s so great about eggs? 

Continue reading “All About Eggs [Part 1]: Cholesterol Bombs, or Nutritional Gems?”

Don’t Work Hard, Work Smart!

Many of us wish we had more time in a day; 24 hours just never seems enough!  But, sadly, that’s all we’re going to get.  So what can we do to make the most of the time we have so we don’t feel like we’re always working, but never seem to be getting enough done?  Here are some tips you can try that will greatly Continue reading “Don’t Work Hard, Work Smart!”

All About Honey: The Natural Elixir

Honey has been the go-to alternative sweetener for many health conscious individuals, but is honey actually a healthy sugar substitute?  Is it really more than just another combination of fructose and glucose?  While this point is still being debated among some circles, I’d say YES.  Here’s why:  Continue reading “All About Honey: The Natural Elixir”

More Beets, Please!

For the past little while, kale has been the latest fad food trend. But I’m here to tell you not to forget about beets! Nutritionists have long been telling us to eat as many differently colored fruits and vegetables as possible in order to incorporate a larger variety of nutrients into your diet and beets are a great way to get some vibrant red into you.

But what’s so great about beets?

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