Strive for progress, not perfection

Is it really okay to be less than perfect when you’re working toward a goal? Like when you’re ready to take better care of yourself and improve your confidence and overall happiness. You may commit to eating more nutritious food, exercising more consistently, practicing daily gratitude, journaling, or any number of other healthy activities. They’re simple, but 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 …

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 …

How to Set SMART Goals and Make Your New Year’s Resolutions stick

As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, there’s more talk about New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for 2017. A common approach for setting goals is to set SMART goals. What’s a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for S – specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – reasonable T – time specific Read More …

10 Things to Do to Keep You Healthy and Happy Through the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It can also be overwhelming and stressful, making it a challenge to stay happy and healthy. As always, it’s important to do what you can to take care of yourself so you can be your best. Here are 10 things to do to help you stay healthy and happy Read More …

A Healthy Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons, special “pink” events, and all levels of athletic teams – little league to professional – wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness every October. Hopefully, the pink reminders start conversation about symptoms, signs, facts, risks, and nature of the disease. Knowledge is key, and knowledge + action is power. Breast Cancer Read More …

Book Review – Life Reimagined The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

I was browsing the books at a local book festival when I came across Babara Bradley Hagerty’s book released in March 2016 entitled Life Reimagined The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife. Being in my early 50s and having some midlife awakenings of my own, the title intrigued me. Written as part memoir, part feature story, part scientific Read More …

Somewhere Between Fat and Thin

On a recent 3-hour drive home from Galveston to San Antonio, I listened to an episode of “This American Life” hosted by Ira Glass in which he looks at a topic from lots of different angles and talks to people who are connected to the subject in various ways. The episode was entitled “Tell Me Read More …