The Quest For Health: It Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated


It All Started With A Health Crisis

The Quest For Health: It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated Carolina Marrelli Contributor Miami Moms Blog

It was a health crisis – right on the heels of having my second child – that changed my life trajectory from music ministry and touring right into holistic healthcare.

When I got sick, one of the things that had me scratching my mohawk on repeat was how complicated everything seemed to be when it came to getting myself healthy again. I would read health magazines, books, online resources… I talked to doctors and nurses for answers and all that did was make me MORE confused. Everything was so complicated and all the conflicting information was not helping me either. It’s like I needed a Ph.D. to understand half of it!

Back To Basics

Personally, I just wanted things spelled out for me, in preschool terms: A-B-C, 1-2-3… is that too much to ask?

I didn’t care about the micros or macros on my plate; I just wanted to know what to eat that would give me more energy and wouldn’t make me feel like puking afterward.  Nor did I care about getting 6-pack abs; I just wanted to learn why I was so bloated all of the time and how I could heal my gut after it was wiped out from the C. difficile (or C. diff) tsunami that ran through it.

Running a 5K was totally not on the radar; I just wanted to be able to go for a long walk without feeling like I was going to fall over dead afterward (and this is coming from a former competitive fencer) from exhaustion.

Instead of getting my answers met in a simple fashion, what I was met with was…

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SILENCE. Or more complicated information. 

This Is What I Want To Change

I am on a mission to help as many women as I can to get healthier but in a simplified way. And this is what you will be getting from me as we journey together here at Miami Moms Blog: Health simplified.

Your First Tip

With that said, here is your first tip until the next post: Get more sleep, sister.

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Photo by Kinga Cichewicz / @all_who_wander

Aim for 7-8 hours of quality shut-eye.

Listen, five hours a night is not a badge of honor. You can only sustain that for so long before your body begins to shut down and you find yourself in the forced relaxation pose. AKA: sick in bed (and not at yoga class).

Your body NEEDS to sleep. You’d be amazed at how many vital functions of the body all happen when we are resting!

“But My Sleep Isn’t Great.”

I hear this a lot from my clients. So, in the next blog post, I will give you some simple strategies to get you on your way to a better night’s sleep.

Until then, remember, health radiates and so can you!

Shine bright, 
Carolina Marrelli

PS: How many hours do you sleep on average and how well do YOU sleep? Comment below! 


  1. Ooooo, this is challenging. I “take pride in 5 hours” but you’re right… I can tell an incredible difference in how my body feels and performs when I get enough sleep. Ok, off to bed now! 😉

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