How to Use Your Brain-Based Supergirl Powers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ready to come on a Supergirl journey with me? Forget Superman, we’re Superwomen! Your brain: that’s what’s going to turn on your Supergirl powers. It’s all about why your self-talk matters. Shelli, what are you talking about and how’s your … Continued

How We Spend Our Time Determines Our Destiny

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been thinking about the choices we all make and how they determine our destiny. One of the main choices we make, and maybe the most important one, is how we spend our time. How we use time management determines … Continued

How to Stop a Headache Quickly and Naturally

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s simple and easy to feel better every day when you use these tips. Here’s a potpourri of useful suggestions for how to stop a headache, improve your mood, and increase your energy. Want to stop a headache in its … Continued

Got Ankle Pain? Try These Tips For Relief!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Got ankle pain, or do you perceive that you have weak ankles? One of the many things I do as a coach is helping my clients recover from injuries and help them regain mobility and strength. I use a system … Continued

Learn To Love Healthy Fats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learn to love healthy fats. It’s as simple as that. Why? Because there are so many benefits of healthy fats! There are 3 types of fat – saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. Forget about that old “eating fat makes you fat” … Continued

How to Get More Energy Anytime and Anywhere

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wouldn’t you love to have energy on demand? Particularly in winter time when we often lack both physical and mental energy? It’s simple to boost your energy when you know how. Four Tips to Boost Your Energy Here are four … Continued

Why Green Tea Boosts Your Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that green tea boosts your metabolism? However, when your body adjusts to the active ingredients, the boosting effect stops. What can you do? How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism Try cycling your green tea intake. Drink it for … Continued

How What You Eat Affects Sleep

Reading Time: 2 minutes If your brain is too excited, you’ll likely have trouble falling asleep. One of the things that may be happening is that your brain is excited from TOXINS. This may also be the case if you have trouble staying asleep. … Continued

Simple, Inspiring Quotes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to be SIMPLY inspired?? I know I’m always up for some inspiration, so the other day I went looking for some great quotes. See what you think of these inspiring quotes! Inspiring Quotes “We cannot direct the wind, but … Continued

How Road Trips Can Be Habit Forming!

Reading Time: 3 minutes The traffic lights got me thinking! As I drove during a recent car-trip holiday, there were just a few traffic lights along a rural two-lane, tree-lined route. You could see the lights hanging far in the distance, and there weren’t … Continued

Goal Setting Made Easy

Reading Time: 3 minutes How’s the year been for you so far? Is it off to a great start? You have all these things you want to accomplish in the New Year, right? You’re done setting goals. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Eat better or … Continued

How Do You SEE The World?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you think you see the world through your eyes or through your brain? Most people might answer through your eyes, but that’s not correct. You don’t see the world through your eyes. You’re actually seeing through your brain. What … Continued

Best Way to Beat Afternoon Fatigue

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is there anything you can do about your mid-day or afternoon fatigue? If you are falling asleep around 2:00 p.m. each day, you are not alone. Many, if not most of us, go through a period of post-lunch listlessness. Knowing … Continued

Krill: What It Is and Health Benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know much about krill oil benefits? I’ve got a multiple choice question for you. What’s Krill? a) The character from the movie Krill Bill. b) The newest hip hop dance step. c) A shrimp-like crustacean. I knew you’d … Continued

Will Exercise Help You Lose Weight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There was an article in Time Magazine some time ago that many people ask me about, so I thought I’d throw my two cents into the mix. It declared that “Exercise won’t make you lose weight.” It was written by … Continued

Benefits of Chicken Soup: Fact or Fiction!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the scoop on chicken soup? Is it healthy for you or are the healing benefits of chicken soup pure myth? I personally love chicken soup, and a few weeks ago I went on this kick of eating my homemade … Continued

How to Eat and Buy Organic Food on a Budget

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is buying organic food always the best choice? Is it really healthier for you? When it comes to making food choices, I’m often touting the slogan, “Eat locally, organically when possible.” After saying that, the next comment I get is, … Continued

Brain Exercises and Neurobics Keep You Mentally Sharp

Reading Time: 4 minutes I know you’re doing aerobics, but there’s a new aerobics kid on the block: neuron aerobics. Neuron aerobics and brain exercises for health might just be more important for your well-being than your typical aerobics. So, if you’re not doing … Continued

How Food Additives Affect Your Sleep

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you too excited to sleep at night? Maybe you’re having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? The culprit may be additives in your food. How Food Additives Affect Sleep Aspartame, MSG, artificial coloring, nitrates, and even soy contain “excitotoxins.” … Continued

Why All The Hype About Cold Showers?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you heard about how cold showers, and actually cold exposure in general, can be good for your health? This topic floats in and out of the media. In recent years, cold body therapy has gained serious popularity, because it … Continued

7 Tips For Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you struggle to maintain weight loss long-term? It’s not easy to maintain a healthy weight. While fad-diets might help you drop pounds, keeping weight off is challenging. Research shows that 95% of dieters regain lost weight within one to … Continued

Fad Diets Don’t Work! Here’s What DOES Work!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the world’s best diet? Yes, there is one that experts have been ranking BEST for years now. Studies show it does everything, including helping you maintain a healthy weight, improving your heart health, and reducing symptoms of … Continued

How to Declutter Your Home: Most Popular 7 Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Close your eyes and imagine the area around you in its most inviting and peaceful state. Maybe the lights are slightly dimmer or there’s some nice music playing. What does it smell like? Are you there alone or are others … Continued

How to Get the Most Benefits From Meditation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Marie Kondo may help you get your spring cleaning done and organized, but today we’re talking about a different kind of deep cleaning. We’re talking about a deep clean for your brain! When it come to decluttering your brain, nothing … Continued

What’s So Special About Mushrooms?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Truffles are like gold! They are sought after and treasured. Truffles are a hardy, healthy alternative to meat. That might be one of the reasons for their rise in popularity, even among us regular folks. In part that’s due to … Continued

Does Wearing Shoes Damage Your Feet?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What’s your relationship with your shoes? Does that sound like a strange question. Maybe you never think about the shoes you wear, maybe you’re totally obsessed with your shoe choices or maybe you’re somewhere in between. I’d say I’m on … Continued

Best Six Foods That Help Fight Colds and Flu

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve all been told “chicken soup” when we’re under the weather, but there are other foods that are known to help your immune system fight off those nasty cold and flu bugs, too. Here are the top six foods to … Continued

Fitness Strategies Not Working? Try This!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sometimes what you’re doing either with working out or nutrition just isn’t working. When one strategy doesn’t work, you’ve got to try another and keep changing fitness strategies until you find the one that DOES work. While this sounds simple … Continued

Why Stress Causes Aging: What You Can Do About It

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oxidative stress is one of the primary causes of conditions related to aging. The link between stress and aging is real. Stress is linked to not just outward signs of aging but also cataracts, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and atherosclerosis. It stresses … Continued

Fear: My Humorous and Thoughtful Take On It!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Warning: this article contains a humorous yet thoughtful look at overcoming fears! We hate to admit it but most of our fears are irrational. And I’ll even admit that most of my fears are irrational. On one hand, everyday life … Continued

Can Sunlight Make You Skinny?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if the sun makes you skinny? Maybe you’re read something about this online. A woman recently asked me an interesting question. She had seen something online and wanted to know if the sun makes us skinny. … Continued

Should You Take A Multivitamin? Maybe, maybe not!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think it’s necessary to take a multivitamin? I’m often asked whether or not I think taking a multivitamin is a good idea. In other words, is it necessary? It’s a good question, and one that deserves an answer, … Continued

Are You A Busy Beaver Or An Otter?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I was reading about the difference between otters and beavers the other day, and it got me thinking. Otters are said to be the most playful of all animals. Life for them is one frolic after another, sunbathing on a … Continued

Pre-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat Before A Workout

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think much about what to eat before you workout? Whether it’s from my yoga students, personal training clients or runners I’m coaching, it’s a common question people ask me. So let’s take a closer look at pre-workout food … Continued

Is It Necessary To Drink Milk And Eat Dairy Products?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is drinking milk and eating dairy products a mistake? The answer can be confusing. You’ll be better able to decide for yourself when you have accurate information, so let’s see if we can get clear on some Milk Matters! What … Continued

Sweets and Breast Cancer: What’s The Connection?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered if there’s a connection between eating sweets and breast cancer? This topic comes up in the media every now and again. Let’s go over some of the information so you’ll be able to better grasp the … Continued

Top 9 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Healthy Living

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you up for success? I sure hope so! Here are some tips for setting yourself up for  healthy living. How Our Environment Influences Us We are all influenced by our environment when it comes to our levels of physical … Continued

Is the Oprah Syndrome a Good or Bad Thing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s something I call the Oprah Syndrome. Maybe you call it the Dr. Oz Syndrome. Whatever you call it, the syndrome has the same effect on people. Let me give you an example to illustrate the Oprah Syndrome. What is … Continued

What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alzheimer’s is defined as a progressive deterioration within the brain that can occur in middle or old age. However, It’s preventable and not a normal part of aging! The name itself refers to the German psychiatrist and pathologist Dr. Aloysius … Continued

Walking For Health:19 Tips and Benefits

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can get in great shape simply by walking. Yes, walking! You can walk your way to fitness. It can serve as the base for building up an aerobic base for health and fitness. Walking for health is simple, inexpensive, … Continued

6 Best Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

Reading Time: 2 minutes A great diet is necessary for optimal brain and memory function. Eating the best brain foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants helps your body, brain, and memory stay young. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, which include many fruits and … Continued

How To Build A Better Brain At Any Age

Reading Time: 3 minutes You can prevent brain dysfunction and grow your brain if you know how. Scientists now know that stimulating the brain through the senses of eyes, ears, touch, smell, and taste trigger new connections between the brain and body and within … Continued

What Is Hara Hachi Bu?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hara hachi bu is a Japanese term meaning “Eat until you’re 80% full.” It originated in the city of Okinawa. People use this advice to control their eating habits. Interestingly, Okinawans have one of the lowest rates of illness from … Continued

What is the Difference Between Fat and Muscle?

Reading Time: 3 minutes True stories from the trenches are the best! What happened recently is a good teachable moment for us all, so I’m sharing it with you. Do you understand the difference between fat and muscle? A woman wrote to me asking … Continued

Are Acai Berries Good For Your Brain?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’re thinking, “Should I believe all the marketing information about Acai berries?” Maybe you’ve even asked people who keep up on the healthiest foods what they think about Acai berries? Many people are calling it a wonder cure. … Continued

Stevia: Overview, Uses, Benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes During an outing with a friend last weekend, he started telling me that one of his neighbors has this fantastic plant growing in his yard. He said, “It’s a new kind of plant that grows a sweetener. Have you heard … Continued

Negative Affects of Sugar on the Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you much of a soda drinker? Do you drink sugary sodas on a regular basis? If you have an addiction to sugary sodas or know someone who does (and I think we all do), please pay careful attention. Sugar … Continued

Does High Intensity Exercise Benefit Your Brain?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maybe you’re already walking thirty minutes a day, maybe more. So when the basic brain health advice of getting out for a walk every day is offered, you say to yourself, “I already do that.” OK. That’s fair enough. There’s … Continued

Is Garlic Good For The Brain?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you enjoy garlic? I sure do. It not only pleases my palate but it has a long list of health and brain benefits as well. Garlic’s properties may indeed be good for your brain. Let’s take a closer look. … Continued

Nature vs. Nurture: How Exercise Changes Your Genes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever thought it’s my genetics! That’s why I’m overweight, obsessive compulsive and/or can’t stay away from chocolate, and my brain always feels so fuzzy. Come on now, be honest. I don’t know anyone, including myself, who hasn’t thought … Continued

7 Tips To Add More Walking Into Your Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you one of those people who thinks you don’t have time for exercise? Exercise is so important and benefits us in so many ways. Yet it’s very easy to shrug it off, skip it, and think you’ll get to … Continued

Why Sugar is Bad for Brain Health

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sugar is sugar is sugar……or is it not as simple and sweet as that? Just me mentioning sugar will either set you up for a craving or put you in a defensive I-never-touch-the-stuff mode. For most of us though, we’re … Continued

Why Strength Training is Good for Your Brain Function

Reading Time: 2 minutes Getting stronger from strength training benefits both your body and brain function in so many ways! Are you regularly practicing strength training? If not, why not? OK, I can already hear some of you saying “but I hate going to … Continued

10 Easy Tips to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have the best of intentions, but ultimately struggle when you want to eat more fruits and vegetables? Do you get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Don’t worry, you are not alone. … Continued

How All-or-Nothing Thinking Affects Your Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you an all-or-nothing thinker? Come on, be honest. Many of us are and we don’t even realize it. I’m also guessing you don’t realize the affects of all-or-nothing thinking and how it damages your brain What is All-or-Nothing Thinking … Continued

Eating for Brain Health Means Eating Without Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do people ask you about what you eat? If you asked me that question I’d say YES. What I eat seems to be a subject people are curious about. For years when it comes to nutrition, people have been trying … Continued

Why Slouching is Bad for Your Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your teachers, parents, and grandparents were right to caution you when you were young! They cautioned you NOT to do this behavior and now science has proven them correct. It wasn’t about eating or sleeping, which may be what you’re … Continued

Creating Brain Healthy Habits That Stick

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever felt excitement when you adopted a new healthy habit? Part of that excitement comes from your brain loving and responding to newness, especially new healthy habits. After all, if your brain isn’t on board with your new … Continued

Benefits of Positive Thinking for Your Brain Health

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have a strong, positive state of mind? Are you able to stay positive in the face of what often seems like an overwhelming negative barrage of life’s stresses? It’s not easy, is it? Cultivating and building a strong, … Continued

Caffeine: The Good, The Bad, and the Maybe Not So Bad

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve got two interesting topics to share with you in this post. The first one is caffeine. Caffeine: the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe Not as Bad for Us as We Think A recently released book provides us with … Continued

14 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Exercise Lifestyle

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s summertime and everyone seems to be enjoying all their favorite activities. In particular, I’m getting lots of questions from my running students and clients asking for some training tips. And I realized that many of the 26.2 tips I … Continued