SMART Goal

(This is the second assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, … Continue reading SMART Goal

Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Yoga has been rough lately. I’ve been traveling off and on, have some personal stress, and then I had this inner ear problem that messed up my equilibrium.  I am a little behind in my goal, but thankfully I have plenty of time and opportunity to catch up.  I’ve definitely noticed the effects of the lack … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Holistic Health and Nutrition

(This is the first assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) Holistic health is a journey, an “odyssey,” … Continue reading Holistic Health and Nutrition

Pose of the Week -Savasana

Savasana, or corpse pose, is best known as the final relaxation after a yoga practice.  It's certainly not as easy as it looks, and that's why I am choosing it for "pose of the week".  First, two references from Yoga Journal: Basic Pose Information Struggle of Savasana I've never been particularly good at clearing my mind … Continue reading Pose of the Week -Savasana

Pose of the Week – Padmasana

I've only had one opportunity to do Padmasana or lotus pose in my health club practices, but it's always been a pose that I am comfortable doing.  I guess a lot of that comes from the fact that I generally chose to sit in half-lotus and I have since I was a little kid.  In fact, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Padmasana

Dog Yoga

I’m offering this new class for stress reduction. It’s called “dog yoga”. I promise you’ll laugh so much that all of the stress will just melt away. Check out a couple excepts from my class.... Options include one or two dogs, but I highly recommend the “two dog” variety for ultimate relaxation. There were so … Continue reading Dog Yoga

What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

I just finished the second semester of anatomy and physiology and one of the topics we studied was the heart.  I was hoping one of our final exam essay questions would be on blood pressure because I've been measuring mine for over a year and felt I could eloquently discuss the topic, as well as … Continue reading What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

Second 90-days, End of Month 1

The first month of the second 90-day challenge is never as exciting as the first month when you're just started.  Regardless, I've hit that mark and there are some thing I want to share.  Here's what I have learned: -DHEA does elevate my blood pressure (see What a Difference a Day Makes).  I won't say my … Continue reading Second 90-days, End of Month 1

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

When I started this 90-day journey, I came up with five goals that I shared. They were as follows: “Have an abdomen measurement of less than 30 inches”. “Develop a derailment plan that will successfully get me back on the wagon when I lose focus.” “Exercise at least 150 minutes per week and enjoy it.” … Continue reading 1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 2 Met

When I started this 90-day journey, I came up with five goals that I shared. They were as follows: “Have an abdomen measurement of less than 30 inches”. “Develop a derailment plan that will successfully get me back on the wagon when I lose focus.” “Exercise at least 150 minutes per week and enjoy it.” … Continue reading 1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 2 Met