• The Secret to achieving lasting “will Power”

    April 16, 2020 by

    People often seem to marvel at my “motivation” to maintain a diet. Or climb a mountain, or maintain an exercise routine, or run my own business while working full time. Some say it’s because I have strong will power. But the truth is, we all have the same will power. I just have an established… Read more

  • Why Movement is Life

    December 21, 2019 by

    I get it. That couch is so comfy. I actually spend a decent amount of time on mine. I also have cats, and they LOVE lap time. Who can resist that? Every cat person knows that once the cat is there, you are stuck. But fact of the matter is, our bodies were DESIGNED to… Read more

  • A Case For Water

    December 14, 2019 by

    We’ve all heard our bodies are made up of mostly water (2/3 actually). We all know we should drink more water. But why don’t we? It’s boring. I forget. I don’t feel thirsty. There is water in the coffee/soda/juice I drink, so I have to be getting enough. The reasons are endless. But here is… Read more

  • Self-care isn’t about the bubble bath

    December 6, 2019 by

    We have all heard it, you can’t take care of others if you aren’t taking care of yourself. It’s true. So why don’t we do it? It’s hard to find the time. Maybe you don’t have the energy. Or maybe you just think it’s selfish or indulgent. Taking care of yourself is absolutely not selfish.… Read more

  • 5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Almost 10 years in Healthcare

    November 29, 2019 by

    Actually more than 10 years if you count my time as a caregiver. I started my time in healthcare as a caregiver for my then-husband. He was injured in Iraq, suffering a gun shot to his spine making him a paraplegic. Several years after our divorce, when I was ready to return to school, I… Read more

  • 5 Ways to Avoid The Holiday Weight Gain

    November 23, 2019 by

    Here we are again. The Holidays. The parties. The shopping. The gatherings. The stress. The food. At least it’s cold out so we can layer on the clothes an hide those extra pounds we gained…until we have to go to a fancy Christmas party, or it’s New Year’s Eve and we wanted to wear a… Read more

  • Why Do We Fail?

    November 15, 2019 by

    Why is it that we eat all of the junk food when all we really want is to loose weight? Why do we stop going to the gym after we have fully developed that habit of going every week? Why do we gain the weight back after we have worked so hard to keep it… Read more

  • What is really up with self-care?

    November 8, 2019 by

    I work in health care. Those of us in health care, we are givers. It is ingrained in us to care for others, and in literal terms, it often means someone might die if we put ourselves first. So where do we draw the line? And why do we let this innate sense of devotion… Read more

  • Conquering the Mountain

    October 8, 2019 by

    I am sitting here in the hotel in Colorado Springs, after just having returned from summiting the mountain. We took it slow, summiting 7,300 feet elevation in 12.6 miles over two days. The first day we reached camp a little after noon. The next day we summited a little after 1, then had to return… Read more

  • Why We Should Eat Chocolate at Every Meal

    September 30, 2019 by

    Nearly everyone I know loves chocolate. And pretty much everyone has heard how dark chocolate has health benefits. If chocolate is so good for you, I figured, let’s figure out how can we add those health benefits to our daily diet? Chocolate sauces on everything?! Heck yeah! Well, maybe not quite, but close. Before we… Read more

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