Why Procrastination is the Anti-Self-Care Habit

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Reducing Stress, Spirituality & Love

a photo from my hike and the moment I realized that procrastination causes stress

I have been a procrastinator for much of my life.  Like any other habit, after many years of doing it…it is deeply ingrained. Last Sunday I was working on a project that I had waited until the last minute to get done.  I reluctantly skipped yoga so I could finish up before my son’s soccer game.  I bet you can guess what happened.  It took me longer than I expected.  There were a few hiccups along the way and I was unable to get the material uploaded onto my website. I couldn’t call my tech person, because…it was Sunday.  As my husband and son were pacing around me asking if I was ready to go, the pressure mounted inside of … KEEP READING…

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse? That is the Question.

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Detoxification, Weight Loss

Our bodies are naturally awesome at taking care of us. They know how to heal. They are beautifully and miraculously designed in every way. They are filled with such intelligence.  And…our bodies have built in systems to detoxify us each and every day. We eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and skin. So, why would we need or want to do a cleanse or detox?  In today’s world, we are exposed to much higher concentrations of environmental pollution than ever before.  The water we drink is more contaminated, and the food that we eat is nowhere near the quality that our grandparents ate. The Standard American Diet (SAD) contains excess amounts of animal proteins, saturated … KEEP READING…

5 Tips To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Detoxification, Weight Loss

Nearly every single client I work with wants to lose weight. Most of my clients are in their 40’s and 50’s and are finding it more challenging to lose weight due to the hormonal changes that can come with being this age.  They feel like they are eating healthfully and exercising, but aren’t seeing the weight loss results they desire. Hormone balancing is important and revving up the metabolism can be helpful as well.  One of the most common questions I receive from my clients is “how can I speed up my metabolism?” Here are 5 tips to do just that! 1.         Reduce stress levels. An increase in stress is one of the major reasons we have a difficult time … KEEP READING…

Self-Care is a Daily Practice

Lisa StoryConscious Living

I feel like a broken record, because I always say this but…Self-care is a daily practice. There is no other way to feel our best than to each and every day do our best to care for ourselves through the practices that work optimally for our bodies and lifestyle. Diets are short-term. Willpower doesn’t last forever. Getting on the latest, greatest exercise bandwagon isn’t sustainable. What is sustainable is to let go of what I like to call, the “All or Nothing” game. The “All or Nothing” game looks like this. We decide to make healthier food choices and then one stressed out afternoon we eat a bag of chips or candy bar. Then we throw in the self-care towel … KEEP READING…