Hi, I’m Heidi, Functional Wellness Coach and Author… Are you 40+ and feeling like your body has let you down? Struggling with low energy, brain fog, bloating, insomnia, weight gain, eczema and other skin issues, or chronic aches and pains? Have you been to doctor after doctor only to be told it’s all in your head? Are you too young to feel this damn old? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Did you know these are NOT actually normal signs of aging? This is your body giving you clear warning signals that something is out of balance. And I can help you to get back in balance…
With so many specialists and “a pill for every ill”, WHO is looking at your WHOLE health picture? I’ve been there, and I can relate. That’s why I became a Functional Wellness Coach. I’m passionate about helping women 40+, who have already tried everything under the sun, to feel FANTASTIC again. Learn More…
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So how can you tell if you’re addicted to sugar?
Here is an excellent article by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, to help you determine if you are addicted to sugar.
Healthy Self-Care You Can Do at Home
Integrative Medicine Doctor Amy Shah, M.D., offers up some interesting advice on Healthy Self-Care. She identifies the top self-care areas in which doctors themselves consistently fail, and suggestions to create healthy self-care.
Take a look at her healthy self-care tips to see how you can avoid these same pitfalls. From sugar overload, to sleep depravation, caffeine consumption and more, these are things you can implement at home. I would add another one: Drink more water!
Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Can you even choose if it’s empty or full? It turns out that 50% of your happiness is genetic. So that leaves 50% of your happiness that you have total control over! Here are some quick-and-easy ways to boost your happiness.
3 Ways to Increase Your Happiness
- Practice Gratitude ~ a daily gratitude practice, especially if it’s written down, can help raise your happiness quotient. Try writing down three things you are grateful for every night before you go to bed.
- Practice Random Acts of Kindness ~ doing something for others, especially when it’s not expected, can help to make you and the recipient happier. Help an elderly person with their groceries or to cross the street; hold open the door for someone; or pay it forward and buy a coffee for the next person in line.
- Remember Happy Moments ~ journaling about, or recalling some of the happiest moments in your life can get the oxytocin flowing again, and make you happy all over again.
Some of the ways I increase my happiness are: going outdoors in the nice weather and taking in some fresh air; watching a funny movie; and practicing my hula-hooping. Hula-hooping is one thing that ALWAYS puts a smile on my face. It takes me back to my childhood, and is a fun way to get some good exercise. On road-trips, I even take my hoop along and take hooping breaks at rest areas. Pay your happiness forward, it tends to put a smile on others faces when they see someone hula-hooping!
Please leave a comment to let us know what things you do to boost your happiness?
Dr. Low Dog is one amazing woman, healer, doctor, and author of several books including Life is Your Best Medicine. She is a true inspiration to anyone interested in health and wellness, and I’ve been following her ever since.
Resources from Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
Check out Dr. Low Dog’s “One-minute Medicine” videos offering some great holistic health tips on everything from vitamins and minerals to using food as medicine.
Dr. Low Dog also offers online and in-person herbal courses at her Medicine Lodge Ranch.