Is Energy from Natural Gas Cleaner than from Coal?

Is it good news? The US is transitioning, albeit slowly, from dirty coal-burning power plants to electricity generators run on natural gas. Natural gas contains no toxic mercury, and does not generate coal ash and other nasty waste products. The waste product from burning natural gas is carbon dioxide and water.Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, but the nice thing about natural gas is that it generates electricity with a much smaller carbon footprint than coal.Or does it? ...more

Energize to Shania Twain

Shania Twain’s “Honey I’m Home” is one song that never fails to get me singing along at the top of my lungs and dancing all around! The upbeat rhythm and catchy lyrics have always appealed to me. My daughter and I wore out the CD we had with this song on it. We played it so often!Shania just seemed to capture the feelings of every hard working woman in her lyrics. It’s no wonder on those days when I felt like I’d worked a 40 hour week in an 8 hour day, that I wanted to shout these lines from the rooftop:...more

Morning is Time for Getting Things Done

At what time of day do you feel the most energetic and productive?   My best time of day for getting things done is morning. My husband would say that early mornings are a good time of day for me. While, I agree that before caffeine, I’m not so productive, but once I get rolling, watch out.   Mornings are the time when I do the best writing and administrative work. I start with checking my emails and the news, then move on to my daily To-Do list. If the day goes well, I’m through most of the list by 1:00 pm....more

Energy Day 2

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Where Do You Get Your Energy? Tell Us in January's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
Too bad that I didn't catch up with this sooner. :-( Well, I have enjoyed reading some of the ...more

Work Interruptions=high stress= low energy: Five Tips For Controlling Them

      By Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP, Certified Nutrition and Health Coach We’ve all heard that wail:  “I have so much work, how will I get it all done!” All the while, the work just keeps piling up.  So does the stress, which can lead to headaches, weight gain, and sleeplessness, among other things.And it’s an energy zapper!...more

When Not to Help

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Move Your Body For More Energy And Flexability

Exercise means movement that creates energy and we can all use more energy.   Movement of our bodies is essential for good health.  When you don't move and strengthen your muscles, they atrophy or get weak.  A stronger more flexible body is less prone to injury and deterioration.  Movement helps to keep our joints lubricated, our muscles strong, our tendons and our ligament flexible. When our joints are working proper...more