Home Cooking: The Quickest Way to Improve Your Health

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

Restaurant and fast foods are frequently filled with unhealthy fats, preservatives, additives, and excess sugars and salt.  By cooking fresh whole foods at home, we’re better able to control the quality of what we eat and quickly improve our overall health. We often dine out or pick up fast food when we’re pushed for time.  Living a full and engaged life doesn’t mean that you have to compromise your well-being by short-changing your diet. A way to streamline your cooking life is to grocery shop only once during the week.  Make a list, take it with you and get everything you need.  This will save you time and unnecessary trips running back to the store which let’s face it….is unlikely … KEEP READING…

Improving Your Digestion and Health: One Bite at a Time!

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

You are what you eat. While there is some truth to this often repeated statement, the reality is that if we’re not digesting properly and absorbing our nutrients it doesn’t matter how many healthy foods we consume each day. We are what we eat, digest, and absorb. When our digestive tract is not working effectively, we may experience issues such as;  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn, food sensitivities, skin issues, headaches, low energy, nausea, depression, anxiety and many other challenges that can all be traced back to the health and well-being of our gut. There are many steps we can take to begin to improve our digestion so that we’re absorbing the nutrients from the good food … KEEP READING…

Empty Nest: When the Kids Fly the Coop

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Spirituality & Love

Lately, I’ve been talking with clients and friends who’ve been sharing their varied emotions as kids graduate from high school, college, get married, or move away. Empty nest is that phase of life when we’re happy and proud that our kids are becoming independent adults while simultaneously experiencing feelings of loss and sadness. First, acknowledge yourself for a parenting job well done. Being a parent is rewarding and it’s one of the most noble and toughest jobs on the planet. Second, be gentle and patient with yourself. The fact is you’re going through a major life transition. It’s normal to feel a wide array of emotions during times like this. You may experience feelings of joy, pride, love, and excitement … KEEP READING…