Mindset Monday – Attitude is everything

Years ago I had a well-paying but unfulfilling job. Every day, every hour of every day was difficult. I felt like I belonged someplace else, doing something other than what I was doing. The daily grind and long hours made me feel I had very little control over my day to day experience. I wanted to Read More …

See the Beauty of Failure

Failure can feel awful. So awful that it’s easy to be paralyzed by fear of failure, so that any new venture, undertaking, or adventure is off limits unless it’s almost 100% safe. What would life be like if we could the see beauty in failure instead of the terror of it? How can we do that? How can failure 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 …

Your resolution to succeed is the most important thing

President’s Day Mindset Monday: Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln This quote is from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a friend who was discouraged by a setback he experienced while pursuing his law degree. Lincoln encouraged his friend to continue studying, Read More …

What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …

Why has the FDA Banned Antibacterial Soap?

If a little is good, then more is better, right? In a case where more is not always better, the Food and Drug Administration recommend conventional soap and water over antibacterial soaps. In September 2016, the FDA ruled that some anti bacterial agents in soaps, hand gels, bar soaps, body washes, and other products will Read More …

How to Start Eating Healthy and Stick to It

Years ago, I struggled with several health concerns, including having a very tough time losing weight. I was frustrated and confused because I was physically active at that time – worked out regularly – and it seemed like I was always training for some event, like a half-marathon or sprint triathlon. But when I realized how Read More …

(Video) Improve your health and happiness

  A few years ago I learned something that shifted my attitude about the connection between good health and food. The Health-Nutrition Connection It started when I caught Dr. Mark Hyman on television talking about his book, The Blood Sugar Solution. At the time, I wasn’t feeling well. I had digestive issues, pre-diabetes symptoms, menopausal symptoms, Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Did you gain weight over the holidays? You’re not alone.

If you gained weight over the holidays, you’re not alone. Studies show that most people tend to gain at least a couple of pounds. Actually, I’ve been a little lax since Thanksgiving, and when Christmas rolled around I showed no restraint. I ate what I wanted for 2 weeks over the holidays and here’s what I learned. 5 Read More …