Maintaining Your Fitness Journey

A new fitness plan, like anything else that you start, is exciting and energizing.  After a while however, like other new initiatives, sometimes the enthusiasm wears off, lack of interest creeps in, and maintaining your fitness journey is over. Oops…..this has happened to many of us. The best predictor of the future is to look […]

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Remian Calm in the Middle of Chaos

It is March of 2021 and everyone has been dealing with COVID and the pandemic for 1 year.  I work with principals and teachers and have seen some of the things they have gone through this past year. To all the educators, medical staff, first responders, and everyone else on the front lines who has […]

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Pay It Forward

I love the concept of Pay It Forward. It is a fun activity every day to look for an opportunity to give.  Being the recipient of this gift is a blessing, but it is also a blessing to be the giver. We have received many pay it forward gifts during our lives and we were […]

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Face Life’s Challenges

Life is full of obstacles. We all have our ups and downs, our good days and our hard days.  Sometimes life feels overwhelming.  These are the times that being healthy helps you to face life’s challenges. Even though healthy looks different on each of us, being mindful about it is the place to start. When […]

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Setting Goals

Before we go on a trip, we get out the map, pick a destination (usually a National Park), and plan the route we will take.  These are the steps we take to reach our destination. This is the same process when setting goals. Have a destination or goal in mind and follow that up with […]

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Healthy Strategies

I saw a lifelong friend the other day that I had not seen in a few years. It was great to visit and get caught up!  As we were talking and sharing stories, she gave me the greatest compliment. She said that I just looked healthy.  That really made my day!  I don’t know about […]

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Look For the Blessings

Life can be hard. It can get complicated and many times things do not go in our favor.  Life can be full of disappointments…if we continually look for them.  The question becomes: do you look for the disappointments or look for the blessings in life? Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  We find or get out […]

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Small Changes for Success

I was talking to a friend the other day about her new routine.  She was excited that she had consistently gotten up at 5:30 AM for the past two weeks.  One of the secrets to success was that she made a small change.  She used to get up at 6 AM and then moved her […]

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Compassion

I have been married for 31 years today.  I am happy to say I am just now beginning to understand the true meaning of compassion. For these 31 years, I have lovingly done my husband’s laundry. And for that same amount of time, he has been periodically leaving things in his pants pockets that truly […]

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Brussel Sprouts

My feelings towards Brussel Sprouts sure have changed during my life.  I moved from disliking the smell, look, and taste to having them as one of my favorite vegetables.  There is one experience I vividly recall when I was growing up. I was adamant and knew if I ate the one (canned) Brussel Sprout on […]

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