How to Age Gracefully & Healthfully

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Each day we are inundated by messages telling us to resist or avoid aging. The anti-aging movement is found in beauty products, foods, beverages, supplements and in information heard every day on television, social media and online. Less commonly seen and heard is information that supports accepting the aging process as a normal, healthy part of life along with the inspiration to do it proudly and authentically. Aging is a natural and unavoidable part of life. When the messages received are to avoid it all costs, or we only see examples of the aches, pains, or suffering…we lose sight of the possibilities and positivity of this phase. Aging gracefully and healthfully requires care and attention. The following suggestions provide an … KEEP READING…

TRAVEL: Strategies to Keep You Glowing!

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Have you ever come home feeling like you now NEED a vacation from your vacation?! Vacations can be relaxing, fun and exciting. Wonderful memories and experiences are created when we travel. We come back with tales to tell! Sometimes we return home feeling exhausted, bloated or even sick. What if you could travel AND feel healthy both during and after the trip? When at home daily rhythms sustain and ground our bodies and energy. We have regular mealtimes, wake-up times, bedtimes, exercise habits and are surrounded by our personal belongings and the foods we eat normally. When traveling we’re exposed to changes in weather, time zones, altitude, humidity, diet and to our regular daily schedule. These changes can be taxing … KEEP READING…

Let’s ‘mother’ ourselves!

Lisa StoryConscious Living

In my coaching practice, I speak with women suffering from low energy, aches, pains, inflammation, thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, migraines, hormonal issues, digestive issues, stubborn weight gain, depression, anxiety, side effects from taking multiple prescriptions for different ailments…and sadly this list is not exhaustive. These women come seeking nutritional guidance, health or lifestyle education and emotional support.  Unfortunately, too often I hear versions of the following sentiments… “I’ll be ready to focus on my health in a few months. I’m JUST too busy right now to focus on myself.” “When my daughter graduates from high school next year, then I can focus on my own health.” “After I finish this important project I’m dealing with at work, then I can … KEEP READING…

Are You a Desk or Dashboard Diner?

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Most Americans eat at least one meal a day in the car or at their desk. Our modern day busy, and technology-filled lives invite near constant multi-tasking.  According to a Harvard study done in 2013, eating while watching TV increased food intake by at least 50%. The same is likely true for eating while driving or working, surfing the internet or scrolling through social media.   In this state of distracted busyness, it becomes all too easy to ignore the body and its true hunger signals which then leads to low blood sugar. When we finally do eat, it’s from a place of depletion and distraction. Have you ever felt “hangry”?! Eating while distracted or on the run results in faster consumption, eating … KEEP READING…