Category: Health and Fitness

5 Ways to Make Meditating More Effective

Do you meditate? If so, how often? I know some people who meditate daily at the same time and place without fail, and I know people who only meditate when they want to connect with their spirit guides to get an answer to a life question. Meditation is a powerful tool you can use to get clarity in your life, peace in your heart, and wisdom in your soul. It can assist you in clearing up health problems, and help you raise your vibration. I highly encourage you to learn how to meditate if you’ve never done so. If you

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Hiking

I went hiking (for the first time in years!) this past weekend with some friends in the beautiful Mount Charleston area of Nevada. I realized as I was trudging through the forested area that the entire hike was a metaphor for life. Here are five lessons I learned from hiking that go way beyond the hike itself. You can’t succeed if you don’t try Are you afraid to try a new trail? Does it seem impossible to hike? Does it completely overwhelm you to think about? I didn’t think I could tolerate a hike. I just didn’t think I was

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5 Good Ways to Ground Yourself
Health and Fitness
Erin Pavlina

5 Good Ways to Ground Yourself

Have you ever heard someone talk about being grounded?  Are you grounded?  Or is your energy drifting off like a helium balloon in the sky?  What does it even mean to be grounded and why is it important? Being grounded means you are present in your life, not obsessed with the past or future.  It means your energy is planted firmly in your body instead of drifting off into airy-fairy land.  Being grounded means you have stability, security, and control over your life.  It means being ready to handle life’s challenges instead of burying your head in the sand and

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Health Goal Update for June 8, 2009

The last couple of weeks have seen some ups and downs for me.  Some hope and some discouragement, and definitely some frustration.  I’ve been at this for about 4 months and I can’t say I’ve made any significant progress.  I’m still hovering in and around the 190’s on the scale.  I’m exercising (doing cardio and weight lifting about 5 days a week), and I’m eating 1200-1500 calories per day, yet the scale doesn’t  move much.  Sometimes I’m up a pound and sometimes I’m down a pound.  What’s a girl gotta do to get moving definitively in a positive direction? Steve

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Health Goal Update for May 25, 2009

I’m finally heading in the right direction.  Boy this is slow going though.  On May 11 I was at 196.2 and today, 2 weeks later, I’m at 195.6.  That may not seem like much progress but I’m happy when the scale is going down not up.  The first week after my last update I made some mistakes.  First it was the Mother’s Day dinner at our favorite vegan Thai restaurant.  I haven’t eaten there since my birthday last July, so it was high time.  But I definitely blew my points there.  Later in the week there was a buffet breakfast,

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