Be Selfish.

When was the last time you took time for you? And I mean really took time for you, without reservation, without guilt. We run around all day doing other things for other people, convincing ourselves that there is no time left over. It is so easy to get stuck in this hamster wheel, but not quite…

Be Semiordnilap-ed.

Confused yet? Me too. Palindromes are words that spell the same word forwards and backwards. For example, civic will read civic both forwards and backwards. Semiordnilap (palindromes spelled backwards) are words that when spelled backwards spell a different word. For example mood spelled backwards is doom. So why the heck am I blogging about these…

Be Gutsy.

I grew up hearing all about bacteria and how bad it is, causing you to get sick and hiding on every surface in public places.  But bacteria isn’t all bad. Probiotics, often called “good bacteria” help keep our digestive system functioning properly and offer us some level of protection from harmful bacteria. While you don’t…

Be Antioxidated.

Antioxidants are substances that our bodies use to slow oxidative damage to our bodies. Basically when our cells use oxygen, which is all day-every day, they naturally produce oxidants or free radicals (think of them as by-products). Just as oxidation causes rust  and breaks down metals, oxidants in the body cause the cells to breakdown.…

Be Hydrated.

Water is crucial to your health. It makes up, on average, 60% of your body weight and every system in your body depends on water to function properly. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, which even mild dehydration can leave you feeling drained. Every day you lose water by sweating, noticeable or not, exhaling,…