Getting Old or Making Memories

When you look at the upcoming day, week, month or year how do you view it? It is easy to fall into a routine as you lock step each and every day, feeling the years pass and not knowing where they went. I challenge you to take a new perspective and feed your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellness while making valuable memories to reflect on with fondness. Don’t think of it as just another 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

Time Management and the Holidays

Just say no, seems easy enough doesn’t it. Here we are with a few weeks left in 2018 and the meetings, parties, lunch and dinner invitations keep coming. Are you being asked to attend more events and outings then you have time for? How are you going to get it all done at this time of year? Tis the season but with so many events and so little time how will you satisfy EVERYONE. You start Read More

Your Wellness Comfort Zone

Have you been thinking about doing something that seems just out of your comfort zone? I know I have, it was called Ragnar. I had heard about this 12 person, 3 leg, 200+ mile run and thought about how I might accomplish being part of something this HUGE. Well one bite at a time so I faced my fears and next thing I knew it was last weekend! DONE! I was the 11th runner on Read More

Emotional Wellness

Do you have 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes or more? Most of us do. Take a walk toward emotional wellness and grab a pen and paper, doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and begin writing a note to someone special to you. This is the next best thing to being there with your special friend or family member by putting your thoughts in writing and giving them a gift to read over and over Read More

Well Being Is Heart and Soul-Make Time

I was watching the Grammy’s tonight and as with most shows they close by showing snippets of the lives of those we lost this past year. It always breaks my heart as I think of the impact they made when they were with us regardless of their age at passing and how we take things for granted, expect someone to always be there. I love the music these people created even thought I didn’t know Read More

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

Don’t Wake Up on the Wrong Side of 2018? What Will Be Your New Wellness Routine?

This is the time when we close out one year and begin the plans for a new one. As you review your 2017 what are the big take aways? What went well, what needs improvement and what are you going to throw away? If you have been keeping a journal it will be easy to go back and review, if not find a comfortable place to sit in the quiet and take a few minutes Read More

Surround Yourself With a Forest of Wellness Helpers

We were on a road trip to visit family down south (okay, Iowa but hey we’re in Minnesota so it’s the truth). Since it is cold, snow is on the ground and leaves are off the trees so you can see farm houses across the landscape. Now they don’t stand alone but are surrounded by mighty trees for protection from whatever gets thrown at them. In the winter the trees act as snow fences so 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