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Dear Joyous Readers,
The holiday season is in full swing which means festivus is flowing and Santa is coming!
I celebrate Christmas and it’s my favourite time of the year not just because my name is Joy and it’s somewhat mandatory to love this time! But because I get to see my family and friends more than other times of the year. I really love getting fancified (dressed up) and having a joyous time. I also love to create new recipes and attend pot lucks! However, I know all the holiday parties and demands of driving here there and everywhere can leave you feeling stressed and pooped out. Many of you tell me that next day you feel bloated, tired and crappy after a holiday party. Read More →
Dear Joyous Readers,
There are a variety of reasons for having low energy and feeling fatigued on a daily basis. Some of the most common energy zappers include too much “screen” time, lack of sleep/exercise, sugary food, over-booking yourself with commitments, and of course the biggest contributor of all is stress. However, the good news is for every energy zapper there are at least 15 ways to boost your energy. Read More →
Dear joyous readers,
I consulted Sanjana throughout the month of October and November. She did the 3-session Eat Well package which included a 7-day meal plan and recipes. I really loved consulting her because she was so empowered and engaged in her own health. In other words, she came to me ready to be in the driver’s seat rather than the back seat. She was ready for change! And in a short amount of time, she transformed her health. Learn about her amazing story… Read More →
Guest post by: Stephanie Valentine
Some days feel like the perfect day for the ultimate luxury – and it’s free – can you guess what I’m referring to? NAPPING! Today is one of those dark dreary days that seem to invite this luxury. But it is more than a guilty pleasure – it has great health benefits too. So don’t feel guilty – go ahead and put your head down and take a nap!
I’m referring to that 15-20 minute power nap. It can be a way to treat sleep deprivation. Some nights you just can’t get to bed on time, or you have a bad night’s sleep. Napping can help with the resulting sleep deficits. Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert states that ‘You reset the system and get a burst of alertness and increased motor performance’ – better than a cup of coffee!