The Power of Thoughts

Let go….of your thoughts! What are your thoughts when your alarm clock is screaming at you after you have hit the snooze button 3 times?  What about the pressure you feel to meet a deadline at work?  What goes through your mind when your kids are coming in from their sports activities, your husband is out golfing, the dogs are barking, and everyone is late on finishing their homework… and everyone is starving for dinner?

Ride Your Bike!

I want you to take a moment and recall your first time getting on a bicycle.  Remember the thrill of sailing off without the help of guiding hands or training wheels.  Remember the sense of independence and playfulness. 
Riding a bike is one of the easiest, most fun forms of exercise and transportation.  You don’t need special clothes or a fancy bike.
Allow me to share with you some of the benefits of regular cycling. 

9 Ways to Mix Your Life Up!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to color outside of the lines with no pressure?  What about wearing plaid with green socks?  What if you burst out singing in a crowd full of people just because you were happy?
Today is the day, DO IT!  Here are 9 ways that you can mix up your life and truly enjoy it!

Sleep Better With These Simple Tips

On a regular basis, I encounter people who struggle with not getting enough sleep at night.  Sure, they all have different excuses for not getting a good night’s rest, but at the end of the day, so many of us are maneuvering throughout our day feeling dog tired. 

If you’re one of these sleep-seekers, I’ve compiled some strategies that can help you get some needed Z’s:

You Can Always Ask!

Sometimes it can be a challenge to ask for things we want or challenging to express needs that we have.  We might fear others’ reactions or we are afraid of being judged. Sometimes we might even think we don’t deserve to ask.  There are other times when we simply may not know HOW to even ask!  Here are some helpful tips to use when asking for what you want or need:

Fiber in Your Diet May Help Reduce Disease

Simply by increasing the amount of soluble and insoluble fiber you eat every day, you can lower your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes, diverticular disease, constipation (especially when combined with water!) and colon cancer.  How great is that?!  Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN points out that you can reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the bad type of cholesterol, by 5% by consuming 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber per day. Fiber can also help lower glucose levels in the blood by slowing the absorption of sugar into the blood.

What Does Your Body Temperature Mean?

How many of us go to our doctor’s appointment, get on the scale, have our temperature taken, blood pressure measured, only to have the nurse state some numbers which have no real meaning to you?  And then you ask the nurse “What does that mean? Is that normal?” And you get the response, “Yep, you’re healthy!”  But what do these numbers really mean?