Is Avocado Oil Healthy for Me?

Lisa StoryConscious Living

You bet it is!  Avocado oil is amazing…both in taste and in health benefits. Avocado just like the olive is a fruit and similar to olive oil when you compare their nutritional profiles side by side.  However, it has a higher smoke point which means it’s excellent to cook or roast with at higher heat without compromising the integrity of the oil. Benefits include: Excellent for heart health Lowers blood pressure Decreases joint pain and arthritis symptoms Keeps gums healthy High in antioxidants Beautifies skin and thickens hair Improves eye health Helps nutrients in other foods be more readily absorbed by the body Suggested ways to include avocado oil into your diet: Drizzle over salads with a squeeze of citrus … KEEP READING…

Eating Well AND Reducing Your Grocery Bill

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living

Eating Well AND Reducing Your Grocery Bill

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces…just good food from fresh ingredients. ” ~ Julia Childs Julia is so wise!  And, I’d add that cooking good food from fresh ingredients doesn’t have to be expensive either. However, eating and cooking can become costly which is a common concern I hear….especially when you don’t plan ahead. Suggestions to Reduce Your Grocery Bill: Before you head out the door….shop in your own kitchen. What does that mean?  It means make a grocery list…and then cross off anything you already have. No one likes to come home from the store only to discover that you have 3 jars of almond butter hiding in the pantry. That’s stuff’s pricey! Start off your money saving strategy … 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…

Willpower: It’s Not a Long-Term Solution for Achieving Goals

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Weight Loss

THIS is why I LOVE hiking!

Willpower is a funny thing.  It only takes us so far before life happens.  We have a fight with our spouse, feel stressed by an important deadline at work, get tired of hearing the kids argue, or are unable to pay a bill and next thing you know…we cave to temptation and are easily swayed away from our goals. The first step to sticking with diet and exercise goals is to stop relying on your willpower alone.  You won’t get to where you want to go unless you take a different approach. What I recommend is to consider WHY you want to achieve your goals and HOW you want to feel when you achieve them.  This is your primary motivation. … KEEP READING…