7 Simple Reasons You Need More Protein In Your Diet

Benefit 1: Reduces Hunger Protein rich foods aren’t just filling – they actually increase your levels of satiety hormones (the ones that tell your brain when you’re full).   In one study, people who increased the amount of protein in their diet by 20-30% actually ended up eating less food overall. Use it: Plan your meals around your protein source first.  Start …

11 Quick Tips to Sleep Better at Night

We need sleep. It’s the time when our hormone levels stabilize, our cells divide (for good immune function), our muscles and tissues repair and our brains and toxins can be cleared of waste. And although every single one of us knows that 8 hours of sleep is the rule, it’s rare that any of us hit that! In fact, most …

Shoshin: Why You Need A Beginner’s Mind

The other day I was eating Chinese food for dinner (don’t worry, it was my cheat meal day… so I went all in).  And after I enjoyed every morsel of food, I cracked open my fortune cookie. Here’s what I found inside   Seek to Understand   So I read it and tossed it to the side.  Lame, right? But …

Cumulative Stress: How to stop it from spilling over

Stress is cumulative. Wouldn’t it be great if stress operated like those sand clocks? A stressful thing happens, the timer starts and then as soon as those last few grains of sand fall – the stress is removed? You just gotta wait it out… Sounds nice. But unfortunately, stress works the opposite. It isn’t time sensitive. It’s cumulative. It operates …