Can Women Have it All?

Can women have it all?I have 4 sons ages 19, 16, 13, and 9, a small business, and I'm in nursing school full time.  I feel so fortunate every day that these are the challenges that I get to face and that I have the health, energy, and stamina to do the things I love.  ...more

Weekly Wellness Challenge: Make Room for the New Year!

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Links I’ve Been Loving Lately.

Spending time blogging means spending time surfing the web for me. I write and I research. I write and I research. I like to find new recipes, new articles, new research, anything interesting that catches my eye.Just like we have a routine in the morning, I bet that most of us have a routine when we get onto our computer first thing in the morning. I like to wake up early to give myself time to do the following on my computer:...more

Busy, Busy Bee.

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Evidence for Mindfulness Continues to Mount

The history of using mindfulness to address a variety of medical and psychological conditions dates back about 35 years. It traces its roots to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. This method, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, has been studied extensively and has shown consistent and impressive results in treating a range of medical and psychological conditions....more

How to Lose Weight Using the Least Effort

There are two ways to approach the process of weight loss: one is from the bottom up, and the other is from the top down. Top-down weight loss is easier and more joyful to sustain. Think of weight loss as a triangle (see blog post for graphic)....more

When Wings Will not help you!

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Thanksgiving Weight Loss Plan

There are hundreds of practical articles and tips out there to help people handle Thanksgiving—and those are all great. However, I’d like to approach things from a slightly different angle: how to train your mind. Think of this post as a helpful “add-on” to whatever strategy you already have in place for the holiday....more

My Fitness Fantasies

Last night my roommate asked me to workout with her in the morning. "Sure, I'd love to!" I exclaimed. The idea sounded brilliant, as it always does around 11 O'clock  the night before. I imagined myself bouncing out of bed into my workout clothes, leaping out the door, and spending an exhilerating hour at the gym in my apartment complex, (Which the membership to is included in my rent yet I have yet to utilize it). Then this morning, as I pulled my brain out of dream land several thoughts occured to me. ...more

My Natural(ish) Skincare Routine

I’ve been writing about habits lately—and how my self-care routines have suffered quite a bit in the last few months (let’s be real, they weren’t super great before that)....more