You’ve probably heard it used in a work out class, “Add more resistance to your band!”
But the kind of resistance we’re talking about here is more of the feeling you have before attending those work out classes.
In the book "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield, he wrote:
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
You may have felt resistance creep up before you enrolled in this 21-Day Cleanse. Or perhaps you feel it when you sit down to work on your passion project. Resistance usually visits us when we are about to do something really awesome for ourselves.
The Science Behind Resistance
There is even a science behind the force of Resistance. Todd Herman, who is a sports psychology coach who has worked with Olympians, yes, Olympians… has a theory on resistance, which is backed by hard science.
"When you are partaking in a significant lifestyle ch...
If you are struggling with your weight and can’t seem to lose a pound no matter what you do, it is possible that your liver is to blame. The liver functions like a processing factory, oxidizing or breaking down substances to provide your body with energy and rid it of harmful or toxic substances.
The toxic substances arise from many different sources: poor diet, stress, lack of sleep, lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol use, additives, preservatives, pollution – the list is endless.
Your body is constantly exposed to these substances, and many may have the capacity to be harmful. This is why it is imperative to have an optimally functioning liver.
When your liver is unable to properly detoxify and eliminate harmful substances, the toxins accumulate and this impacts your metabolism. Your liver is responsible for the processing and breaking down of fats – it is your body’s fat burning machine. When it is overworked due to chronic exposure to toxins it ca...
Why do you go on vacation? You go on a vacation to relieve yourself of stress and enjoy life.
Could your liver need a vacation?? Of course! A liver cleanse gives your liver a much needed break or providing it with a much deserved holiday.
As I am sure you know from experience, a vacation can be divine but if planned poorly, it can be a disaster. The same goes with liver cleansing. So, here are some important do's and don’ts to keep in mind during your next liver cleanse. (The Simply Fit 21-Day Cleanse is the best...I'm just say'n ;)
Drink lots of water. The liver is like a cleaning mop – it is able to clean more efficiently with water in it. By drinking lots of water, you are hydrating the liver and allowing it to clean itself thoroughly.
Sleep well. The liver does a lot of its work while you sleep (like absorbing and breaking down the fats that you ingested). Therefore, it is important to try and get a full eight...
Many people don't believe that illness can be prevented through eating healthy because it just seems too simple or even quirky. We have been led to believe that you have little control over whether or not you develop an illness because it's already pre-programmed in your DNA.
While this may be true for some types of ailments, it is not so for all. There is tremendous power in nutrition and what you put into our body can make a major difference in whether or not you develop certain illnesses.
There are countless superfoods that can prevent, manage and possibly even reverse some diseases. Below, I've curated a list of the top 20 superfoods that have the power to ward off toxins, reduce inflammation, reset your metabolism, nurture your skin and most importantly, heal your body.
The Perils of a Toxic Diet
A toxic diet made up of sugars, starches, sodium, additives, preservatives and other negative ingredients can do more harm than just weight gain. Of...
Do you ever wonder what your liver does and why you should keep it in tip-top shape? Well, your liver plays a vital role in maintaining your health. In simple terms, it is like the equivalent of an oil filter in your car – it’s your body’s natural filtration process.
Everything put inside your body gets filtered through your liver and it uses the nutrients (good stuff) to optimize your health and gets rid of the toxins (bad stuff that causes a lot of different ailments).
This process runs very smoothly when your liver is healthy and isn’t being overburdened with bad things. By bad things, I mean alcohol, fatty/processed foods, additives/preservatives, poor sleep, lack of exercise and chronic stress. All of these will impact your liver and unfortunately we are all guilty of not living a perfect lifestyle.
When you live a not so healthy lifestyle it will eventually catch up to you and your liver can become tired. It can even get sick. Consequently, it w...
Many health minded parents and aromatherapy practitioners have discovered that there are several of the many essential oils that they just can't live without. Each unique in their qualities, they offer a strong foundation for anyone getting started using essential oils in their home or practice. I keep the following 5 essential oils on hand for the many benefits they deliver. Of course, these are just my favorites...you probably have your favorites too! It is really was hard to pick!
Lavender is considered the "universal oil" in aromatherapy circles. A very calming scent, lavender treats burns and stings, cuts and bruises, and is also effective for combating allergies, cancer, cold sores, dandruff, menstrual cramps and insomnia. I diffuse Lavender and Cedarwood for a lovely yoga blend.
Roman chamomile is so named because Roman centurions and gladiators used it to clear their mind and imbue themselves with co...
5 Tips for Women to Build Lean Muscle Tone and Reduce Body Fat
If you are reading this post you are probably frustrated with your results as it pertains to building and "showing-off" those muscles that you are working so hard to achieve. Many women work very hard in the gym or studio and never really seem to see the results in the mirror. I understand that womenseek to improve their fitness levels, partly for health reasons and partly for looks. When it comes to looking more toned, this is achieved by building muscle tone and making those muscles much leaner while reducing stubborn body fat.
But how is this achieved for women?
We all know that women’s bodies are different to men’s in many ways so how we build muscle is also a little different.
Generally, muscle tone improves when the muscle fibers become larger, which is often the result of consistent metabolicweight training that gets youto the "after burn" effect. Building lean muscle and reducing body fat is not all about exercise as we...
Everyone wants to be more healthy, right? What does that mean exactly? It means many things to many people, but if you are confused about where to start...you can do some simple things to ensure that you feel as fit and healthy as possible, starting today. These are 5 simple changes that you can make to your lifestyle to improve your overall wellness. In my FREE 7 Day Challenge...we will dive deeper into these 5 Simple Steps to Boost Health and Wellness. Easy things that you can start today!
1. Sleep More
It is no secret that sleep is important. You may have noticed that sleeping helps you to avoid that tired feeling all day, and helps you to concentrate more. Sleep is also a chance for your body to rejuvenate, and plenty of things still go on in your body’s various systems while you sleep, this includes resetting your hormones, and going into the 12-Hour window for natural detoxification and fat burning.
5 Most Effective Uses for Wild Orange Essential Oil
What is Wild Orange Essential Oil? Well, the clinical term is...Citrus sinensis, just FYI so that I sound really smart. ;)
Why should you choose the wild version over the regular one when using this oil in your aromatherapy practice?
Because it delivers stronger benefits and is used to treat a longer list of mental and physical issues than "regular" orange oil.
First off, take a look at some of the properties wild orange essential oil boasts:
Natural Digestive Support
Natural UV protectant
Anti-aging protection for skin
While it is usually used to treat digestive problems or for immunity system support, wild orange essential oil is excellent for promoting skin health, lightening dark spots, correcting imperfections and offering ample doses of Vitamin C. It is also known...
The truth about detoxing - 4 biggest myths debunked
Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” so you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?
The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
The following are four myths you may have heard about detoxing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a detox.
Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why detoxing might be just what your body is craving.
Myth # 1: You won’t enjoy anything you’re eating while on a detox.
While you might have to eliminate certain foods that you enjoy, detoxing isn’t all about eating lettuce with a drizzle of olive oil. There are many delicious recipes tha...