Month: July 2016

Putting the ME in Meditation; 5 Simple Reasons & Ways to Start Today

I strive to deliver information on topics that have either interested me in the past or have gained traction in recent health news. One of the subjects that I have seen frequently in health-related articles and in my own health journey is meditation. Something I love about mediation is it is subjective and there is no wrong way to do it. I LOVE things of this nature. You can equate it to how yoga is often described, a continuing course of self-discovery. Yoga ‘teachers’ consider themselves students because they are constantly practicing and learning, never conquering or mastering. With meditation you can practice in a variety of ways and it is personal and up to you what works. Meditation had seemed unreachable to me in the past. I never thought I would have the patience or time to dedicate to it. These thoughts came to me because of the misconception I had about meditation. My understanding at the time was that it is a skill you had to work up to, a form of enlightenment. …

Do You Kombucha? 4 Reasons You Should Consider Sipping.

You can’t go far these days without being introduced to the Kombucha craze. Celebrities are toting it around in paparazzi photos, grocery stores lining their shelves with it, micro-breweries and gourmet coffee shops offering it on tap, the stuff is everywhere and we know it’s supposed to be“healthy” but do we know why? First off, a very simple explanation of the tea drink is it is the product of fermenting yeast and bacteria—yep, that’s what it is. While what type of yeast and bacteria can vary, usually the yeast includes Saccharomyces (a probiotic fungus) and the bacteria generally includes Gluconacetobacter xylinus (used to oxidize yeast-produced alcohols into acetic and other acids). While there is a trace of alcohol (about 1%), it is not as significant of an amount found in drinks such as hard liquor or beer and wine and does not cause the side effects as with traditional alcoholic beverages. Kombucha can be home-brewed, which is gaining in popularity from DIY sites such as Pinterest, but a wide variety of companies have been producing and …

5 Things That Made Me Fall In Love With the City of Light

There has always been something alluring about France to me, particularly Paris. I am certain I am not alone in this sentiment but can’t help but feel a kinship with the infamous city. Travel has always been a big part of my life and before I settled in my current city of San Diego, I had lived in 5 states before the age of 23. Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do for so many reasons and going to Paris had always been a dream of mine. As a fashion major in college, I longed to go to cities around the world known for their place in the fashion industry; Milan, Paris, Tokyo, New York, I wanted to frequent them all. The appeal of Paris for me was different than the others and I can’t explain why. Either way, I was given the opportunity to do an internship there during my junior year in college and I didn’t take it. If I believed in regrets, this may have been one of them. …

10 Ways to FIT it in

Time is hands down the most precious thing we have. You can have all the (insert material thing here) in the world, but without the time to enjoy it, you have nothing. I’ve touched upon time before in relevance to stress, but here I am relaying it to fitness and how to maximize your fit time each and every day. I have 10 things I choose to do daily that even if they are the only things I am able to squeeze in that day, I feel accomplished. Time is money in this post, so let’s dive right in shall we? 10 Ways to FIT it in by mysimplyfit.com Park far away- no matter how fast the errand is, I choose to park in the furthest spot I can EVERY TIME. Each step you take matters, and parking far away prevents others from scratching your car! Take a walking break– every day at work, I take a 30 minute walking break. Work is busy, believe me I get it. There is NEVER an ideal time …