One of my favorite gifts this year? The Fit Bit. I admit, I was skeptical. I tend to be more of a natural health gal, using my intuition to guide me in matters of health and nutrition. I like to walk outside when possible. I don’t eat when I’m not hungry. I don’t push myself […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Family and friend support is crucial for a successful life change. Can I say that again? Family and friend support is CRUCIAL for a successful life change. Doesn’t that sound easy? Doesn’t that sound like it would be a non-issue? Unfortunately, it isn’t always a given in any relationship. What we think is support may actually be subtle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In Michigan, we have two seasons: Snow and Construction. As I drive, I now have to dodge potholes and orange-laden traffic hazards. This reminds me that we all have to navigate roadblocks in our lives. These roadblocks can be physical and/or psychological. For many people, exercise can be a huge roadblock in both ways. Note: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most summers, my business gets a bit…slower… I think it is because, whether we are aware of it or not, most people live on a school year schedule. We are more “regimented” in our work/home schedule during the school year. Once it gets warm, we tend to relax, go on vacation, and enjoy a more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I am not only an exercise enthusiast, but a voracious reader. When we decided recently to cut the cable to our TV, I barely noticed. Even though I consider myself to have a pretty short attention span, I can sit for hours with my sniffer stuck between the pages. Yes, I still prefer “real books,” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It takes courage to express myself in writing. It takes even more courage to share my paintings. It takes yet even further courage to express myself when I am vulnerable or weak. Therefore, this post is a great act of courage for me. On these bitterly cold days of Winter, I usually face the darkest […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I believe that strong minds and strong bodies are not separate. In fact, if one of these components is weak, this can weaken us overall. What do I mean by a strong mind? A person with confidence. A person with an inner light that shares this light with others. A person who finds inner joy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the kind of winter that makes even the toughest ‘winter lovers’ fatigued. It is the kind of winter that a shovel can’t haul the snow and it breaks. Freezing rain turns the road into a black ice rink. Plunging temps can cause frostbite in a mere few minutes. And…the kids are at home […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are all well into January and I have been debating about this blog entry since November 1st of last year. I hesitated to talk about my own personal battle with depression/anxiety because it is exactly that: Personal. However, because I read and hear about so many other people who are affected by these problems, I feel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s almost a new year and I have given many thoughts to New Year’s Resolutions for myself and my family. As the years go by, my children are getting more and more like little humans and less like babies. My business is steady and I love the freedom of creating my own hours and fitting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.