Category Archives: From Karen’s Desk

Determining You WILL be Healthy This Year

As one of my favorite gurus, Yoda, counsels, “Do or do not; there is no try.” Translation? We must first clearly and firmly determine to make something happen before it can become reality. This sentiment is echoed by motivational speaker and life coach Mary Morrissey, who likes to say, “Everything is created twice–once in the mind and then once in the physical world.” Will you make a clear determination to either become or stay healthy in 2019? And why is it so important to take this mental step? Read on… Continue Reading

Panchakarma, an Annual Ayurvedic Reset

Panchakarma, an Annual Ayurvedic Reset

Detoxing is all the rage these days. You can’t visit Facebook without hearing about some new juice cleanse or detox. Yet detoxing is not new by any stretch of the imagination. Semi-annual cleanses have been a part of Ayurveda’s vocabulary for 5,000 years. Suffice it to say, millenniums of experience have produced one of the… Continue Reading

Working Nights Taking a Toll on Your Health?

Working Nights Taking a Toll on Your Health?

We know that night shift is hard on the body. The National Sleep Foundation reports, “Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient sleep has been shown to change metabolism and appetite, and studies have shown that… Continue Reading