6 Small Things You Can Do For Better Health

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so!  ...more

Would You Walk Through the Beautiful or Average Door?

I was looking at something on Youtube when this video caught my attention. Dove has created a social experiment of sorts, asking really deep questions. And I thought that I would ask these questions, too. 1). If there were two doors -- one that ...more

Do You Have Paid Family Leave at Your Workplace?

The irony: In order to go to the White House for the "Champions of Change for Working Families" event today, I had to do some fancy scheduling with my husband. It happened smack at the hour of school pick-up. "So if you go to work early, you can ...more

I Don't Always Love to Run

I used to think this about running too. I'd see "running is my therapy" somewhere and think, "Yep, it's mine too." But then the other day I was feeling down. I was sad, sluggish, unmotivated. I knew that going for a run would make me feel better, ...more

7 Tips to Get You Through Allergy Season

Winter in Houston has said its final goodbyes. The temperatures this week will reach the mid 70s and low 80s (blegh) and even my 5 AM bootcamps have been a humid, muggy mess. Spring in the south looks a lot like summer in the north. Sun, heat, sun ...more

10 Helpful Tips for Safe Summer Runs

It's definitely easier to stay active in summer, but it's also important to respect the heat and stay safe. Here are 10 tips that will keep you safely running through hotter temperatures. ...more

Sick Days Provide Focus In a World Gone Blurry

The days all start the same. My wife is the first one up, and she isn't quiet about it. Then the household menagerie begins their matinee performance: The cats run and scratch and meow and jump and bounce and run some more. The dogs spin their heads in time to the frisky felines, their necks adorned with tags of domesticity, jingling like a band of sleigh bells turned to 11. ...more

6 Easy and Healthy Swaps to Get You Ready for Summer

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so! In an effort to help keep you on track and make this year THE year you develop those healthy habits once and for all, here are some of my favorite ways to swap in healthier choices in your everyday life. ...more

Quick Bullets

I have a super busy couple of days this weekend, so I just have time for a quick bullet post...*I am doing awesome being back on Weight Watchers, and it feels really good.*For the past three days, since I started back on Weight Watchers, I've slept through the night. For the past year or so, I haven't done that! I usually wake up at least 5-7 times during the night ....more

Picnic Food Ideas for Summer Fun

Picnic Food Ideas for Summer You know when you pack lunches for the beach with the kids you make egg salad or cheese sandwiches? Well these picnic food ideas are for those family picnics or grownup picnics when you are looking for more than kid food. See Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids in […] ...more

Daphne Oz reveals how she lost her pregnancy weight with these fitness DVDs

Daphne Oz is pregnant again, and she's thrilled about the news. But at the same time, "The Chew" co-host is revealing that it wasn't easy taking off her post-baby weight the first time, reported the Inquisitr.In addition to a low-carb diet, Daphne relied on fitness DVDs....more

But I'm only 34!

I just don't feel like it. That was the sum of my feelings about life for the past year or so. I didn't feel like going out to eat, going shopping, having friends over or even talking on the phone. I didn't feel like cooking dinner, organizing my home, doing the laundry or even getting out of bed. My life had become uneventful days of existing in my bed, parenting from my bed, & counting down the hours until bedtime at 7pm. Showering had become a weekly chore. Makeup sat in its case. Clothes stayed in the closet. Hair in a bun on top of my head. Nails unmanicured. Legs unshaven. Why?...more

Movement: It is Easier Done Than Said

Becoming healthy hasn’t been more “healthier” than today. Maybe it is because I am attracted to the voices that promote health and fitness as a lifestyle approach or maybe it is that we are genuinely shutting down the dogmatism that health and fitness is a a real sacrifice....more