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

May Flowers?

After a raining April here in the midwest are you ready for the May flowers? What is growing in your garden? Are the seeds planted for personal well being, have you sown calm into your thinking, have you shored up your rows of activity and are you tending the growth of your knowledge of good nutrition? As we look into our mental areas of growth we find it is an ongoing journey of awareness and 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

Self-Care

SELF-CARE: Why in the world do you not take good care of yourself? Is it too many bad habits or should I say behaviors? Are you too busy, kids need you, housework overwhelming, extra hours at the office, short on sleep, fast food is so convenient, pedi-mani takes an hour you don’t have, don’t have a bike, gym membership, trail out your back door or good walking shoes? You see where I am going? Good Read More

Foods for Sleep, for Better or for Worse.

Do you mind your late night snacks? The best foods to eat prior to bedtime for better sleep are: tart cherries , walnuts, bananas, warm milk, almonds, lettuce (I know), honey, fresh cheeses, hummus and Jasmine rice. Top foods that can ruin a good night’s sleep are: bacon, aged cheeses, tomatoes, dark chocolate, alcohol, spicy food, fried foods, broccoli and the like, and steak.

Listening to Your Body

As Abby from The Tomato Vine told the story of her food interest from growing up with a “mom in the kitchen” she related that that was the beginning of her healthy food roots. She was around it, helped with it, became curious, sought education, helped others and is now a recognized and published chef.  This is like the wellness journey you are on. As a child, you ran and played and drank water from Read More

How is Your Wellness Journey Going?

I was getting ready for work and noticed that the drain in the bathroom sink was moving rather slow and sluggish. Hmmm, first I went for the quick fix trying to force water into the drain until the water filled up the sink with my good intentions. Well. . . that forced “quick fix” did not work so well. I just got a sink full of lukewarm water taking it’s sweet time heading south. I Read More

Surviving vs. Thriving this Holiday Season

We are covering many topics at the meetings and the discussions are powerful. How’s your holiday season coming along? Well, if you are just surviving it and kind of dreading it, please go to the Beginning Today Facebook page and watch the video on THRIVING through the holiday. This is the time of the year when we need to be reminded to slow down, smell the poinsettias and prioritize our must do lists. Take care Read More

Hello and Happy December

What a season we are in… everyone is so busy. Please find some time and view the 7 minute video on the Beginning Today Facebook page. Don’t forget to “like” it. It is all about thriving and not just surviving through the season. I have some great tips on how to make this a pleasant, memorable and more relaxing season, you don’t want to miss it! But for right now, please remember to be PRESENT Read More

Healthy Habits

So about those Healthy Habits… let’s name a few. When walking the dog (darn the easy invisible fence or fenced yard), pick up the distance and/or pace. When boiling pasta, put some veggies in a pot as well. Cook at home for guaranteed fewer calories. A clean kitchen leads to clean eating. Gardening with the family gets everyone involved and can be a good workout. Meditate or take time to be thankful for all your Read More