Sugar and wellness, not in the same sentence!

When you think about your day how much sugar do you think you consume? Do you add a teaspoon or two to your coffee, drink a sugary drink (red bull, chai tea, coke, sweet tea) or eat a sugary cereal?  How do you start your day? Do you take a break and have a morning snack, a little pick me up or something to tide me over? Turn the package over and check out the Read More

Graduation, Time to Be Proud

Well here we are with graduations, school’s out, summer has started, and emotions are running high. Did you congratulate your graduate with a true open heart? What a bitter sweet time it is. Whether they were top of class, middle of class or just somewhere in the class (and now out) there is plenty to be proud of. We need to spend more time in the moment. It isn’t enough they participated and showed up, Read More

Quantity or Quality

Do we value quantity over quality? Sometimes I think we do such a great job tracking time spent on things that we don’t always look at the value of the outcome. Have you ever said or heard someone else say “I spent xxx hours on that” only to realize the end product was not of very good value?  I would say that probably happens often. Just because you spend time on a project, weight loss, Read More

Beginning Today lifestyle Wellness & the Book Fair

It was a wonderful Saturday surrounded with my author peers sharing and signing our books with the community. While I had the only tracker/planner for wellness there were children’s books, books on animals, fiction and nonfiction, educational, historical, humor, science fiction and mystery. This was a first for me as I generally have my books with where I present but it was a true pleasure being surrounded by authors with such passion and dedication. If Read More

Stress, Weight and Weather

Stress, weight and weather, what do these all have in common? Seems to me they go together hand in hand, you can put them in any order and you still come up with the same results. If you are under stress you tend to put on a little weight. If you put on a little weight you tend to blame stress or the weather. If the weather isn’t suitable you can over stress about better Read More

Two Days of Amazing Presentations

What a great couple of days with some amazing speakers. Yesterday I started the day at the Eden Prairie AFB Thrive meeting listening to Dr. Stephen J. Crawford, Experience Leadership, where he talked about taking care of your finances so you can help take care of the world and he asked the question “are you leading as a nightlight or a 100 watt bulb”? Something to think about. Then I presented to SWIM, Seniors Working Read More


Did you notice that the Virginia Team warm up/practice team jerseys all said “FAMILY” on them? Now that is some good coaching! If you feel like you are a part of a family you try harder, work together better, show up for each other and your sense of loyalty is deep. The first time I saw that shirt on one of the players as he sat on the bench, jumped up when his teammates showed Read More

PEK Accounting Held a Panel Discussion on Wellness of the Bottom Line

It was my honor to be part of a Bottom Line Balance Sheet Panel discussion in September at the offices of PEK Accounting Consulting. I was joined by professionals in their field: Troy Noor, Boulevard Wealth Management; Connie Kroskin, Connie Kroskin Marketing; Eric Mitchellette, Strategic Business Coach; and David Anderson, Anderson Business Law. Paul Kloster of PEK Accounting Services for Business on the far right. We shared what to expect in the upcoming year, changes Read More

Sleep Tight for Wellness

Ever wonder why you are not getting enough ZZZ’s? Research shows the top sleep disruptors are lack of boundaries, eating and activity patterns and stress. Let’s have a look into these disruptors and see where a simple change here and there might make a big difference in your sleep pattern. First, boundaries; draw a line in the sand and and maintain a balance in your self care. You need time to be active and you Read More

Company Wellness

With all this talk about happiness, wellness and health what makes you happiest with your employment status? Do you have a “job”, “career” or alternate place to spend your time and it just happens to pay you for being there doing something you enjoy with people you enjoy being around? I sure hope the majority of us chose a place to spend time doing what we enjoy with people we enjoy and making money is Read More