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Kick the Procrastination Habit!

Procrastination. It’s a fascinating phenomenon, and one that approximately 20% of adults admit to having a problem with. True procrastination isn’t just putting off the things we dread or attempting to avoid the inevitable. For many, procrastination sneaks in and interferes with parts of life that we actually want to engage in. Some of us are guilty of only the occasional procrastination, while for others, it becomes a way of life.

Before we really dig into what procrastination is, how it affects our lives and how to transform a tendency to wait until the last minute into healthier habits, it’s...

January 15, 2019 by Angela Irish

Tips to Eat Healthier

The holidays are a season of celebration. For many of us, this translates into a season of overindulgence. All those cookies, spiked eggnog and festive holiday dinners may have taken a toll on your energy level, not to mention adversely affected how your clothes fit.

The new year is here, but instead of making a resolution to follow some torturous diet plan in hopes of mitigating the damage the holidays did to your waistline, why not focus on adopting a few habits that will support a lifetime of making healthier choices about how you nourish your body?

The Importance of...

December 31, 2018 by Angela Irish

Stress and Breakouts – What’s the Connection?

We’ve all been there. You’re tired, stressed or worried about something and then, as if the universe is purposefully trying to make everything even worse, you notice a red pimple that emulates Mt. Everest on your chin. You’ve always heard that the idea of stress and acne being connected was nothing but an old wives’ tale, but now you’re wondering if maybe this isn’t a coincidence.

As it turns out, you would be correct in your thinking. You really weren’t imagining all those times you thought your acne got worse because you were stressed out about something. There is a...

December 17, 2018 by Angela Irish

Self Care

You’ve heard the saying that you can’t pour from an empty cup? Attempting to pour ourselves out until the very last drop hesitantly drips off the rim is something that most of us are guilty of, at least occasionally if not habitually. Many of us are overworked, overextended and overstressed. When the responsibilities and obligations start to add up, something has to give. Unfortunately, the little things we do to take care of ourselves are usually at the bottom of the priority list, so they’re often the first to go.

If you were to ask any group of people if...

December 03, 2018 by Angela Irish

Rise and SHINE!

Some people are natural early risers, while the rest of us sleepily hit the snooze button repeatedly before crawling out of bed. For those that consider themselves night owls, mornings can be downright painful – a pain that only seems to escalate once winter comes along. Who wants to leave the coziness of their bed when it’s dark and cold when the alarm goes off?

The struggle is real, but life often necessitates that we start the day at a reasonable time. Fortunately, there are ways to change your night owl ways and embrace the morning with a smile. Plus,...

November 20, 2018 by Angela Irish

Clear the Air!

We often take it for granted, but the quality of the air we breathe plays a major role in our health and wellbeing. Poor air quality has been attributed as a causative factor in a number of serious health conditions, and according to the Harvard School of Public Health, poor air quality – otherwise known as air pollution – kills more than 3 million people a year worldwide.

That is a pretty dismal statistic, and one that makes you want to run for cover in the safety and clean air of your own home. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that for many...

October 30, 2018 by Angela Irish

Social Media Mindfulness

While it can be argued that social media serves an important role in our modern lives – after all, the level of connectivity that social media provides does help to bring people together and keep them connected – it’s also safe to say that there’s a fine line between just the right balance and social media overload.

Too much social media can easily lead to compulsive behaviors that disrupt your everyday life. Just think of all the times that spending time on social media has gotten you riled up, or even caused you to feel a little down about your...

October 22, 2018 by Angela Irish

Diet Trends

We’ve all heard that old saying “You are what you eat,” and at a very basic level, it’s hard to disagree with it. Science continually backs up the theory that the foods we choose to nourish our bodies with have a direct impact on our health – including how we feel and look on a daily basis. I think that it’s a fair assumption to say that most people have decent intentions when it comes to eating a healthy diet, but many of us also feel that we need a sort of “template” for meeting nutritional and weight loss goals.

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October 10, 2018 by Angela Irish

Taking Care of Skin of Color

The amount of information about skincare that can be found on the internet is practically endless – a Google search for “skincare” produces over half a billion results in less than a second. While there’s a lot of good information out there, and occasionally some bad, most of it takes on a one-size-fits all approach. For example, there’s plenty of advice about taking care of your skin at different stages of your life but none of it really touches on any of the factors that can make our skin unique – such as ethnicity.

People of color, meaning anyone with...

September 13, 2018 by Angela Irish

10 Simple Ways to Increase Your Wellness Today

When it comes to health, many of us are planners. We like to plan for things like major dietary changes, new fitness routines or a major lifestyle switch. Planning and anticipating these types of changes can be a major morale boost and helps us feel optimistic about the future. The only problem is that sometimes, all that planning never makes it to the execution stage.

It turns out that we’re our own worst enemies when it comes to increasing wellness. That new diet you were excited about has a meal plan that’s too complicated or working in the time to...

August 29, 2018 by Angela Irish