Natural Ways to Reduce Water Retention

Natural Ways to Reduce Water Retention

Hello everybody and welcome to this week’s blog post! I’ve had some requests to make a post on water retention and some natural ways to combat it. Water retention (also referred to as fluid retention or edema) happens when excess fluids build up inside your body and occurs  in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. It can cause swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs [1]. It can be caused by many factors, most of which are not serious, such as extended periods of inactivity (i.e. long flights or bus rides), eating a diet high in sodium, or before a woman’s menstrual cycle.

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Goal setting | Making a plan for short term and long term success

Goal setting | Making a plan for short term and long term success

Salut wonderful people! Today I have a very exciting blog post for you all that is an add-on to the productivity post I made on here a few weeks ago. In that post I mentioned goal setting as one of the tips to creating a productive life though I only briefly mentioned the structure of such a practice. Therefore, in this post, I thought it would be nice to give you all a template that you can use to sculpt your short term, mid term, and long term goals. 

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Easy cleanliness practices 

Easy cleanliness practices 

Hola everybody and welcome back to the blog! This week is a bit hectic as I am currently in the process of packing to move to Brussels. So, for any of you out there also moving, looking to do a Fall cleaning, or just want to maintain a sense of cleanliness in your day to day, I’ve put together some simple practices you can do each day to ensure that things stay hygienic. 

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Top Productivity Habits

Top Productivity Habits

Hello everybody and welcome back to the blog. This week, I’d like to share some of my top tips for maintaining an organized and productive life. This post falls at a good time for me as I am currently in the middle of a move to a new country (will be in Brussels, Belgium from August!) and for those of you making plans to go back to school/ starting work up again in the Fall. Most of these tips are habits that I’ve had for years though some are more recent additions that have made my life days much more streamlined. I find that we often have to adjust our habits and routines as life throws new challenges at us. Therefore, I hope to update these habits as things change, and welcome you all to share any habits below that have helped you stay organized. 

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Healthy Morning Habits

Healthy Morning Habits

Hola and welcome back to the blog! This week, I thought it might be nice to lay out some healthy morning habits to kickstart the day. The habits below are just what I practice, though if you all have any that you enjoy please leave them down below or send them to my instagram- the more healthy tips, the better! I’ll be uploading a follow up Youtube to this post next Thursday.

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3 Yoga Breathing Techniques

3 Yoga Breathing Techniques

Ciao everybody and welcome to this week’s blog! I thought it would be fun to share some breathing techniques that I’ve learned in my yoga teacher training course. There are so many different ways to manipulate the breath and each way comes with its own benefits (e.g. decreasing stress, regulating the central nervous system, increasing immunity, promoting mindfulness, improving the quality of sleep, etc.). So today, I’d like to give you all three simple ways you can incorporate intentional breathing into your daily routine. All of these practices can be done in about 5 minutes, though you can absolutely spend longer on them if you wish :)

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One Month Without: chocolate, alcohol and sugar

One Month Without: chocolate, alcohol and sugar

Hola everybody and welcome to this week’s very exciting blog post. As I write this, I have just returned from a quick vacation in Valencia, Spain that gave me the perfect dose of sea and sun I was looking for. From the title of this blog you may think that a vacation without the things listed above would be near impossible but I’m happy to report that I survived :) In this post, I’d like to lay out why I decided to cut these things from my diet, how I felt, what changes I noticed, and why I may keep some of them up. I hope you all enjoy and take something valuable away as well :)

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1 Year Yoga Journey: What I’ve learned and why I will continue 

1 Year Yoga Journey:  What I’ve learned and why I will continue 

Hello everybody and welcome back to the blog. This week I’d like to touch on something that I’ve been quite enamored with for the past year- yoga. At the beginning of 2018, I made it my resolution to practice yoga every day and try to learn as much as I could about the practice. It is now more than a year later and I thought I’d take some time to look back on the past year and everything that I’ve learned with the hope of sharing something valuable with you all. 

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What to do when you’re sick | Tips, exercises and a recipe!

What to do when you’re sick | Tips, exercises and a recipe!

Hello everybody and welcome to another health blog post. Earlier this week I was battling a nasty head cold and, consequently, found some easy at-home remedies and techniques that allowed me to shake off the worst part of it *knock on wood.* So this week’s blog is all about getting well when you find yourself with a case of the common cold.

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