Coconuts are one of the greatest gifts on the planet. Coconut oil has been used as a food and medicine since the dawn of history. Ayurverda (the medicine of India) and the medicinal systems of Polynesia have long advocated its therapeutic and cosmetic properties.
Unlike the high calorie, cholesterol-soaked, long-chain, saturated animal fats found in meat and dairy products, coconut oil is a raw saturated fat containing mostly medium-chain fatty acids that our body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly. By weight, coconut oil has less calories than any other fat source. (more…) read more →
Needs. We all have them, yet so few of us know how to articulate what they are, and how we want them met. And this, in my opinion is the number one reason why relationships struggle. I used to believe that it was solely my responsibility to get my needs met and that I shouldn’t ask for anything in my relationships. It was my way of protecting myself from disappointment and rejection. That “worked” until I got married to the love of my life, Ashish. I would find myself making him wrong for not being able to read my mind and not surprising me with the little things that made me happy. Poor guy never stood a chance against my “you should just know” mindset. See the thing is, I didn’t even know what my needs were. I was so used to doing everything myself, and protecting myself from disappointment and sadness that I became a machine. I was constantly doing, and hardly ever listening to and being with myself. (more…) read more →
Reality check: all of us are aging. From the time we are born, we are going toward death.
How does this make you feel? How do you feel about aging in general?
For most of us, feeling fatigued, groggy and a bit sniffle-y, no matter what time of the year it is, has virtually become a way of life. Overwhelmed with stress and responsibilities, we listlessly soldier on, fighting brain fog and exhaustion with shots of caffeine and spoonfuls of sugar to prop ourselves up just long enough to make it through the day. Then, when it’s time for lights-out, we’re too jacked-up to sleep. Small wonder so many of us are physically, emotionally and mentally spent!
The good news is that you don’t have to live like this. Simply by living a little smarter and making a few health-supporting choices every day, you can banish fatigue from your life and live it the way you were born to – with vibrancy and energy!
In this video I let you in on some of the BIG and BEAUTIFUL changes going on in the new edition of YourBellaLife.com and I couldn’t be more excited! Watch and let me know what your favorite part of the new site is in the comments below. read more →