Self-Care, 5 things you can do right now

You might be experiencing anxiety, sadness, trouble sleeping or eating, headaches and stomach aches, or difficulty concentrating. These are all signals to take some time to care for yourself. This does not mean that you need to add something more, though; it can be as much about “letting go.” Seek out nature. Walk, bike, sit on a bench. Gardening is a proven mood booster. If you can’t get outside, open your windows for some fresh Read More

Team Women Series, Self-Care and the Sandwich Generation

Are you wondering how, when, where and if you can find time for yourself during this new time of life? The Team Women attendees at the first zoom series on Self-Care and the Sandwich Generation sure did. In this time of raising children and looking into the future of aging parents we got together to discuss burnout, guilt, long days and a new timeline that seems may never end. Together we looked at setting boundaries Read More

Now More Than Ever Break Time Should be a Walk Outside

Today is the day! Today is the day to set your alarm for daily walks outside so you will commit to it. Take it one step further than telling yourself you are going to do it, schedule it in your daily calendar until it becomes routine. Keep the walk scheduled on the calendar, but you will soon find you won’t need the prompt, your body will make it a call to action. We are talking Read More

Shelter in Place, 6 Weeks to a New Habit

Here we are unintentionally forming new habits. While the time frame can very person to person it is a general statement that it takes 6 weeks to form a new habit. So, I ask you, what new habit have you formed with this “shelter in place” state we are in? It would be great to have a majority response of: I have discovered I am in the new habit of taking time for me every Read More

I Just Want to get Back into my Jeans. Wellness Interrupted.

A funny phrase keeps coming up on my Facebook feed, conversations and during virtual networking. I hear. . . “I am so tired of eating.” At first I thought, what in the world does this mean? Then one day it hit me, I understood the meaning of “I am so tired of eating”. Seems in the sameness of the days from instructed safety social isolation and the lack of stores, restaurants and places to go Read More

Social Distancing & Personal Hygiene

We have been in a virtual world for a bit now and I got to thinking? Did I shower yesterday? Should I shower today? Perhaps we are suppose to conserve water at this time, hmmm. Naturally I checked Facebook to see if anyone else was thinking what I was thinking and there it was in the first post i read “. . . I haven’t showered for three days now, I think I am fine. Read More

Clearing the Kitchen Clutter, what are you going to do with all that STUFF in your kitchen?

What happened to that nice counter you used to work on to prepare meals? Has it become a “storage location”, a “dumping ground”, a “I’ll get back to it if I see it” place to rest things? Just because it is a nice flat surface does not designate it to be your special place for clutter and miscellaneous items and to dos. You know everyone can see it AND it does make for healthy meal Read More

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