Tips and products for leading a more mindful, healthful and balanced life

Mon - Fri 9.00 - 17.00 Sunday CLOSED

1-677-124-44227

826 Home Street, Bronx, New York

Top

The Meditation Hack Nobody Mentions

Meditation and mindfulness are trendy buzzwords right now, so I'm sure that most of you have at least tried to meditate once or twice. Meditating is supposed to help you feel calm, cool and collected, but if you're like most people, it's probably leaving you frazzled and frustrated. Everyone tells you that you should meditate more, but nobody tells you what to expect or how to get the most benefit from it. Meditation isn't easy. It's the kind of thing that you can spend a lifetime getting better at. The good news is that it doesn't have to be hard! I'm here to share one small secret that can help you look forward to meditation practice instead of dreading it. Ready?   The Meditation Hack Nobody Mentions My advice is simple:...

Getting Back to a Healthy Routine

Listen- it’s been a tough year and a half. People across the globe have had to completely change up their routines and, at times, kick into ‘survival mode’. You are most certainly not alone if your body does not look or feel the same as it did in March of 2020. But, as we are slowly beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, you may be ready to ease back into your pre-covid routine and re-adopt some of your old habits. Or, you may be ready to see this as the start of a new beginning and make some healthy lifestyle changes. Either way, you’ve already taken the first step; the hardest part is making the decision to make a change, and...

Do You Recharge Yourself As Much As You Recharge Your Phone?

Let me guess, you charge your phone every day, at least once a day, and you always check that you have enough battery on it to make it through… I would say that we are all probably quite good at keeping on top of this. However, how often are you paying attention to your own personal battery levels? What if we thought about ourselves and our own energy levels as much as we think about our phones? Our own energy levels are so important to how we experience things, how we feel day-to-day, and how we cope with and manage our lives. I would suggest, however, that many of us are not giving ourselves the time to recharge our batteries or take stock when we are...

How Can You Tell If You Are Stressed (And What To Do About It)

Stress is something of a buzzword these days. We hear it banded around in different contexts every day. But what does it really mean to be stressed, and more importantly, how can we tell if we are stressed? Here we delve into how you might be feeling mentally and physically if under stress, as well as some easy strategies to help you to regain control of the beast that is chronic stress. How Do I Know If I Am Stressed? Good question. Firstly, let’s focus on how it feels to be chronically stressed, after all, it is this type of ongoing, pervasive stress which has the biggest negative impact on our overall health and wellbeing. Chronic stress can show up in a number of ways. You may feel: Edgy, and...

How to Identify Poor Gut Health, and How to Fix it

Recent studies have indicated that the gut contributes to our health and well-being in more ways than we ever thought possible. If you are experiencing a decrease in mood, nutrient deficiencies, bloating, and irregular bathroom habits, you may be suffering from poor gut health. Stress The most important thing to recognize is the gut is a stress-depleting system. This means that when we are stressed, the gut suffers! This can result in a variety of symptoms such as gas, bloating, and acid reflux. Probiotics can help support your gut during times of high-stress. If you know there will be a turbulent period ahead, consider taking a probiotic supplement. On top of probiotics, managing stress levels should also be a priority. Bloating Feeling bloated is uncomfortable, and can impact appetite. There...

How to Tarot Read for Mental Health

As someone who has had her fair share of mental health struggles, I know how hard it can be to feel like you can't get in touch with your own emotions, thoughts, or intuition when you have a problem that needs solving. Feeling stuck and helpless in the face of a problem is so discouraging, and it can take an even greater toll on your life than the problem itself would otherwise. This mind-body disconnect can happen to anyone, so if it's happening to you, just know that you're not "weird," and you're not alone. For most people, it's something that ebbs and flows as we go through stages in life, and it's understandably most noticeable when we're facing stressful situations or serious life choices. One unconventional...

4 Supplements for Sleep

By now, most of us know how important getting a good night’s sleep is. The downsides of being sleep deprived (especially if you are constantly sleep-deprived) are numerous. Poor focus Fat gain may go up Your risk of injury goes up Inflammation can increase Immune function can be depressed Long-term heart health can be negatively affected We could go on! From a habit’s standpoint, you should try to get enough sleep, create a bedtime routine, and avoid computer, TV, and phone screens at least 20 minutes before bed (but preferably an hour). Sometimes, taking a supplement can help nudge your sleep habits or quality in the right direction. They aren’t a substitute for good sleep hygiene, but they can play a supporting role. But with so many...

Welcome to the World of Tarot: Tarot Cards for Beginners

If you had told me five years ago that I would love tarot, I would have laughed. I've always been a practical, data-driven person, and to me, tarot was a bit too esoteric and "out there" to be useful. Tarot can indeed be an intensely spiritual and even mystical ritual for some people, but it can be so much more than that! For me, tarot is a wonderful tool that I can use to better understand myself, just like taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or the Enneagram test. Our minds are always looking for a way to tell a story or communicate a feeling, and it's often the case that words and data just won't cut it. Tarot is full of archetypes that our minds can...

Reframing Your New Year’s Resolutions

By now, we've made it safely through the first month of 2021. We still may not be totally sure what our new normal will look like moving forward, but we're all trying our hardest to be our best selves. For many, that effort to do better and be better often comes in the form of New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly difficult to stick with your resolutions, no matter how much you want to. This means that, if you've already broken one (or maybe all!) of your resolutions, you're far from alone. In fact, researchers have noted that at least 85 percent of people who made New Year's resolutions have broken them by now. Personally, I've never been a fan of making specific resolutions for...

Sleep Hygiene: Tips For a Better Night’s Rest

Sleep hygiene is a term that doctors and wellness experts use to refer to a collection of good nighttime habits that typically lead to better, more restful sleep.   If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep troubles, you've likely read all of the more popular tricks like, "no screens after 9 p.m.," or "only use your bedroom for sleep." I've read dozens of "sleep hygiene" articles, and almost all of them rehash the same tips with one or two new things thrown in.   My goal is always to offer you the best, most useful information possible, so I won't be putting a new spin on old tricks. While my tips aren't totally novel, I don't see them talked about very often, so I think they're worth sharing!   I...