Is it healthful to drink coffee? If so, how much and why? I believe the healthiest part about drinking coffee is the social element since we are finding our social connections to be the greatest predictor of long- term happiness. Coffee also stimulates dopamine, our neurotransmitter that activates our pleasure centers in the brain and can enhance our experience in the moment. However, too much coffee can deplete our serotonin levels over time which can […]
Wondering how to make this lifestyle stick? What if you love eating out, meeting friends for wine, or exploring the local cuisine when you travel? What if you can’t give up your coffee or chocolate? How do you live healthy without giving up the things that make you happy?
Did you know that our greatest purpose as humans is to be happy? Happiness is truly our American Dream. We are all searching for more meaning in our lives to make us feel whole and complete. We wait all week for Friday, all year for summer and all life for happiness. We constantly compare ourselves to other people, what they have, and we don’t and try to buy our way to happiness by filling our lives with things and stuff that leaves us feeling even worse.
By: Kristen Johnson, Registered Dietitian & Chief Mindful Living Officer at On Target Living Flus, colds, allergies, digestive issues, and food sensitivities run rampant in today’s world. I recently consulted a parent who’s child was allergic to fructose and therefore couldn’t eat fresh fruit. My new People magazine had a whole article about how a young girl was allergic to water. How can this be? At On Target Living, we have learned that there is […]
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a women in business panel featuring some of the most influential women business owners in Chicago. It was an inspiring day full of powerful messages and insights from women leaders. Here's what happened...
What if you woke up one morning with a sense of ease and overall wellbeing? You felt good, your energy was high and your mood was positive. Would you recognize this as success? Why is it so hard for people to connect the dots between health and performance. Isn’t it obvious? If we live better won’t our life be better in every way? Our work life, home life, relationships, family, etc? Think about how your […]
Here, I dive into some of the most frequently asked questions to bring you the answers to some of your most burning desires. The answer always lies in the question. Frequently Asked Questions Question: Should we repeat this two- week meal plan every two weeks during the eight week program or is there a new meal plan for us to use? Answer: This two- week plan gives you a framework for what your typical week […]