habits


Looking Back at 2015

Throughout 2015, I wrote about themes like habits, mood-food influencers, toxin influence, energy influencers, hormone influencers, and health-related book reviews.  But as always certain posts resonate with my readers.  So what rose to the top for 2015? …drum roll, please… Top Posts for 2015 Quotable: Health is a gift. “Less Toxins = More Energy” July 14, 2015 (no longer available on…


5 Holiday Tips for Thriving

Christmas is a special season for me.  I enjoy the festive foods, the sparkly lights, board game laughter and spending time with family and friends.  As well, Christmas is when my family and I celebrate the birth of the infant, Jesus Christ.  Our traditions include celebrating advent during the weeks preceding December 25th, attending a Christmas Eve candlelight service and cooking special foods…


Unclutter And Lose Weight

Today is my last instalment of the four areas that most influence and boost your self-control and thereby strengthen your habit formation as outlined in Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin — unclutter.  I’m going to use declutter or dejunk, as these are terms I’ve used for decades.   Before I delve into decluttering and its benefits to losing physical weight…


Move, Baby, Move

I have often wondered why habits come and go, but some last a lot longer. Gretchen Rubin suggests that habits that bring about positive noticeable strengthen your self-control “serve as the Foundation for forming other good habits.” [59] Sleep, movement, nutrition and decluttering are foundational habits that make it easier to make other habits stick. True, when you get enough…


Sleep Matters

The Foundation Habit of Sleep Sleep — why do you need it? Good question. Fostering good habits of exercise, eating right and sleeping are intertwined and synergistic. According to Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before, suggests that “people who work on one positive habit often find it easier to improve in other areas.” (58) So where should you start?…