Monday, May 9, 2016

Tis the Season for Sniffles and Sneezing

After an unusually warm winter in the northeastern United States, allergy season has arrived early this year. In years past I would have been resigned to taking over the counter medication to alleviate my symptoms. In fact, up until 2014 I was a bundle of sniffles and post-nasal drip delight for two to three months out of each year. This was accompanied by biannual sinus infections that required prescription antibiotics. Finally, after several years of using this tried and true method I would like to share with you how I have remedied my symptoms.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Healthy Travel Tips

Traveling is one of my favorite ways to spend long weekends, holidays and vacations. Getting out of our normal routine and visiting unfamiliar places is in my opinion an important part of a well-balanced life. That being said, it is also important to maintain some normalcy in our routines while we are away. Keep reading for a few of my best tips on keeping up your healthy habits while traveling.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Alternatives to Sugar: Maple Syrup

With each new year comes the sense of a new beginning for most people. This year is no different for me. After a long and enjoyable holiday season, I am starting my year off with a renewed commitment to healthy living. I believe that part of living a healthy life is knowing when to treat yourself. It is also equally as important to know when to set limits. In the coming weeks I am going to cover some options that have helped me make better decisions on my journey to my healthiest self. I will start with my go to substitutions when I want to cut back on refined sugar.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Never Procrastinate Again

As a former student of architecture I have many stories of late night studio sessions and last minute attempts to complete a semester's worth of work in one night. One thing that architecture taught me is to properly plan and execute work in advance. Procrastination is not a one time thing. It is the result of putting off what can be done today for tomorrow numerous times. There are usually many opportunities along the way to handle the task, but it is always easier to wait until later. Instead of continuing down this path of stress and lack luster products produced last minute, allow me to suggest an alternative solution.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

3 Reasons to Choose Organic

The first time I purchased an organic product was in 2008 when I started making my own meals instead of eating in the school dining hall. What seemed at the time to be a minor decision between two types of milk ultimately changed my outlook on food. In the years that followed, I noticed an increase in the amount of organic options and I began hearing more about the differences. It was not until 2012 that I finally decided to delve deeper into the way food is grown and produced in the United States.