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How to Stop Dieting and Keep Your Sanity

You’ve tried diet after diet. You’re confused on what and how to eat. You’re sick of feeling like a failure.  But guess what! You didn’t fail. You are not a failure. The diets have failed you. It’s time for you to stop dieting. These low-carb,  low fat, ketogenic, no-sugar, detox, calorie-counting, point tracking, and intensive…

New Year

How to Finally Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Every time we set a new goal — and preferably a small goal — it gives us a chance to build confidence and belief that a new normal is possible.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: How to Reset Yourself into 2020

The new year’s resolution momentum is tangible. We are fully immersed in the holiday season. The bustle is ever apparent, and we are counting down to a brand new year and a brand new decade.  It’s almost here. 2020.  The new year offers us a new slate, a new start, a reset button every 365…

Holiday feast

How to navigate holiday eating without turning into Scrooge

‘Tis the season for food, family, friends and celebrations. It’s also the season for holiday cheer, extravagant parties, endless snacks, cocktails galore and gift tins full of treats. Many of us feel stressed at this time of year, finding it difficult to navigate copious amounts of food while trying to improve our health. Additionally, some…

Healthy body image

How to Improve your Body Image for 2020 and Beyond

Your body image doesn’t start in the mirror. It starts in the mind. Self-esteem doesn’t start in the mirror. It starts in the mind. Both body image and self-esteem impact our mental health, and all three matter to your overall well-being. At Skyterra Wellness, we understand it isn’t easy to have a healthy body image.…

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Five ways to eat more plant-based foods

When it comes to integrating more plant-based foods into your meals, diets described as “plant-based” can spark thoughts of extreme smoothie consumption, mega salads and carbohydrate loading. From this common perspective, plant-based eating can be intimidating, underwhelming and may elicit a sense of restriction. Instead of putting labels on food or thinking about what to…


Winter outdoor adventures in WNC

For much of our country, winter causes cabin fever. But not here at Skyterra. When many of us think about winter here in the mountains of western North Carolina, it may be difficult to imagine lacing up your hiking boots or reaching for your archery gear and getting outside. Our first thoughts drift to arctic…


Five ways to be more mindful

Recently, mindfulness has become a pervasive buzzword. You can find mindfulness used in schools, your job, in yoga and fitness classes, in coffee shops, restaurants, and even in your doctors office. We hear the word mindfulness but what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we become more mindful? Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D, who…


Three things to look for when booking your solo travel

Solo travel may be the best way to experience a wellness vacation.  For those looking to find their path and conduct some self-care in their time away, traveling alone may be just the ticket. Add to that the personalized service offered at wellness retreats, and it may just be the perfect destination for the solo…

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Your Emotional and Binge Eating has Served a Powerful Purpose Until Now: Here’s how to Rewire Your Brain

Food, food and more food. We are about to approach the feast-focused season in which holidays, family gatherings, parties and more are centered around food. For many, this can be an extremely challenging time. Overeating seems to be part of the norm, but when does eating too much cross over into binge eating?