Food for Thought: Supporting Your Brain Health

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

Have you or someone you know ever made an ever-so-slightly nervous joke about declining memory while confessing that Alzheimer’s runs in the family?  Do you or someone you love suffer from anxiety or depression? You are not alone. We’d all be hard-pressed these days to find anyone who is not touched by the topic of brain health. With rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease which is the most common form of dementia, and the increasing numbers of people on anti-anxiety and depression medications…it’s imperative that we seek to better understand what foods and activities support our brain in staying healthy. The great news is there are key ways to keep your brain functioning optimally. Consume a diet rich in the following: … KEEP READING…

Create your health with intention…energy goes where intention flows.

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Our mind and body are intricately linked together. Scientific evidence continues to mount proving that our thoughts and beliefs can dramatically affect health and well-being. (If you’re into this sort of thing…it’s worth researching epigenetics!) Put simply, what we choose to think about ourselves and the world matters to our well-being. If we think negatively about ourselves and others, we will experience negativity. If we think positively, we will have a tendency to experience more positivity in our life. Does this mean that when “bad” things happen or we get sick, we are to blame?  Absolutely not! There is much in this mysterious and beautiful world that cannot be explained. What I am suggesting is that consciously aligning with loving, healing thoughts … KEEP READING…

Have you or a loved one been sick recently?

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

“Being sick is just your body’s way of saying you’re way too awesome and you need to slow down so everyone else can catch up.”  ~ Unknown Getting sick happens, although hopefully very rarely. To be sure…it’s NO fun! More important than any sickness or physical imbalance we may have though is HOW we treat ourselves when we don’t feel well. Do we judge ourselves for being sick, blame the coughing woman who was in line behind us at the grocery store a few days ago, or push ourselves to keep on working or moving through being sick? Keep in mind that when sick, the body is detoxifying and purging itself of something that doesn’t support health.  Here are some … KEEP READING…

Tis the Season of Cocktails!

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Holidays

The holidays are the time of year when it’s tempting to overindulge in alcohol. It’s festive and tasty to celebrate with a cocktail or glass of wine…not to mention the relaxation that kicks in as we sip away when stress levels are traditionally higher. However, too much alcohol weakens the immune system leaving you susceptible to colds, flus and lower in vitality. It dehydrates the body resulting in headaches and what I like to call the “foggy and groggies”. While alcohol helps you fall asleep, it prevents you from slipping into a normal sleep cycle and causes night-waking. It also disrupts the endocrine system and creates hormonal imbalances that contribute to PMS, menopausal symptoms and adrenal fatigue. Keep in mind that … KEEP READING…