Love Unconditionally

Image captured by: Hannah Ruth Photography Valentine’s Day is a day of showing your affections toward someone you are romantically involved with or would like to be.  It can also be a time to show appreciation for your friends and family member(s). Sometimes these tokens of affection are given anonymously.  As I ruminate on this…

Mystery Chocolate Cake

A SWEET & HEALTHY TREAT. . . you can feel good about This cake is proof that you do not need to trade healthy ingredient choices for appealing taste and appearance in baked goods. You can have it all and eat your cake too! The cake is from coffeeandquinoa.com and the icing recipe adapted from Alissa Segersten and…

What Do You Crave?

What Do You Crave? When I work with clients to move them forward in a slow but tortoise-like way, so those better and best habits stick, I ask them this question.  “What do you crave?”  Usually the answer comes in form of food.  Chocolate, peanut butter, chips, you name the food for yourself when you…

The New Way to Live

Are you looking for a new way to live?  A way to make a change that lasts?  Larry Crabb, in his book, The Pressure’s Off [Breaking Free From Rules and Performance], talks about a New Way of living. He says, “We’re transformed by renewing our minds, not our circumstances; we’re changed not by rearranging blessings…

More Thanksgiving Traditions

More holiday tradition ideas from Family Works. The benefits abound when you reach out, both externally and internally.  Read here how your health will benefit from giving. During Thanksgiving week my mom and dad would box up items for a Thanksgiving meal (turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, bread, etc). As a family, we would deliver…

Benefits of Friends

There is nothing like the benefit of having a trusted friend to talk with.  Read about how friends can help you live a long and healthier life.  Be grateful for those trusted and loving friends.

Health and The Risk to Bloom

And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to bloom – Anias Nin How can you look at these blooms and not feel good on so many levels? You have health goals that you have created for yourself, but something is getting in…

Healthy Happiness and Father’s Day – What is the Connection?

Happy Father’s Day Dad! As I age and enter into the second half of my life, I have learned to appreciate my parents more each day.  Father’s Day is approaching and this gives me a great opportunity to thank my Dad for his example of what it means to be a positive influence for my…