Courage Challenge: Stop Putting It Off

September’s Embrace & Engage Challenge What are you putting off? I am willing to bet each one of us is putting off some medical test or procedure. the mammogram? the colonoscopy? the annual exam and pap smear? having your cholesterol checked? having that “funny spot” on your skin checked? For me, it is the mammogram.…

Worn Out? Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you giving your body the sleep it needs? My friend Jill Fleming, a Registered Dietitian and wellness expert identifies sleep as one of the corners of the Wellness Triangle. Combined with good nutrition and exercise, enough good quality sleep is essential to good health. Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues: Do…

Beat Back-to-School Stress: Smell The Apples

Everyone has heard “stop and smell the roses”, but at back-to-school time I think it is time to “Stop and Smell (or taste) the Apples!” Anyone with kids has experienced the bittersweet moment of dropping them off at school on the first day.   A new school year is exciting, but the stress of new schedules…

Connecting with friends: Clay’s Birthday

Last Thursday was my husband’s 40th birthday. Despite his protests ( “I don’t want a birthday party!”), I convinced him to let me plan a “small” party. Many people avoid celebrating their birthday — which I just don’t understand. Of course almost dying at age 35 does tend to change a person’s perspective on aging.…