Michelle Alva Blog / 20.11.2013

Did you know heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the USA? While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease. Much of the reasons why we die of heart disease is diet, belief and lifestyle related. We can prevent heart disease by quitting smoking, managing our blood sugar, getting our blood pressure under control, lowering our cholesterol, staying active, losing weight and eating healthy. A lot of these behavioral changes would be easier to accomplish if we valued and loved ourselves more. Too often we place other people in our lives before ourselves. We forget to make time to prioritize self-love, daily exercise, food that nourishes our heart and soul, and managing our stress levels. Sometimes we do not prioritize nurturing our emotional heart and this affects our heart health also. We can...

Michelle Alva Blog / 01.07.2013

How big is the flame of romance in your relationship? Do you feel a strong sense of emotional connection, excitement, mystery and pleasure with your partner or has your spark fizzled out?                   Ask yourself this question to see if your spark needs to be re-ignited. Be honest with your answer: Where,¬†On a scale of zero to ten, would you rank the amount of passion, romance and pleasure you experience on a day to day basis with your partner? Ten on the scale means "I feel completely fulfilled and grateful in my relationship. We flirt with each other and engage in daily activities that deepen our connection and strengthen our connection. We nurture each other and this brings us both a sense of inner joy and renewal to our relationship. Zero on the scale means, "We hardly spend any quality time together, I feel as though we are...

Michelle Alva Blog / 26.05.2013

Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a GREAT LOVER?                               Sexual health is so important for the maintenance of our overall health, healing, creativity, joy and longevity. We benefit our hormonal health, neurological, digestive, immunological and brain health when we nurture our sexual side. Too often, we may overlook prioritizing our sexual needs and desires because we may not realize, just how important and healthy it is to nurture our sensuality and sexuality. Chronic stress lowers our libido and makes us feel drained and too tired to nurture our sexual health. This causes us to have a more difficult time connecting to ourselves and our significant other. The more you nurture your sexuality, the more you feel energized, playful, sexy and loving . The best part is your body responds IMMEDIATELY to whatever changes you make to your sexual health. Your body's many...

Michelle Alva Blog / 16.04.2013

CONNECTION ¬† + ¬†¬† UNCONDITIONAL LOVE¬†¬†¬†¬† + ¬†¬† ROMANCE¬†¬†¬† +¬†¬† PLEASURE¬† = OPTIMAL HEALTH +¬† HEALING   Is your life too busy for connection, love, romance and pleasure with yourself and your partner? Do you feel a sense of loss of connection with yourself and your partner without knowing how to strengthen and reconnect? Do you make connection a priority in your life? Did you know that feeling a strong connection with yourself and your partner such as being affectionate, gazing into your lover's eyes, massaging each other and making love are all EXCELLENT ways to enhance not only relationships but also boost brain health, hormonal flow, immunity, sleep and state of overall well-being? Yet many of us say "I am too tired" or "I am not in the mood tonight" to make romance, pleasure and play a priority. Truth is, the type of relationship you have with yourself is a...