Spring Clean the Negativity!

SPRING CLEANING – Clean out Negative Thoughts Part 1 Our health is multi dimensional.  What does that mean?  It means our health is determined by many factors that are in constant perpetual motion. For example, how we respond to our interactions with others or situations can determine the health of our mind and body. Research…

A Story for You this Holiday Season

A Story to Promote Wellness with Healthy Relationships Recently I had a conversation with my daughter-in-law, Caroline and son, Rick about how frustrating it is that God doesn’t speak to me audibly. My desire is that God would clearly speak to me in words that I can understand, such as how to live my life, and…

Your Happy Healthy Starts Here

Successful eating and exercise begins with what you like to eat, and how you like to exercise.  You will be more consistent with eating the healthier foods you enjoy, rather than force feeding yourself foods that you dislike  So, for example, if you like carrots and asparagus, look for recipes that feature them, instead of say brussels…

Running the Race With Friends

Running a race is more than physical ability; it includes mental focus and stamina which may be just as important, or even more crucial to success. Increase your level of accomplishment and do it with friends.  As my official 5th/3rd race runner and former PCV (Peace Corp Volunteer) Rick says, “You get all caught up in the…

Spring Cleaning the Negativity – The Weeding Process

Negativity is something to avoid for our overall health because it affects us mentally, emotionally, and physically.  Starting with a simple positive thought can be a good start with treating our overall health from the inside out. Getting rid of negativity can be highly beneficial. Whether we battle negative self-talk, a negative outlook, or just encounter a…

Thinking Outside the Box with Emotional Eating

Nerves, anxiousness, loneliness, procrastination and/or just plain boredom may find your head into the refrigerator (aka box) for more reasons than hunger.  When this happens, you begin to eat more food than your body needs.  This isn’t good on any level, whether you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight.  What makes matters worse is…

Can You Lose Weight on Vacation?

Here are more insights from my weeklong cruise. Is it possible to eat and enjoy lavish meals, luscious desserts, and snacks that are available 24/7?  Yes it is possible, but if you don’t want to think about losing, how about maintaining your weight?  That is definitely doable. Our Captain, Edward Perrin, was from England, and the…

Healthy Eating on a Cruise Vacation

I just came back from a cruise, my first one, and it was amazing!! I won’t bore you with a lot of the details, but I would like to give you some highlights that will incorporate useful healthy tips to prevent major overindulgence and massive weight gain from so many delectable food choices.  Many of…

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…

Break Old Habits; What Will it Take?

contributing author: Ruth Mooney What happens between 18-254 days? You might be surprised, but that is the variant time span it takes to break an old habit. Not your mother’s advice of giving up desserts for 3 weeks, is it? Whether you are trying to drink more water, exercise regularly, cook healthier; it is going…

Mangos Versus Chocolate

At a recent family gathering on the lake, I realized that it can be tough to eat healthy.  So many bakery choices brought in the house;  like cookies, chocolate chip banana bread, chocolate almonds, cinnamon rolls with frosting, etc.  Once I get started on these sugar coated goodies, it is so hard for me to…

Why Am I NOT Losing Weight?

You hit a plateau, the weight loss is stalled or maybe you are gaining weight even though it seems as though you’re doing everything right, like choosing healthier foods, limiting fast food, etc. Out of frustration you ask yourself, why am I not losing weight? Can we be honest?  Please, think portions!  It may seem like…