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

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

What’s Mine is Mine, What’s Yours is Yours

Keep your bag zipped up tight! I heard a very impressive sermon a few months back. It was about taking care of yourself by not letting other people put things in your bag. We all have our struggles and that is overwhelming enough, you have to take care of your emotional self as part of your wellness plan so when others start unloading on you remember it is not yours to fix, concentrate on or 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

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

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

Happiness

Are you happy most of the time, some of the time or not very often at all? I challenge you to spend a few moments to look inside and find the answer and perhaps the solution to the question. Happiness is a preferred state and we all agree it is much more fun to be around happy people then someone who is bringing us down consistently. Oh yes, we all have those times that just Read More