What do Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit and Striiv have in common? These pieces of “wearable technology” all use wireless radio frequencies to both transmit and receive information. Although it seems like wireless devices have been overtaking our daily lives more and more in the past few years, wireless technology has actually been around since the late 1800s. In 1878, David Hughes was able to transmit a radio signal over a few hundred feet using a special device. In 1880, Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter invented and patented the photophone and had the first wireless phone conversation. While fitness technology that you wear or the nutrition and fitness apps you use on your cell phone can be very useful in helping you achieve your health and fitness goals, what most people don’t realize is that there are potential health hazards from excessive exposure to certain frequencies of radio waves. Did you know that your cell phone, tablet and other wireless devices including baby monitors come with warnings? In this article I want to help raise your awareness about the possible health hazards related to using wireless technology. I also want to provide some concrete suggestions on how you can minimize the risk for yourself and your family while still taking advantage of some of the benefits wireless devices have to offer. (more…)
How often does something tick you off? Has a family member or co-worker caused you to feel frustrated, maybe to the point where you lost your cool? Perhaps saying things in anger that you regretted afterwards? Have you ever been angry but talked yourself out of expressing the anger because you felt it would be wrong, that it wouldn’t be very polite, “Christian” or “spiritually minded” to do so? In this article I want to address some misconceptions about anger and how it is actually possible for anger to be a positive thing in your life. (more…)
We experience the world with our 5 senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. Particularly our sense of sight and touch lead us to believe that we live in a concrete, material, mechanistic world. When we observe the events of our lives, they may appear to be very random. Sometimes it appears that we don’t have any input or control at all regarding what happens to us. However, what if I were to tell you that our focus and intention actually do help to shape and create our lives? What if I told that there is more here than meets the eye? In this article, I want to share some mind blowing research as well as some practical action steps that can help us be more conscious creators and manifestors. (more…)
I’m a huge fan of the TV show “The Big Bang Theory”. For followers of the show, you know that Sheldon drives Penny crazy with his obsessive 3 part knocking on her door: knock, knock, knock, “Penny”, knock, knock, knock, “Penny”, knock, knock, knock, “Penny”. So in one episode, Penny teases Sheldon by saying “Who do we love?” as he’s knocking so it goes, “Who do we love?”, “Penny”, “Who do we love?”, “Penny”, “Who do we love?”, “Penny”. Then she opens the door with a big smile on her face.
All joking aside, who do we love? It’s easy to come up with a list of people we don’t like and who drive us crazy. It may be co-workers, family members or an ex-spouse or partner. Ironically, the people we do love are often the ones we take for granted. However, what I would like to explore in this article is the one key person we usually don’t love enough and they’re involved in every single relationship we have! (more…)
We’re all familiar with old adage “You are what you eat.” Of course this is absolutely true. Everything we eat goes to fuel our bodies so we can do all our daily activities from working to working out to doing the actual grocery shopping. The food we consume also goes to help our bodies to heal from illnesses and injuries as well as to rejuvenate from the wear and tear of daily living. Naturally, the quality and quantity of food we eat helps determines our energy levels and overall health. However, what most people don’t realize is that it’s also very important to be aware of HOW you eat. Are you always in a rush when you eat? Do you skip meals because you’re too busy to eat? Do you plop your kids in front of their favorite cartoon in the morning so that they’ll sit still long enough to eat breakfast? Do you have your lunch in front of your computer while you check your email and Facebook? Has sitting in front of the TV become the standard way of how you and your family eat supper every night? If you’ve answered “Yes” to any or all of the above questions then this is the article for you! Even if you are conscious about eating healthy foods, find out how you may be harming yourself and your family by not being aware of HOW you are eating. (more…)
How many times have you looked at your bank account balance and asked yourself, “Where does all the money go?” Often times before the next pay cheque comes, we’re scrambling to pay the rent/mortgage, car payment, utilities and credit card bills. So, if you find yourself asking “Where does all the money go?” that means that you are going to need to do what they do on police procedural shows like CSI or Castle. Often a key part to solving the mystery is to “follow the money trail”. Well, to solve the mystery of where all your money is going, you need to follow YOUR money trail. In this article I’m going to give you 4 simple but amazing strategies to solve your own money mystery and hopefully decrease your money stress! (more…)
While everyone else is talking about New Year’s Resolutions, I want to talk about taking a different approach to the New Year. To me, New Year’s Resolutions are nothing more than a wish list people create about things they want to change in their lives but have very little chance of actually accomplishing. “What is she talking about?” you say. I know. Sounds kind of harsh. However, statistics show that only 39% of people in their twenties actually achieve their New Year’s Goals. For people over 50 it’s an abysmal 14%!1 The problem is that resolutions with no action plan are just wishes that have very little chance of ever coming true. So as the gyms and yoga studios fill up this month with people wanting to lose weight and others plan on getting rich while trying to figure out how they will pay off their credit card bills from Christmas, what can you do to make a FRESH START so that 2015 is your best year ever? Read more to find out how. (more…)