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

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 – Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana, or half-moon pose, is a challenging pose for me and that's why I have chosen it for this week's pose of the week.  You can see how to do the pose on Yoga Journal. What makes Ardha Chandrasana so difficult for me is turning my body and looking upward.  It's that change in … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Ardha Chandrasana

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

Pose of the Week – Gomukhasana

If last’s weeks pose of the week (Virabhadrasana II) was a basic pose, this week, I am going with a killer pose.  Gomukhasana, cow face pose, if you rather (but I don’t).  I generally call it one of the poses in the contortionist series of yoga, but there are so many, so it’s hard to … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Gomukhasana

Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II, better known to most people as "Warrior II," is a great standing strength pose.  It's one of those poses I once underestimated as being too basic.  I thought I should be doing all fancy, advanced poses, and poses like Warrior II were too simplistic.  I have since changed my mind on that notion, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

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

Back in Control… Somewhat

The weekend was challenging, but I started to get back on track, as best I could, given my plans. I guess I technically didn't have to eat that Movie Theatre Popcorn over the weekend; regardless, I've had three "good" days in a row (good meaning less than 50g of net carbs). My weight has recovered, … Continue reading Back in Control… Somewhat

Clarified Focus

For this 90-days, I chose to use the InnerGuide planner and it was really an eye-opening experience. As I mentioned in My 2nd 90-Day Goals, I thought I knew what my goals would be before I started the planner, but they took a different path after I did. Now that I am a week into … Continue reading Clarified Focus