What to do when you’re trying to figure out what’s next

You know that feeling when you’ve worked so hard for so long on something? It’s great to finish, to get to the end. Wonderful. Now you’ll have a chance to breathe. It’s a great feeling, but it can also be stressful. Because… Soon you start to wonder, “Now what?” How will you fill your days? Read More …

Mindset Monday – Have a Dreamer’s Mindset

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis Age really is just a number. Some people feel old when they’re thirty and some seventy-year olds think of themselves as “getting up there”, but they’re not there yet. What’s the difference? How can you get Read More …

Mindset Monday – Sprinkle Your Day With Gratitude

Gratitude is a simple concept. It’s that feeling that what you have is good. And that what you have is enough for you to be happy today. Why be grateful? Gratitude brings a level of contentment and satisfaction to each day. And sometimes it takes practice. Start with a sprinkle. Instead of looking at what’s going wrong, Read More …

Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

Believe In Yourself and In Your Dreams

She believed she could, so she did. It’s a simple, but powerful statement. Powerful because it tells a story about a woman who had a goal and, because she believed she could, she accomplished her goal. She realized her dream. Yay! Happy ending. But wait. We get the beginning and the end. What’s in the middle? Read More …

Getting older and how to be okay with it

Recently, when writing about balance in “older people” in How Functional Fitness Can Help You Get Stuff Done, I wrote: “Older people have a higher tendency to lose balance, putting us at higher risk for injury by falling down.” Oh my goodness! Am I old? Putting myself in the “older people” category (by saying us instead of them) Read More …

How Functional Fitness Can Help You Get Stuff Done

The next time you’re getting ready to work out, instead of putting on your workout clothes, grabbing your running shoes, or driving to the gym, get a functional fitness workout by doing that household project you’ve been putting off. Functional fitness and household projects? Some household project possibilities: repair a fence, wash windows, mop the Read More …

Going Gray Naturally – One Year Update

I’m a year into ditching the dye and going gray – well into the stage of looking like my gray hair is intentional and not like I just haven’t made the time to get it done. All that’s left now is to let the hair even out and continue trimming a little off every couple of Read More …

Keep a Positive Self-Image as You Age

Gravity’s a powerful and constant force. I’ve always thought that gravity is to blame for wrinkles, sagging skin, and sagging body parts. Scientists say that’s not true. People will age no matter what. Something about Einstein’s theory of relativity, time, and space. Whatever. All I know is that Bette Davis knew what she was talking Read More …

Take Care of Your Body

If you’re over 50 or approaching 50, you may have noticed that you can’t do some things like you used to, that your body reacts differently and unexpectedly, to things you’ve been doing forever. While the changes may seem sudden, they could be just normal effects of aging and/or a result of years of lifestyle choices. Especially as you get Read More …