Wellness Begins One Small Step at a Time

When you think of improving your wellness, getting healthier, stronger, more flexible or just plain adding more fruits and vegetables to your life are you all in? Success comes from making small changes one at a time, it’s those small changes that lead to the big outcomes.  By changing your daily habits one at a time they become routine and then those routines become your new daily habits. Once you have mastered a change you 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

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

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

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

Tips to Making a Workout Work for You

  Work out in the morning to kick off the day. A short workout is better than no workout. A short intense workout can be more beneficial than a long easy workout. Do one thing to plan your workout for a quick start (pack your gym bag at night, get your gear out and ready if at home). Eat a healthy breakfast so you stay on track the rest of the day. Good nutrition is 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