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13 for 2013
After gaining my Freshman 25 in college (captured in photo above with friend Leigh), I refused to work out at my free-of-charge and convenient college gym. I was too embarrassed to wear shorts or tights in front of my fellow colleagues. The solution was a trek out to the all-women’s gym, usually followed by a...
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I hope your journey to healthier living has gotten off to a great start in 2013. I devoted the month of  January to a series of blog posts to help you achieve your health and wellness goals this year and beyond. I did so because I think it’s important to picture what a healthy you looks like,...
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  Today is #13 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. As you move along your healthy living journey in 2013 and beyond, one condition is essential—to maintain balance. There will always be times when you swing too low or too high on that see saw of life, but you can always find a...
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Today is #12 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. As you make progress along your journey to healthier living, pat yourself on the back. After all, you deserve kudos for your time, effort and commitment. You may have more than one healthy living goal, some with and without designated end points. Don’t wait...
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 Today is #11 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. It’s easy to walk through the monotony of life without mixing things up. You eat the same piece of toast for breakfast each morning. Drive the same way to work. Jog three miles at a nine minute pace during lunch. Drink that same pint...
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Today is #10 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. Sleep is one of the foundations of good health, yet is so often denied. In fact, according to the CDC, 41 million working Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The number one cause of sleeplessness is stress. The many benefits of...
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Today is #9 of my 13 healthy living tips in 2013. Like any major highway, there will always be twists, turns, splits and even a few dead ends on your journey to living healthier. Everyone goofs up, so don’t expect perfection. Instead, welcome the missteps and cut yourself a break. There will be days when...
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Today is #8 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. What motivates you to take care of yourself, believe in yourself and just be? Is it an inspirational book? The influence of a good friend? Encouragement from your kids? A trainer or coach? Or maybe all you need is uplifting music? Some of these...
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Today is #7 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Everyone knows there is power in the now, but it’s often hard to train yourself to slow down, relax and recognize that “now” has arrived. One of the best ways to train your mind to put on the brakes is meditation. Meditation is known...
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Today is #6 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Remember the parable of the flood? A man drowned because he turned down the help of a neighbor, boat crew and helicopter pilot, all who offered to rescue him from a flood, simply because he was waiting for God to save the day. Whatever...
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