Unhealthy habits can be tough to shake, and we beat ourselves up for lacking willpower. So let's take it back to a core question: What can you envision? Or, in other words, what do you want to be different about your health and life? Some of us approach this from a place of pro-activity. But most of us don't consider this question unless we have to change something in response to illness … [Read more...] about Stuck in Unhealthy Habits? What Can You Envision?
I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, though year-round I do set some goals for myself. But this year I've chosen one word for 2018 to help me stay focused. My one word is discipline. So I admit that the first time this one word came to mind, I winced a bit - since many of us equate the word with punishment. I didn't want to approach my year that way, so I also considered several … [Read more...] about For Focus, Choose One Word for 2018
What reminds you to chase your dreams? As children, most of us had an innate curiosity and believed that one day we could be and do anything. Then somewhere along the way, some of us lost sight of those beliefs and dreams. So now, sometimes we need reminders. We may need to reflect on where we are - both personally and professionally. And think about what our lives could be like if we … [Read more...] about Step 25: For Better Health, Chase Your Dreams
What's on your bookshelf? Whether you're a lover of paper or electronic books, here are some wellness must-haves worth reading and then keeping on your bookshelf. Note: None of these that I'm listing is a new book. While I love to read, I'm slow. And I often don't buy off the bookshelf that highlights current best-sellers or new releases. Each one should be available from your public library, … [Read more...] about Step 16: Add to Your Wellness Bookshelf
At different times in our lives, we each encounter situations for which we feel unprepared. Maybe it's a difficult family situation with no end in sight, a work project that grows bigger each day, or simply a personal goal that seems out of reach. Each step hasn't gone as planned. Progress seems elusive. And you feel ill-equipped to finish. If you gave in to your stinkin' thinkin', you might … [Read more...] about Step 9: Feeling Unprepared? Show Up Anyway
Tent and towels flap in the warm, steady, ocean breeze. Waves crash ashore and seagulls hover. I mindlessly drag my feet through the sand in front of my chair, making valleys and hills and then flattening them out as I watch our son skim-boarding in the shallow water of low tide. I taste the salt on my lips, and breathe in the warm air, relaxed. I could sit here all day. As my husband … [Read more...] about And Two Shall Become One: Thoughts on Marriage and Faith