Do You Want it, I Mean Enough to Keep the Commitment?

Back in grade school, then  junior high school and the first couple of years of high school I was in the band. It was so much fun learning to play the flute. I really wanted to know how to play and I really wanted to be good at it. So I practiced, a lot. As the years went I improved and joined the marching band-WOW that was great! Yes, practice for what I really wanted Read More

Reflections on 2019

Before you lose that holiday spirit take a few minutes to write a list. Yes a list, a list of accomplishments from 2019. Once the calendar turns over to 1-1-2020 you will be busy making new plans, creating new lists and focusing on improvements in every phase of your life. So make your 2019 list now. Too often people live in the future and what can and will be that it becomes easy to forget Read More

Personal Wellness IS Your Corporate Wellness

When you think back those years ago, what did you want to be when you grew up? Some say teacher, doctor, fireman, you know just about anything was possible. As you grew and discovered things about yourself how did your vision change?  We all had fun dreaming and spending our days living in the moment and the moment was good. Fast forward to today, what are your dreams now? Are you a teacher, doctor or Read More

Bring a 12 Weeks to Wellness Series to Your Office for the Maximum Experience

Terri Mattson, coach at Beginning Today Lifestyle Wellness, took employees at Gurstel Law Firm through her 12 Weeks to Wellness series. Gurstel Law Firm graciously provided each of the series attendees with a copy of Terri’s health and wellness planner, Become the Change: Embrace Small Changes for Maximum Results. Choose Your One Small Change Terri challenged the series participants to identify one small change they wanted to work on and make a note of that Read More

Can You Catch Sleep?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could literally “catch” sleep! I mean you can catch a ball, you can catch a cold, you can catch the flu. Seriously why can’t you catch sleep!! There are many articles you can read on how to get a good night’s sleep and the pros and cons of what you eat, read, listen to and even the lighting prior to bedtime. I have an entire presentation on “Sleep Disruptors”.  Read More

What Are You Good At?

When I was in 4th grade the big game on the playground was marbles. You know, shooters, cat eyes, steelies, etc. and I thought I was GOOD. Actually darn good, yes, better than most I had seen. So after a few rounds in the house with my sisters I was sure I had what it took and would rule the playground. The first day or two I watched the other kids “play” marbles and watched Read More

When to Lead and When to Lean

Do You Know When to Lead and When to Lean. Look for the helpers son. There are always helpers. Wise words from the late Mr. Rogers’ mother. How often have you felt in control and your life is in order? Well whenever you feel you are alone or are struggling, look for the help that is right beside you. I heard a phrase a while back that carpenters use “sistering” joist. It means to add Read More

Amazon launches binge watching campaign!?” WHAT!!!

Have you seen the new commercials from Amazon? It is summer and they are telling people to stay inside where you can snuggle on your couch with your blanket and binge on all the shows you have missed. Well good for you if you missed them, it probably means you have been out being active and enjoying your summer. They dare to compare the faults of binge eating, drinking and other vices with the success Read More

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