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…

A holiday season to remember…

Lisa StoryHolidays

Lisa Story The Conscious Health Coach Holiday Program

Is it really the middle of November?  I took a walk at dusk this evening and it was balmy.  I want to curl up next to the fire, read books, and sip hot chocolate.  Instead, I came home from my walk, opened the windows, and chopped some raw veggies. Alas…the cool weather will arrive.  I know it will. In the meantime, I am looking forward to my soul being nourished by the holiday season. Have you been busy? I have been busy. Since August, I have been helping out at my husband’s physical therapy office in addition to working in my own practice.  Maintaining a sense of a balanced and healthy lifestyle has at times been elusive.  I am grateful that … KEEP READING…