Follow Your Gut

I just received one of those oft-times pesky, but sometimes-nostalgic, facebook notices "your memories from ____ years ago." This one hit... hard. My entry from 2013 was about how sad I was at just selling my beloved mini cooper s convertible. I wrote on my FB post that I was trying to stay positive (after all, it's just a car), but that I had this sickening feeling that I had just made a terrible decision. Flash forward just a couple years later, when the truth of that current situation came to light, and yuuuup.... my gut had it right all along. I should never have sold that darling little convertible. I won't bore you with the details of why that decision was wrong at that time, but needless to say, it had something to do with a certain someone who is no longer in my life! Grrrrr... But let's forget that detail since that simply drudges up too many painful memories. The point is, I should have followed my gut, and I didn't, and it all came back to bite me in my boot-ay. Don't get me wrong, I own a nice ride today, but it was years til I got back here to a happy place. So my message to you today... when you get that deep-down feeling that you should or should not do something, follow that inner voice! To all better future decisions... Your's in health, Laura (full of) Grace
With travel season at its highest, this article on healthy snacking while flying the friendly skies is right on point! CLICK HERE to read how to make simple healthy snacks on the go.

Great Exercise for Glutes, Hips & Knees!

Whether you want to increase stability in your knee and hip joints, get those glutes firing, or just tighten your tush, THIS EXERCISE is for you! Throw a band around your shins and step side to side (slightly bent at the knees) or side walk the length of a room and back a few times. You will most certainly feel the burn in the glute medius muscle and over time you will see the benefits in joint stabilization, particularly hip and knee. Perform this exercise as part of your regular exercise routine for best results. CLICK HERE FOR EXERCISE.

5 Food Trends You Think Are Healthy But Actually Aren’t

Loving this article and couldn't agree more with what the author, Amanda Morgan, is saying. CLICK HERE to read for yourself.

10 Reasons To Eat Way More Nuts & Seeds

I'm nuts about nuts... and seeds! Not only do I get a huge portion of my daily intake of protein from these powerhouses, but I'm reducing my risk of heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, early death, and so much more. For the love of nuts, read this article: CLICK HERE.

4 Healing Ayurvedic Spices To Add To Your Pantry

Ayurveda is the study of life. This article details how you can easily integrate turmeric, ginger, Ajwain seeds and saffron into your daily diet and reap huge health benefits. Have a sore muscle? Sip on Ajwain tea. Swelling? Toss in a little turmeric into the dinner you are cooking. Dark circles under your eyes? Try a little saffron paste. And of course, ginger always helps with indigestion. CLICK HERE FOR MORE IDEAS.