Everybody Dance Now: Laci Chisholm

Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Laci Chisholm has been dancing nearly as long as she has been walking. A gifted and outgoing child, Laci’s desire to express herself has driven her passion for dance and given her a remarkable creative outlet. Laci studied dance intensely throughout her adolescence perfecting her craft and developing her ability to share the skill of dance with others....more

More Than Just A Number

When I was younger, I was stick thin. I was athletic and had a great metabolism. As I got older, my participation in sports declined, and my metabolism slowed down. My weight fluctuated in college and in my 20’s.And so did my jean size.There have been many times where I silently cried in the dressing room because a pair of jeans was too tight, or the shirt was too snug. The tears often came after I realized what size these garments were. I was always mortified.I’d never buy another size up. NO WAY!...more
dannica Thank you! I agree!more

Halloween healthy eating tips (for adults)

This year Halloween falls on a Friday. I can’t think of anything more perfect! There’s time to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, watch some Treehouse of Horror reruns, get all costumed up, hit a house party and then enjoy some leftover mini chocolate bars back at home before hitting the hay. The icing on the cake: not having to worry about getting up early the next morning!...more

Detox and Cleanse Diets: What You Need to Know

Should you try a detox or cleanse diet? These plans are designed to remove toxins from your body, ease your digestion and boost your weight loss.  And while your body can detoxify itself, some experts say that cleanses can make a difference. One such expert is Dr....more

Using Alkaline Diets for Health and Weight Loss

Should you try an alkaline diet - and what the heck is it, anyway? These newly trendy diets involve monitoring your daily alkaline and acid intake. Designed to balance your body and ease the digestive process, alkaline diets may help with weight loss if you track your overall food intake....more

Coasting in the classroom

There are several people in my office who stand while they work. I admire them. Because although I know I need to stand up more in my day, I'm not yet at the point where I am ready to raise my desk. (I'd have to stop wearing heels to the office, for one thing.)...more

10 People to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight - Christina Carlyle

Often when people try to lose weight, they often encounter a lot of unsolicited outside advice.  Sometimes, it comes from people in our every day lives, friends, family, co-workers....  There are 10 different types of people you should try to avoid while you're trying to lose weight.  They have an uncanny ability to plant a seed of insecurity and self-doubt.  This can leave you feeling bummed and demotivated...  like it's pointless to try... like there's something wrong with you.   There is nothing wrong with you!  You're amazing!...more

Why am I running my first 1/2 marathon.., because I CAN!

Hi there- If you are reading this before noon MST hopefully I finished  my first 1/2 marathon!  I decided 5 months ago at a dinner party with friends (the couple hosting are avid runners) to run a 1/2 marathon.   Our friends  encouraged me to pick a race and commit to it (register and pay)!   And so I did because I can....more