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

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

Freedom to Chose Thanks

During this 4th of July holiday season take time to be thankful. Be thankful for your freedom, your life, your family and friends and your health. When you think of good health and wellness do you realize being thankful is a part of wellness? Every day, at least once a day, spend a few quiet minutes with your higher power thanking him/her for the good things in your life. It is best if you find Read More

Wellness Begins with 2 U’s

I was inspired by the Stanley Cup Playoff games. As I watched these young men skate hard, trying to be the best they can be while remembering they are part of a larger picture, a team, and cannot be their best alone it made me think of their journey to get there. None of these athletes were born at this level of skill, they were mindful, practiced and sought out help to continue to grow Read More

Conversational Health

Are you a talker or a listener? Most of us say talker, but if you did say listener is it active listening? Did you come to the conversation prepared with meaningful questions? If you are about to meet someone for the first time do your research, find out a bit about their background and what their interests are, that way you are able to find common ground to talk about. It could be as simple Read More

80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule, you know, take good care of your wellness 80% of the time and you won’t have to worry the other 20%. So if you eat right and move that body most of the time you will have some wiggle room to go out for pizza, have a couple cocktails at happy hour or just hang on the couch some. Seems like a simple rule. I think I may have taken it to Read More

One More Hour In the Day

Do you wish you had one more hour in your day? I  know I often do. So then I sit and think, how could that possibly happen? Do I start with an action plan, should I call my friends and ask them what they think my priorities should be, do I daydream about a perfect future? Maybe just roll along like I am and it will all work out. HA! The first step to finding Read More