Welcome to Week 8 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Though eating 5-6 meals a day may not save you calories (versus eating 3), but snacking or smaller meals is beneficial for other reasons. The reasons you should snack Increase intake of vitamins and minerals. Choosing healthy snack options...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Do holidays make you tense, anxious or even depressed? Do short days, gray weather and an obsession over gift-giving accentuate your already-over-the-top grumpiness? Start undressing your stress this Thanksgiving by trying a few of these simple steps. Then rinse and repeat a few more times during the upcoming weeks. Get up and run. Or do...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
I recently read an article entitled “Focus is Great, But Not Without Zoom,” by author Traci Stanard. In the piece, she compares personal fitness to reading a manual – reading the whole darn thing can be intimidating, so it often sits on the shelf unopened. An easier approach, as she suggests, is to read a...Continue Reading
Sometimes the term “holiday cheer” can be an oxymoron. After all, who is cheerful when there are way more things to get done than time to do them? There are cookies to bake, trees to decorate. Cards to address, and always a mess. Presents to buy, things gone array. Family to host, turkeys to roast....Continue Reading
What are “My Stories?”
War stories. Case studies. Opinion pieces. Writing samples.