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

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

Wellness IS Being Grateful

What are you grateful for today? Do you rise each morning counting your blessings? If not you should, this is a time to pause, thank a higher power and send some supportive thoughts to those in need. I found myself feeling “blue” this week, no good reason  just feeling blue. So as I indulged my displacement with my world and moped around it wasn’t until I was waiting on a friend’s arrival for coffee that Read More

Minnesota State Fair

It is that time of year, the Minnesota State Fair. Take some time to review the fair information before heading out so you can make mindful choices, don’t leave it up to chance. There are always new “foods” on a stick and sites to see, so before you go check out the new additions, find the locations of your favorite fair foods, talk to a buddy and plan out what you want to try this 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

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

Loss

It is with heavy heart I blog about the loss of my mother. She was a terrific, funny and beautiful woman that inspired me and lifted me up, I miss her. She passed quietly in her home on April 18th at 6:10 p.m., I was fortunate to be with her and will cherish our time for the rest of my life. I choose to spend most of my time remembering the good and loving times Read More