06/13 2012

Radio Interviews

This week, I was a guest on two radio shows and thought I’d provide the links. I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts on nutrition, fitness and health with both hosts. Thanks for having me! The first interview was with Johnny Tan, author of From My Mama’s Kitchen. He, like myself, believes that the Read More

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05/24 2012

Lucky 13: Tips For Reinventing Yourself

Maybe I watched one too many Oprah episodes when the show was still on the air. She always seemed to have guests who miraculously found their passions. Overnight, they went from rags to riches, making millions doing the things in life they loved. Listening to these inspirational stories, I perceived their successes to come at Read More

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05/10 2012

Why Learning to Laugh is Good For Your Health

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Rendezvous Writer’s Conference in Boise. I also enjoyed the opportunity to speak on a panel with Bruce Ballenger about the ins and outs of writing how-to and creative non-fiction. My favorite aspect of the whole weekend was hearing keynote speaker Laurie Notaro, bestselling author of numerous Read More

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04/26 2012

Tune it Out to Find Work/Life Balance

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at Montana State University’s College of Business Women’s Circle of Excellence. As the keynote speaker, I provided my perspective on “Making Life Work For You.” As busy people jugging multiple priorities, it is often challenging to find work/life balance. I have already shared my thoughts on eating Read More

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03/27 2012

Setting our internal switch

Health and wellness is more than fitness and nutrition. There are many psychological and emotional aspects of wellness that require the same discipline and hard work as running a marathon. Among these is the ability to produce and direct our own lives. My little boy Luke, who often displays the wisdom of an old man, Read More

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03/15 2012

Is March Madness Good (or Bad) For Your Health?

It’s no secret I’m a sports buff. Hence, I can’t miss the opportunity to join in the excitement of March Madness. The question is: Is the madness good or bad for your health? I’ll let you decide. Top 10 Reasons Why March Madness is Good for Your Health 1. It reduces stress in other aspects Read More

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02/16 2012

Grocery Shopping Adventures (Of Our Spouses)

My mom sent me this video of Jeanne Robertson the other day and I was laughing so hard, I had tears streaming down my face. I love my husband, but like Jeanne, sending him to the grocery store for our weekly run can sometimes be unpredictable and problematic. As brief background, we conduct our big Read More

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01/24 2012

The Great Yurt Adventure

What is a yurt? That’s the same question I asked myself last summer when friends invited us along for a weekend snow camping trip. (I said yes without knowing). By definition, a yurt is a tent like dwelling of the Mongol and Turkic peoples of central Asia, consisting of cylindrical poles in a lattice arrangement Read More

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01/5 2012

My 2011 thank you note

Have you ever noticed how small gestures can make a big difference? Or maybe it’s unexpected actions or words that trigger a domino effect of positiveness. I don’t believe these gestures are accidents, and in fact, they can shape us in ways that have a lasting impact. I was reminded of this phenomenon when I read Read More

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12/28 2011

Feel Good List 2011

Last year around this time, I made feel good lists that included music and cooking. Last week, I shared my favorite recipes of the year. Now it’s time for this year’s feel good list, or some of my favorite memories of 2011. My favorite sporting moment. Though there are two events that made me smile, #1 on Read More

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