Balancing Your Body and Mind

10 Tricks to Reboot your Brain

10 Tricks to Reboot your Brain

Ever walk into a room and forget why you entered? Or completely space out during an important meeting at work? It’s frustrating, but usually normal. Your brain is naturally primed to wander whenever it can, according to a joint study by Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Using MRI, researchers found that brain regions responsible for “task-unrelated thought” (that...

On Becoming More than You Are…

On Becoming More than You Are…

Hey Vitalists! Last night Katya stumbled on a book called “The Black Book Volume II” by Christopher Hyatt.  His tone is quite discordian, but sometimes discord can be the right medicine in cleansing an old stagnative mindset.  I wanted to post this excerpt about finding “Enlightenment”, which to me is less of a single state of being, and more of “the art of becoming...

What are Realizations and Why Do You Want Them?

What are Realizations and Why Do You Want Them?

In the video below, Katya and I were driving through Mississippi on our way to my sister’s place in North Carolina. We were absorbed in a discussion of philosophy, mind over matter and what personal transformations are. During the conversation, a new way of understanding an age old word (everyone uses all the time) occurred to me. That word is, “Realization.” But what is...

One Way Fashion Can Drain Your Life

One Way Fashion Can Drain Your Life

By: Katya Korneychuk Something recently changed in me and I am sure many other women will relate with it. High heels started to feel foreign and unnatural. I’m not sure why it happened after I turned 30 and not earlier, but I’m so grateful to whatever it was. The best way I can put it is, I realized that my fashion preferences, wearing high...

4 Effective Ways To Beat Cravings After You Quit Smoking

4 Effective Ways To Beat Cravings After You Quit Smoking

Recently, a site member wrote this concern about quitting smoking — (paraphrased)  “I’m currently doing cardio for 14 days to meet a weight loss goal.  I’m on day 5.  I also smoke, and decided on day 5 to give it up.  But, I’m afraid that if I give up smoking, I’ll turn to food instead to ease the cravings, which will likely eliminate my...

Is Postponing a Healthy Lifestyle Worth It?

Is Postponing a Healthy Lifestyle Worth It?

Is not having enough time or money worth postponing a healthier lifestyle? By: Matt Struve I wanted to write a note to address what a Facebook member recently posted in reply to a link about Jamie Oliver’s TED award speech video:  http://youtu.be/jIwrV5e6fMY The comment listed these concerns (paraphrased): People who need to learn this are too busy working. or are too busy raising their kids....