Are You Trying to Lose Weight the Wrong Way?

Overweight and obesity are common global health concerns. The Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion as at 2008 and the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight....more


This is the time of year that people ignore/forget about/ or disown the brave New Year's resolutions they made just a few weeks ago. Discouraging? Maybe a little. But here's the good news. You can still make small changes and see great results. Just out of interest, I asked a few friends and e-mail buddies for suggestions on small changes they made to achieve their goals. Their answers were interesting and inspiring. And quite creative! Here are a few of them. They're simple, practical, and above all doable....more

Keeping Up With Nicole

Tracy's back!My sister is safely back at school for her last semester of undergraduate! She's shaken, but not broken. She's working on getting her life slowly back to where it was.She and my dad flew in two weeks ago. My sister only has class two days out of the week, but she only had one day of classes that week. She and dad spent most of the week at my house doing homework and hanging out. Unfortunately, I have no time off of work and was not able to take off at all to spend extra time with them....more

Things I Say To My Son

As many of you know, motherhood throws a lot at us. The good, the bad, and the ugly. If you have kids, especially toddler boys, you know some of the downright ridiculous things that they do! From making “magic concoctions” consisting of mayonnaise, ginger ale and some other random substances around the house and insisting you drink it, to the not-so-funny toilet humor that is developed at such an incredibly young age. I will be the first to admit it, boys are gross....more

Bucket-list and France


Winter for Wimps (Like Me!)

Winter for Wimps Like Me! ...more


 ASKING FOR MORE WITHOUT BEING FAITHFUL WITH LITTLEThere are so many people that are looking to be blessed in such a tremendous way. They envision what life will be like when they have “arrived”. They can’t wait for things to start kicking into gear, that business taking off, and for the money to start to flow. I know because I’ve been there....more

The 4 Biggest Weight Loss Hurdles to Overcome

What are the 4 biggest weight loss hurdles? Funny thing...people think that they put on weight during the holidays more so than at any other time; however, it's not the holidays that really do it.  It's actually making a plan, having a goal, and sticking to it.  But we will get to that part....more