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Self-Care Series Part 1: How to Get Started

Photo by  hannah grace  on  Unsplash This year I have really become interested in self-care. I have read many books about it and I've tried to incorporate some self-care in my every week. I have to admit that being a working mum that isn't always easy but I want to learn how to be better at it. Also I want to practise what I preach. As a result of this I thought  I would do a post series about self-care. So here comes the first self-care post. This time it is a guest post from  Brad Krause .  Invaluable Acts of Self-Care You Should Do Today to Boost Your Mental Well-Being Research has found that only about 6 percent of adults practice some form of self-care  every day. This is unacceptable. Self-care, or the practice of doing things of personal benefit to make yourself a better, healthier, happier person, is vital to your overall well-being—especially that of your brain. Don’t be fooled by the other part of your brain telling you it’s selfish and unnecessary. You

There's No Place Like Home

I'm back at home and boy it feels good to lie in my own bed and be back on my daily  routines .  As I was travelling home I had a lot of time to think about life and especially social media. By the way it felt great to be off line during daytime. It made me be more present and enjoy each moment without constant disruptions from my phone. This is something I intent to add in my daily life now that I'm back in business.  Back to the topic at hand.. As I was saying about social media, it's interesting how you get a certain picture of someone based on social media. For instance I usually post healthy food pictures because I want to inspire people to eat healthy and I live as I preach. Having said this, I still indulge and I have a sweet tooth. The other day my colleague was surprised as I was having a donut with my tea at work. It made me laugh and I realized that do most people actually think I don't eat "unhealthy" food? The reason why I normally

The Holiday of My Life

It´s fall holiday and I´m in a my favourite country, in the US. It has been a long time since the last time I was here and therefore I am enjoying every moment of my trip! So as I am here I´m trying to live my life and focus on being present and forget about everything else. It has been a hectic fall so I am really enjoying my time without any schedules. Some of you might wonder why I haven't been posting as much as I did in the summer time.. Well, I am trying to find some balance in my life. I am often quite tired after work and I want to relax and spend time with my family and not be on my computer. This new posting pace has been better for me. I have a lot of ideas for blog posts but I haven´t got the time to sit down, write posts and download pictures. That being said, I still love blogging and I came here because I wanted you to have an insight on my trip. I will do a separate post on my trip later.   Below are some pictures of my trip. Can you guess where I am?

How to Control the Hunger Hormone

This blog post´s topic is about an important hormone called Leptin. What is it? Leptin is a protein hormone produced in adipose tissue. Leptin is a satiety hormone and it plays a role in regulating appetite and metabolism. Leptin´s role is to give information to your brains how much fat you have in your body.  Leptin was found in 1954. Back in the days few scientists conducted a mouse experiment in which the scientists were investigating a few mice which were eating all the time and because of that they gained a lot of weight. The reason behind this overeating was the fat tissue and it´s problems of not producing enough leptin. If there is no leptin production, brains don´t have any signals about how much fat tissue the body has.  One of leptin´s role is to decrease our appetite. For example if you have over eaten during Christmas time, you will gain weight. As a result of this Leptin levels will increase in your body and inform your brains to increase your resting m

The Secret to a Successful Weight Loss

108 million Americans are on a diet at any given time. Americans spend 65 billion dollars each year on weight-loss products. When it comes down to losing weight, there are millions of guidelines and diets which will tell you what and how to eat and which foods to avoid. However, in my opinion if you want to have lasting results you should never just be on certain "diet"for a certain period of a time. Instead you should choose a diet which is sustainable, healthy and based on some dietitians' recommendations. And this diet should last forever. It is called a healthy lifestyle and learning how to eat healthy for the rest of your life. If you have problems in this area, I would recommend you to see a nutrition specialist who could help you individually. My online Nutrition Packages are available here if you are interested. There are many studies which indicate that the fact which matters the most is the calorie content and not the proportion of macro-nutrients that