Author: Angela Gaffney

Stress impacts the whole body.  When a stressful situation occurs, the nervous system responds and immediately increases cortisol and adrenaline to prepare the body for emergency action.  Your heart rate and blood pressure increase, muscles tighten, you may feel nauseous, and begin breathing harder.  Although this is a natural response to...

Before catching a flight back home the other day, I decided to connect with nature on an hour-long walk.  The air was crisp as ever, and the sunshine lit up the blue sky.  I’m always inspired by nature, but today everything seemed raw, and stripped...

Brassicas are one of my favorite groups of vegetables, and they’re perfect for a hearty comfort-food meal this Fall!  These brilliant foods rank as the healthiest vegetables around. Brassicas are also known as cruciferous vegetables and they belong to the Brassicaceae family, more commonly known...

  A lot of excitement had built up to the day I received the lab results from food allergy testing.  I was desperate to heal my sick body and I knew that if I honored my new dietary guidelines, I’d soon find myself feeling better.  The...

As a business leader, it is my mission to provide support, grace and guidance to help my team grow, excel and succeed.  When we lift our people up, provide them space to live their passions, and value their contributions, the business flourishes!  This has been...

Green smoothies are a fantastic way to start your day off for breakfast, or to use as a meal replacement or snack. Not only can these smoothies be incredibly healthy, but they’re delicious! Crafting the perfect smoothie doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, but a...

Communication.  This one seemingly simple tool is often the game changer for creating a successful wellness program in your organization.  Let’s face it, it can be a game changer for any program beyond wellness too!  I’ve learned a lot through the consulting work we’ve done and have found...

Addiction played a major role in my health crisis (if you’d like, you can watch a video and learn a bit more about my story here). The problem was that I never wanted to admit it. I wasn’t addicted to alcohol or cigarettes. I was addicted...

While nutrition needs to be the number one focus when it comes to health and longevity, daily movement is also very important.  The key is to find activities you enjoy participating in, increase your heart rate, challenge your muscles and do it consistently. Walking is one...

Health happens when we’re adequately prepared; it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about meal planning, healthy snacks for the road, or listening to your favorite tunes during your evening run. Preparation is the key to health success; there’s no two ways about it. This rule also applies...