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

Clutter and the Kitchen

How is the clutter in your life? Let’s take a quick look at the kitchen this week and see if we should move into other rooms or life in general in the future. Rule No. 1, don’t bring it into the kitchen if it doesn’t belong there. If you want to start eating clean and healthy you need to keep your spaces organized and in as good as shape as you want your body to Read More

Why are You Active?

“Why are you active” and there are lots of reasons. If you haven’t checked out the video I put up on the face book page, bit.ly/2hPrUMP, please do. Remember, good health means something a little different to each of us and absolutely no one owns it, it is for everyone. Some answers for why am I active are: family history of heart disease, stress management, feel good, to experience new things, something to do with 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.

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