Valentines Day and Heart Month bring to mind chocolate, candies, champagne, romance, right ventricle, left atrium…huh? February is also Heart Month, a chance to reexamine how we treat our hearts and know how important they are. There are multiple ways to help our heart health which add up to wholeness. Diet Try a Meatless MondayContinue reading “Your One True Love – Your Heart”
2020 was a master class. What have we all learned about ourselves, our loved ones and the world? Writer Kristin Joy Lavin shares personal insights and experience about 2020.
I used to hate to go to bed when I was little. We used to have family game nights where we played Sorry, Clue and Monopoly. Since I was the youngest, I always had to hit the hay the earliest. I wasn’t having it so I would either have fake coughing fits, whine or sneakContinue reading “Sleep Better!”
When I was twenty years old, I decided to teach exercise classes. I had been going to a local Lucille Roberts gym and was a dedicated class member. The manager there would try and recruit me once per week, “Come on Kristin, you’d be a great instructor.” The truth of it was that I couldn’tContinue reading “Drug-Free Stress Relief”
Life seemed so much simpler way back when. Maybe I sound old, like I never thought I would. Or maybe it’s that life has just gotten more complicated over the years with age, technology and the quest for more.
The days are getting shorter, the sun is casting shadows in different spots in my yard and the nights require another blanket on the bed. September is here. Fall is lovely and there is much to be grateful for: pumpkin spice everything, warm fires, a brisk walk, fall TV shows and cozying up with aContinue reading “Why is Vitamin D so crucial now more than ever?”
I won’t lie, for some, Kombucha is an acquired taste. It has a slightly tangy taste, similar to Apple Cider Vinegar. But most people start drinking it for the health benefits rather than pure enjoyment. After a while, you’ll actually like the taste and it does have many flavors to choose from as well. WhatContinue reading “Is Kombucha Good for You?”
When I think of summer, I think bountiful, colorful produce…fireflies and other critters. I envision slathering on sunscreen and getting my tan on…A vibrant green lawn hosting birds, bunnies and butterflies. Summer is also a great time to make a positive change in our usual habits. We are in charge of our destiny and healthContinue reading “5 Summer Upgrades”
There was a time when sunbathers slathered on baby oil and cooked until beet red thinking, “It’ll turn into a tan by tomorrow.” Times have changed. People still like a nice base coat but rarely does one spend hours in the sun without sunscreen and our skin looks better because of that. However there are stillContinue reading “Is Your Sunscreen Safe?”
Outlook on life is an important part of being healthy and happy. Research shows a positive outlook is beneficial. That combined with healthy choices can have a positive impact on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Try to implement these in daily life. Change your thoughts – As a negative or fearful thought arises, flipContinue reading “How Positivity Can Affect Your Health”