Happiness and Wellbeing


Slow Down. You’re Moving Too Fast. No More Stress!
02 Jan 2017

Slow Down. You’re Moving Too Fast. No More Stress!

Say goodbye to stress this year. “Slow down. You move too fast.  You’ve got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobble stones. Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.”   Simon & Garfunkel I’ve ALWAYS loved this song by Simon and Garfunkel even though many times I’m so in my head that I forget to simply be in the moment and enjoy the great...

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Resolutions You Can Keep
26 Dec 2016

Resolutions You Can Keep

Yes. It’s here. It is the time of year when we all have these amazing goals we want to reach in the next 12 months.  The question quickly becomes HOW do we reach these goals? By setting 5,000 New Year resolutions of course.  Well maybe 5,000 resolutions is be a bit of an exaggeration. Or is it? How many times have you created a list...

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8 Small Changes For A Healthier You
12 Dec 2016

8 Small Changes For A Healthier You

Small Changes Add Up To Big Results You may recall the saying “good things come in small packages.” How about this one “small changes add up to big results.”  This can be especially true when it comes to small changes we can make for a healthier body. Why wait for the big New Year Resolution Day January 1st? Make a few of these small changes...

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Why lack of sleep contributes to weight gain.
28 Nov 2016

Why lack of sleep contributes to weight gain.

Weight gain?  How are you sleeping? You watch what you eat.  You exercise regularly.  Try to keep stress in check.  So why are you gaining weight you might ask. The question you should ask yourself is how are you sleeping? Americans spend one-third of their lives sleeping – who would have thought that gaining weight could be directly linked to how we sleep? Yet it...

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How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
21 Nov 2016

How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Is it possible to avoid gaining weight during the holidays? The turkey is a beautiful golden brown.  Spiral sliced brown sugar glazed ham. Candied sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes with silky smooth gravy and a dab of butter.  Flaky biscuits.  Pumpkin, sweet potato and pecan pies with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.  And the list of our favorite holiday dinner specialties goes on and on....

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Put one foot in front of the other to reach your fitness goals.
07 Nov 2016

Put one foot in front of the other to reach your fitness goals.

“Put One Foot In Front Of The Other, And Soon You’ll Be Walking Out The Door!” As you know from earlier articles including What Is Your Why, I recently went to Washington D.C. for the Marine Corps Marathon.  This was my first and I promise you it will be my last marathon. If a longer endurance event doesn’t have “half” in front of the name...

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Can Knitting Make You Healthier?
31 Oct 2016

Can Knitting Make You Healthier?

Can Knitting Make You Healthier? Is it true that knitting may make you healthier?  I have crocheted, quilted and even cross stitched a time or two but knitting is something that I have never tackled.  No particular reason I haven’t tried to knit except that I don’t know many people who knit to be honest.  Yet when I read the title “The Health Benefits of Knitting”...

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What is your fitness why?
10 Oct 2016

What is your fitness why?

What is your fitness why? Many folks say they want to get fit and healthy but just cannot seem to get started.  I have personally been in that same spot many times over including right now.  As I write this, I am the final weeks of training for the Marine Corps Marathon.  A marathon is 26.2 miles and the MCM is at the end of...

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