Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category


5 Tips For Healthy Holiday Success

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Let’s talk about bonding and oxytocin – the ‘cuddle’ hormone. It is what hospitals give women when they are having a baby. Pitocin is the synthetic, medicinal form of oxytocin, used to increase contractions and help women go into labor. It also helps us breastfeed and fall in love with a screaming, red, squishy looking newborn baby and believe it is the most beautiful creature we’ve ever laid eyes on. … Continue reading “3 Ways to Increase Your ‘Cuddle’ Hormone”


Healthy School Lunches Kids Love

Healthy School Lunches Kids Love by Tana Amen BSN RN

As a kid who grew up in a chaotic environment, joy wasn’t a word I was familiar with. In fact, things got worse as I got older, and in my early 20’s, when I encountered significant health issues, I could tell you A LOT about depression, but nothing about joy. I don’t know what’s happening in your life, so I would never presume to tell you what to do to … Continue reading “My Relationship with Joy”


How To Apply Mindfulness To Your Life Today

Tana Amen Mindfulness The Brain Warrior's Way

“I’m sensitive to SO many foods? What can I eat?” This is a refrain I commonly hear. As always, I want to answer this thoughtfully, so I have consulted with two of my favorite doctors: Dr. Mark Houston from the Hypertension Institute and a Professor at Vanderbilt University, and Dr. Mark Filidei, a functional medicine physician at Amen Clinics. First I want to differentiate between allergies and food sensitivities, and … Continue reading “How to Make Sense of Your Food Sensitivities”


Are You Getting What You DON’T Want?

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  I was recently at a Tony Robbins event, and boy was I once again blown away. Tony provided so many good take-away reminders and lessons. I do a lot to protect my energy, but I forgot about some of the activities I can do to quickly boost my energy right now no matter how up or down it seems to be. At the event I was up dancing and screaming … Continue reading “3 Tips to Skyrocket Your Energy”