Have you checked in today? Am I drinking too much alcohol lately?

This is a hard one, especially during the summer for most people!  Let’s face it, it’s nice to cool off with a Pina Colada or Strawberry Daquari when it’s warm out.  The problem is if you do this too much.  ((What do you recommend as too much or ok to drink?))

 

Interesting Articles:

 

1) Healthline: The effect of Alcohol on the brain

2) Medical Daily: Alcohol’s Effect on the Body: 5 major organs 

3) Does Alcohol Consumption increase your chances of Breast Cancer?

Have you checked in today? Am I drinking too much alcohol lately?

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This is a hard one, especially during the summer for most people!  Let’s face it, it’s nice to cool off with a Pina Colada or Strawberry Daquari when it’s warm out.  The problem is if you do this too much.

Everyone is different. If you have 2 drinks and wake up not feeling well than it is 2 drinks too many. Not everyone metabolizes alcohol the same way and some people are much more sensitive to its effects.  The key? Everything in moderation but remember– moderation is different for all of us.

Interesting Articles:

1) Healthline: The effect of Alcohol on the brain

2) Medical Daily: Alcohol’s Effect on the Body: 5 major organs 

3) Does Alcohol Consumption increase your chances of Breast Cancer?

Have you checked in today? How the colors you wear affect your mood:

Tammy_purpleDid you know? The clothes you wear can say a lot about you.  They can reveal glimpses of your mood, your priorities, your value system, and even your occupation.  I thought it would be fun this week to share some information about colors and their effect:

Interesting Articles:

1) Vogue: Can Wearing bright colors improve your mood?

2) Everyday Health: What your clothing choice says about you

3) Huffington Post: 10 ways color affects your mood

What is your favorite color to wear?  I always turn to purple as it feels healing to me.

Have you checked in today? Moments for yourself…

Breathe Meditation

  • Do I make take moments to breathe during the day?

We live in a society where everything is fast paced. Family, emails, friends, work, deadlines…..

It’s important to take moments for yourself every day and focus on your breath.  You can call it meditation or even just taking “moments” but 3 times a day take about 5-10 minutes to center yourself and connect with your breath and body.

Why?  A recent study revealed a correlation between meditation and improved attention span, as well as a reduction in age-related cognitive decline, it is also good for your heart and stress levels.

Check out Dr. Winick’s article on Mind Body Green which talks about the importance of breathing through your nose.