Are You a Joy Sucker? What’s Your Happy?

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Do you know someone that every time you greet them they give the same response? A mixture of a greeting and a complaint all in the same sentence?

Me: “Hey, good morning! How are you?”
Them: “Oh, I’m here. Hangin’ in there.”
Me: ” Well, that’s a start. I hope you have a good day.”
Them: ” Hmm, me too. But I know it won’t happen like that. I’m just trying to survive.”

When you walk away from this person,  two things are usually true.  First, you instantly feel a drop in your own energy and second, you already know how their day is going to go… exactly like they said it would! Continue reading

Holiday Eating Survival Tips

12 Easy Tips for Holiday Eating

HOLIDAY EATING SURVIVAL TIPS

Holidays are a favorite time of the year for many people and there’s no wonder why! The parties, the festive atmosphere, spending time with loved ones, and the delectable dishes and goodies that are never more than a stone’s throw away. But wait! You have adopted a lifestyle based around healthy eating of anti-inflammatory, whole foods and juicing. Or, you’ve at least started to be more mindful of your eating habits and don’t want to fall back into old patterns. How will you ever be able to sit down to a holiday with family and friends who haven’t?

Not to worry! Whether you are preparing the meal or simply an honored guest, there are several strategies that can be employed to navigate holiday tables with ease. Broken down into 3 categories, these 12 tips will empower you to stay in control while enjoying the holidays without stress. Continue reading