If you're looking for a summer read, may I offer a few ideas that go beyond the genre known informally as "romance novel to read while sitting on the beach?" Not that there's anything wrong with that genre! If that's what you enjoy and what you need right now to decompress, go for it. And in that case, bookmark this for later when you're wanting something else. But if you're ready for … [Read more...] about 5 Books that Could Boost Your Health This Summer
Before running fully into summer and an erratic schedule, I'm again taking 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.” For me, this intentional practice feels just right - regular, but not so often that it feels overwhelming. And it complements some of the private journaling that I do. So here, … [Read more...] about Reflecting on What I Learned in Spring 2018
Co-existing in my mind are both a bully and a friend. And it can depend on the day or hour which one takes up more of the real estate there. My bully can be loud, latching onto a negative thought I have about myself, repeating it, amplifying it. But after becoming aware of just how much power I was giving that bully, I've worked instead on nurturing the friend. We can quiet the … [Read more...] about How to Quiet the Bully in Your Mind
Though it looks and feels like spring around here this week, before launching fully into that season, I'm reflecting on what I learned in winter 2018 - December, January, and February. So, here are 7 things I learned - in no particular order. 1. A multi-cooker can change your kitchen life. I received one of these one-pot wonders for Christmas, and it is so fun and easy to whip up a healthy … [Read more...] about What I Learned in Winter
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? Many times, we don't consider this question unless we have to change something in response to illness or injury. Then, with the plantar fasciitis, or the … [Read more...] about Stuck in Unhealthy Habits? What Can You Envision?
Sometimes, especially if we have others to care for, we can let our attention on ourselves slip. When's the last time you met with your healthcare provider? Is it time to catch up on your preventive screenings and diagnostic tests? Achieving our best health depends on making healthy lifestyle choices - what we eat and drink, how we move and sleep, how we handle stress. But we also need to … [Read more...] about Catch Up on Preventive and Diagnostic Tests