More Wellness In My Life (Gym Update #11)

It's Friday once again and I'm talking about changes I'm making in my life towards more wellness. As you may have noticed, I changed the title of the post. I just think it's a more fitting title. After all, it's not just about going to the gym. It's not just about physical fitness, it's also about lifestyle changes or improvements. It's about overall wellness and how I'm working to achieve more of it in my life....more

5 things you can do to be happy

Do you ever wish you held the secret for being happy for the majority of the time? Did anyone teach you how to be happy?Admit it, you may have at times found yourself feeling sorry for yourself, bored, scared, unfulfilled, envious, frustrated, even angry.Do you wish you could feel content and at peace with life most of the time? The truth is you can and it's simpler than you thought.Or wait, no, I guess what I meant to write was, it's harder than you thought....more

Don't become a slave to sugar addiction

I know, I get it, you don’t have time for breakfast. You feed your cat, your kids or your goldfish first, then before you know it, it’s time to go, and feeding yourself fails to happen, again. So by 10 o’clock you’re starving and off to the nearest Starbucks for a not-so-good-for–you morning fix. Well guess what, Sugar? You have to plan ahead to stay ahead, so read on to empower yourself to get started. ...more

How to Be Happier in 5 Easy Steps

Are you in the middle of a quarter life crisis? Experiencing a post post-grad slump? Check out these 5 quick and easy ways to be a happier person, even when things aren't going exactly as planned:1) Love Where You Live...more

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

In the movie about Margaret Thatcher, called The Iron Lady, Margaret's character says a very thought-provoking quote to a doctor who was treating her with an air of condescendence. Watch your thoughts; they become your words.Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny....more
Carrie, I love your writing....Just discovered yours because you commented on mine....It is ...more

Dear "New Hope"

Dear Fertility Massage "Therapist", I think you should know that I left after my appointment last night very upset. I booked an appointment for a fertility massage to decrease stress and increase bloodflow. I certainly did not want what I got. First, I think it's important that you realize that your story or anyone else's story will not necessarily be the client's story....more

The Miracle of Acceptance

Weight loss has been an open application in my brain since I can remember. The idea of losing 15-20 pounds has been constantly running in the background of my life through every phase I can remember including middle school, high school, college, vacations, family events, weddings, dating, and even girls night out on the town....more

Create Relaxation Time for Yourself

These days, it seems like there is no rest for the weary.  I think most of us can attest, the weary person is usually mom.  Moms take care of hearth and home, but who takes care of her?  If you are a busy mom, and what mom isn’t, be sure to value yourself and schedule personal time.  Some moms are very good at this, and make a point of scheduling regular outings with their spouse or booking in for regular massages.  I am one of those moms that knows well I should be doing things like this, but seem to ‘forget’ until sometimes, months go by!...more

I Have "Big Hairy Bat Balls"

A few years ago I worked at a hospital in a self-managed department of about 12-14 staff members. We were pretty successful running things on our own, but we wanted to grow as a department and we felt like bringing in a director was the best move to make that happen. Long story short, we ended up hiring someone with amazing credentials, extensive professional background, and was a person who we felt could take our department to the next level....more