overall health and wellness

Must Haves for Mind and Body Health

What are my must-haves for overall health?

I will be honest, I have never been one for a daily self care routine.  Or, really any daily routine for that matter.  Why?  Daily routines just never stick for me, and more importantly, I love love trying new things and hate doing things repetitively.  There is only one thing I do each day to promote overall mind and body health and that is set a goal at the beginning of each day that I can accomplish in the following 24 hours.

Of course though, I do have certain go-to products & ways to keep my mind and body health in check.

Today I want to share some of them with you.

Digestive health : OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks

OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks are my favorite way to get probiotics in because they are little #portable probiotic sticks that you pour directly onto your tongue and they dissolve quick.  Yes, they taste delicious.  But, more importantly they pack 10 billion live active cultures.  Not only are these probiotics proven to help your digestive system, but your immune system, as well.

Probiotic sticks on the go

Why do I choose OLLY ?  These are portable #HelloCollegeLife  #AlsoDon’tNeedToRefrigerate, tasty, not in pill form, helps digestive system and also helps to maintain overall health.

DEAL: While supplies last you can get a free trial of the same OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks that I use! Click here. 

RELATED: The Benefits of Breaking Routine

Late night snacking: tea & greek yogurt bowls

For me, late night snacking is a killer.  I am constantly up late at night trying to finish school or blog work and I GET HUNGRY.  However, I have learned over the years that eating late at night is not so hot for my waist line, and also kills my stomach the next day.   The ways that I have learned to satisfy this late night hunger while maintaining my mental and physical health is to turn to a good tea mixed with coconut milk (optional) and/or a protein packed snack.  One of my favorite protein packed snacks is a greek yogurt bowl.  You can find some others in my CollegeFit eBook ($2.50 here).

RELATED: Healthy and Happy Back to School Tips

Mental health: candles, a happy playlist, & a clean room

This one may seem a bit odd, but when my stress is through the roof I like to take a step back, light a candle, put on an uplifting playlist (peep some songs), and spend a few minutes cleaning my room (or just laying down and thinking).

RELATED: Taking a Break: How & Why You Should

Morning pick me up: coffee blended with coconut oil and cinnamon

Don’t knock it before you try it.  That’s all I have to say.  DIY: brew coffee, pour into a blender, add 1 TB coconut oil, a pinch of cinnamon, blend.

Achy muscles: turmeric anything

Turmeric has many anti-inflammatory compounds that help with muscle recovery and preventing injuries.  Here are some simple recipes.   Personally,  I love turmeric tea.

Oily skin: 1 mashed banana  + 1 T honey + few drops lemon juice

This homemade face mask works wonders on oily skin.  Another bonus is that these are 3 ingredients you probably have in your house.  DIY: mix the ingredients together, apply to your face, let sit for about 15 minutes, rinse, and moisturize.


homemade face mask recipe


Dry skin: handful of oats, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 egg white

Weird, I know, but this easy to make face mask is a serious combatant to dry skin.  In addition to tightening and moisturizing, the texture from the oats provides great exfoliation.

Busy, but hungry morning: toast + (greek yogurt, cinnamon, blueberries) or + (avocado, sriracha)

There comes a morning for everybody when you have zero time but are #hangry.  Whether you overslept your alarm, or just plain don’t have time for breakfast, my go-to is 2 slices of toast with super quick toppings.  My favorite combos are avocado and sriracha (trumor has it, peanut butter added to this is amazing… have you tried that?  Let me know.) or a spread of greek yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon and blueberries.

Now, tell me! What is your go to product or trick for overall health and wellness?

If you are looking to make some changes this upcoming year, be sure to check out my 21 Day Power Up that walks you through how to conquer the most powerful mindset of your life and assist you in reaching yours goals.


PS. Did you catch the deal to receive  a free trial of OLLY Quick-Melt Probiotic Sticks? If so, click the photo below.

olly probiotic sticks on the go

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