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

Thriving in Wellness During The Holidays

It is here, it is here! The holiday season is upon us and you are beginning to get your crazy on. But wait, is it necessary or are you just stuck in the same cycle you have been swirling in year after year? I say it is up to you to thrive this season, every day you make choices-what is your choice this holiday? With any decision it is best to write out the pros Read More

Chocolate Edges and Mindful Decisions

The other day I found myself backtracking into bad habits. Yes, I was innocently doing some catch up binging on a favorite TV show with a friend when before I knew it, my hand was reaching for the chocolate covered caramels. We made good dinner choices, salad with a touch of light dressing, a few pieces of sushi and ok, yes a glass of nice wine (good for the heart). Anyway, as we finished our Read More

Emotionally Drained? Zip That Bag Shut!

Are you having a “blue day”? I looked up a variety of ways to phrase that and found most google references refer to something deeper than my meaning of just having an “off” day, sad for no apparent reason or just out of sorts. Perhaps I have used the phrase inappropriately? In my world, and those I talk to, we share having a blue day or feeling blue as just a bit of a funk. Read More

One Mindful, Manageable Change at a Time

One mindful, manageable change at a time for success. Yes, one change at a time so you can make it a healthy habitl. Before moving to another mindful change take the time to celebrate and recognize the success you achieved. After all you spend so much time wishing you could live a healthier lifestyle, feel better today then you did yesterday that when you achieve you should CELEBRATE the achievement. You want to leave an Read More

Choose Today, One Small Change at a Time

Happy belated Easter treat, at least that is what I thought when I went to open up that special Cadbury Egg I had such great memories of. Yes I had them in the past (way in the past) and yes I saw them on TV commercials prior to the official Easter holiday (several months prior) and yes I had waited until April 15 to let myself have this special treat. You see I had been 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

Will, Want, Why to Your Good Health Habits

So you were ready to go, the first of the year arrived and your new goal was set. Your WILL power was strong, you really thought you had it this time. No more sweets, bread, alcohol or whatever your vice was that was keeping that weight on OR/AND hitting the gym, riding that bike, lifting those weights or working out with a new video, you just knew you had the will power to start this 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