High above the clouds, more than 10,000 feet above sea level, 18 boys perched on mountain bikes and - somewhat nervously - prepared to descend a steep, rocky trail. Snow flurries blew in the wind. But before the first mountain biker pedaled away, their leader shared a key piece of advice: Focus on where you want to go, not on where you don't want to go. He explained further, if you see the … [Read more...] about Step 1: Focus on Where You Want to Go
A few weeks ago, I asked a simple question of my e-mail subscribers: What's your greatest struggle right now? And quite a few of you responded. Some of your replies tugged at my heart. They resonate with me, because in many cases I've been there. And in other cases, I still AM there. So with appreciation for you, I'm creating a series. Each day in October 2017, I plan to post something new … [Read more...] about 31 Steps to a Healthier You: 2017 Challenge
Hi. I've missed you, and writing, and writing for you, during my break this summer. Before going headlong into fall, though, I decided I would take a cue from writer Emily P. Freeman, who encourages her readers to "pause to reflect on the past season before we move ahead into the future." So here we are. These are 7 Things I Learned This Summer, in no particular order. 1. The … [Read more...] about What I Learned in Summer of 2017
If you've got a soda habit you can't kick, try crowding it out. It can feel overwhelming, depressing, and impossible to think about giving up your favorite soft drink altogether. So start with a smaller change. Add different, healthier beverages to your routine. And find some new-to-you beverages that nourish your body, leave you feeling better, and reduce the number of times you reach for the … [Read more...] about Got a Soda Habit You Can’t Kick?
As we prepare to flip the calendar, are you making some resolutions for a new year? Maybe you're beating yourself up a bit for dropping last year's resolutions faster than the ball fell in Times Square. But certainly you made progress in some areas, didn't you? Are you ready to go even further in the new year? Then ditch the resolutions altogether. Create a lifestyle. Do you want to … [Read more...] about Resolutions? Forget Those and Create a Lifestyle
What would it look like to meet your fitness goals this summer? Fitting in time to take care of us and meet our fitness goals sometimes can prove challenging in the summer. With changing routines, family vacations, and warmer weather, who has time to fit in us? But we don't have to give up completely on our vision of being fit and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Meet Your Fitness Goals this Summer