All posts tagged: detox

Motivation Monday: Mind Cleansing

Happy Monday everyone and happy fresh start to the week! I have to say this past weekend got me REALLY inspired and I can’t wait to continue to share all the great things with you. I love this platform for so many reasons but I’m also getting into Instagram and particularly Instagram stories because of the interaction. I love the fact that I can connect with you instantly and it brings us closer on this journey, so fun! One of the things I came across I found in a magazine I was reading, they were discussing mind cleansing. It’s something they have been implementing for quite some time in England (props to England for always being ahead of the health and wellness trend!). There are actual resort style retreats set up across the countryside of England that cater to mind cleansing and are spreading in popularity. I love to travel, and my favorite way is with my husband who is as equally down to walk the entire city we are visiting looking for local fare, …

Motivation Monday: 5 Simple Ways To Start A Digital Detox

We are all guilty of it and it’s not our fault. Technology is taking over every square inch of our existence and it seems like it happened overnight. I remember growing up when there were days, even weeks I didn’t see a screen or touch an electronic device. Now it seems there is not a room or object in my home that is not connected to technology somehow (I even have an electronic toothbrush!). It’s insane to think of the world without these conveniences we’ve come to rely so heavily on. Whenever I feel a lack of creativity I go outside. Taking breaks to walk Finley or even flip aimlessly through a magazine have been helpful. If you find your inspiration lacking, eyes twitching, or mental capacity maxed-out I urge you to take a digital detox. The health benefits you will receive include (but are SO not limited to) improvement of sleep, critical thinking skills, social interactions, creativity, productivity and  a decrease in anxiety, stress and insomnia. I will make it easy and list five …

Wellness Wednesday: Detox To Retox w/ Charcoal

With one holiday over and another on the horizon there’s one word I’ve been focusing on this week: DETOX. After consuming more than I usually do (especially in the cocktail department) I am in need of some serious detoxing before we pop another cork this weekend. The recent buzzword for detoxing in the health and wellness circuit has been activated charcoal. I first saw it used in a drink on a trip to DC a few years ago. I went to a juice bar looking for something to help with jet-lag and jump start my system and the sales associate suggested a ginger/lemon juice with activated charcoal. I was hesitant at first because I never saw charcoal used in this way (the color of the juice was black!), but took a chance and actually felt much better after I finished the juice. It took some getting used to and I have to admit the color was the hardest thing to get passed, but after awhile I didn’t notice it as much and the energizing effect …

Wellness Wednesday: Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Cupping

This past week I indulged in some self-care and got some cupping done. This is something I have done from time to time when I felt like I needed a little more than a typical acupuncture or massage session. Most people that saw my back after a session would have a similar reaction, WHY?! It looks like it could be painful because of the bruise-like appearance cupping leaves behind, and most westerners were not aware of this eastern practice until it made headlines in the recent Olympics. Michael Phelps (USA Olympic gold medalist swimmer) had some markings on his shoulders and stories began flooding news circuits about cupping and the benefits it can bring. Athletes in particular look to cupping when they are looking to recover faster and to find some relief in tense areas of the body. For me, cupping has always been a spiritual cleansing-like ritual. I feel lighter when I leave and do feel a sense of relief from tension and stress. After leaving my most recent session, I felt compelled to …

Fit Friday: 3 Ways To Get Back On Track Post Holiday

Lets be honest. We took a few too many fun-size candy bars out of the trick-or-treater’s candy bowl, indulged in a couple extra ghoulish cocktails, and gave in to the festive holiday baked goods in the lounge at work. Whatever your poison, it’s not uncommon to indulge a little around the holidays. The fact that we have these celebrations and do just that C E L E B R A T E once in a while should be just that, a celebration, an uncommon occurrence and we move on. I have to say letting go once in awhile from an otherwise pretty vanilla existence when it comes to my diet changes it up and gives me something to look forward to…and work off. Now comes the fun part, getting things back into gear and amping up the diet and exercise game because in just a few short weeks we are at it again, celebrating thanks and spending time with loved ones. So to get back on track I follow three simple things. 3 Simple Rules to Get …

Things Are Getting Salty: A Look Into Himalayan Pink Salt

You would be hard pressed to walk in anywhere holistic and not find a glowing “crystal” lamp. While I am interested in the current fascination people have with crystals, that’s not what I want to focus on in this post. Instead, I’d like to keep it simple and delve into what’s been intriguing me lately, the benefits of Himalayan pink salt. I started coming across numerous health and wellness recipes that supported choosing Himalayan pink salt over sea salt or Kosher/table salt because it was more beneficial to the body. I also made the connection that most of the “crystal” lamps I was seeing in yoga studios, acupuncture offices, and massage and spa facilities were made of Himalayan pink salt. At this, my attention was peaked which meant I had to do some research. I am going to share what I found on using Himalayan pink salt in your diet and in your home because this is what interested me most from what I read and also aligns with what My Simply Fit is all …