If you have visited the grocery store recently, you may have noticed the plethora of Valentines cards, decorations, candles, and other “red/pink heart” items that fill the aisles with love. However, as you start to think about your Valentine plans this year, let me suggest an additional idea: Make February your “heart healthy together” month! I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A couple of years ago, I took on my first vegetable garden. In previous years I had watched my husband start the garden and, as the Summer became busy, it would turn into a weedy mess. Usually after the weeds would take over, I would reluctantly go in and help bring it back to life. One […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You’ve, of course, heard of the show “The Biggest Loser,” right? I consider myself on a much smaller trajectory. I’ve been at odds with my bathroom scale for decades. My weight has fluctuated up and down through college, post-college, pre-babies, post-babies, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas, and onward. While I’m not a yo-yo dieter, I usually need to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Confession: I used to hate Winter. Each year, after all the beautiful Autumn leaves were finally settled on the ground, I would begin to dread what was next to fall: snow. I would dread my cold feet and hands, the sound of the wind howling around my living room, and the end of the days of sun. […]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.
“Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.” -Charles Bukowski We all have our own style, our own flare, our own individual taste. We all march to the beat of our own drum…but, some of us run. Some of us hop. Some of us dance and some of us hobble. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently, I completed my first sprint-level triathlon. I’m not blogging about this to brag. I am blogging about this because I believe I learned some valuable lessons from picking this goal and going after it, despite all of the reasons in my life that stood in my way. All the excuses, disappointments and “busy-ness” that had been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.