Back on Track

This has been a week of recovery. Due to some minor surgery I have not been able to keep up my regular fitness routine and due to the extreme cold weather we are experiencing in Minnesota I have oddly enough decided to act on “bear-like” tendencies taking on extra calories and cuddling up in a fetal position on the couch laying idle as time goes by. Have you been where I am? The sudden realization Read More

What’s Mine is Mine, What’s Yours is Yours

Keep your bag zipped up tight! I heard a very impressive sermon a few months back. It was about taking care of yourself by not letting other people put things in your bag. We all have our struggles and that is overwhelming enough, you have to take care of your emotional self as part of your wellness plan so when others start unloading on you remember it is not yours to fix, concentrate on or Read More

Freedom to Chose Thanks

During this 4th of July holiday season take time to be thankful. Be thankful for your freedom, your life, your family and friends and your health. When you think of good health and wellness do you realize being thankful is a part of wellness? Every day, at least once a day, spend a few quiet minutes with your higher power thanking him/her for the good things in your life. It is best if you find Read More

Write Your Success Story

Here are some steps to writing your Summer Success Story:  Assess where you are. How is your life right now, what do you want to accomplish, weight loss, increased strength, energy, less stress, more time in a day? Decide what is the best use of energy right now with the time available? Commit to the plan. You won’t do it if you don’t like it. How will I act and support my choice Set SMART Read More

Wellness Begins with 2 U’s

I was inspired by the Stanley Cup Playoff games. As I watched these young men skate hard, trying to be the best they can be while remembering they are part of a larger picture, a team, and cannot be their best alone it made me think of their journey to get there. None of these athletes were born at this level of skill, they were mindful, practiced and sought out help to continue to grow Read More

Conversational Health

Are you a talker or a listener? Most of us say talker, but if you did say listener is it active listening? Did you come to the conversation prepared with meaningful questions? If you are about to meet someone for the first time do your research, find out a bit about their background and what their interests are, that way you are able to find common ground to talk about. It could be as simple Read More

80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule, you know, take good care of your wellness 80% of the time and you won’t have to worry the other 20%. So if you eat right and move that body most of the time you will have some wiggle room to go out for pizza, have a couple cocktails at happy hour or just hang on the couch some. Seems like a simple rule. I think I may have taken it to Read More

One More Hour In the Day

Do you wish you had one more hour in your day? I  know I often do. So then I sit and think, how could that possibly happen? Do I start with an action plan, should I call my friends and ask them what they think my priorities should be, do I daydream about a perfect future? Maybe just roll along like I am and it will all work out. HA! The first step to finding Read More

You Were Born Pre-Appoved

I came across an article by Sharon Jaynes who writes for Girlfriends in God, she made a great point. The name of the article was “You Have Been Pre-Approved” and it talked about receiving automatic acceptance from credit card companies and her take away was never tiring of: God telling me that I’ve been pre-approved to be His child. We all have a higher power and I respect your choice but this statement is true Read More