Your Wellness Comfort Zone

Have you been thinking about doing something that seems just out of your comfort zone? I know I have, it was called Ragnar. I had heard about this 12 person, 3 leg, 200+ mile run and thought about how I might accomplish being part of something this HUGE. Well one bite at a time so I faced my fears and next thing I knew it was last weekend! DONE! I was the 11th runner on 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

Surround Yourself With a Forest of Wellness Helpers

We were on a road trip to visit family down south (okay, Iowa but hey we’re in Minnesota so it’s the truth). Since it is cold, snow is on the ground and leaves are off the trees so you can see farm houses across the landscape. Now they don’t stand alone but are surrounded by mighty trees for protection from whatever gets thrown at them. In the winter the trees act as snow fences so Read More

Who Are You? A Butcher, A Baker, A Candlestick Maker?

When you think about yourself and your life what do you identify with? To put it in storybook rhyme, are you a Butcher a Baker a Candlestick Maker or a little bit of all? What list would you give if someone asked you to name five things you do every day, week or month that you identify with? Do you rise before the sun, read the paper every day, sip that first cup of coffee Read More

Write Your Success Story

Here are some steps to writing your Summer Success Story:  Assess where you are. How is your life right now, what do you want to accomplish, weight loss, increased strength, energy, less stress, more time in a day? Decide what is the best use of energy right now with the time available? Commit to the plan. You won’t do it if you don’t like it. How will I act and support my choice Set SMART 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

Clutter, Walking and Your Life Journey

So about that clutter. . .  did you think about where your clutter is? What are you going to do about it? Remember, you are in control so toss, lock it out or just simply say no to the worries that you have no control over-you are too important to let things you can’t control drag you down. It’s spring so spring into action of reclaiming your time, paperwork, your cupboards and whatever else is Read More