While there are hundreds of ways to practice self-care on a daily basis, a large majority of them involve removing excess stress from your life. Stress negatively affects almost every system in your body, from head to toe. It’s impossible to have an effective self-care regimen without focusing on ridding yourself of harmful stress. Here are some of the easiest ways to reduce stress for optimal health.


Create a clutter-free home environment


The 21st century seems to be a time of awakening for many people. According to dictionary.com, awakening can be defined as “a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something”. I’ve invited El Stamatakos again, an energy work practitioner on Healoha, to share his perspective on the process of awakening and see if there is a connection between awakening and wellness.


Healoha: El, how do you define “awakening” and what is your understanding of the process taking place when that happens?

We’ve all heard the statement “Everything is energy”. When it comes to wellness, what does that mean concretely, and what can we do to benefit from this relatively new awareness? I interviewed El Stamatakos, a healer on Healoha, to help us understand what this all means.


Healoha: El, you’re an engineer, you’ve also studied martial arts and energy work, so you are living in both worlds: the world of science and the world of energy.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

Water plays an important role in our physical health as our bodies are made up of approximately 60% of water. Water increases our energy level by keeping us hydrated, flushes out toxins, and maintains regularity, which in turn, boosts our immune system.

I often get asked: “How much water is enough?”. A good formula consists of your weight in pounds divided by two, in ounces. For example, if you weight 140 pounds,

Wellness is rarely associated with the term entrepreneur. The idea of entrepreneurship has always captivated me. I greatly admire entrepreneurs, whether they are graphic designers, the female owner of a small resort on a remote island of The Philippines, or the founder of a hugely successful company such as Apple. Entrepreneurship is certainly not for everyone, but for the independent and adventurous among us,