Who Wants To Be More Healthy? Six Simple Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle

Do you know how to keep yourself healthy? It can be confusing with headlines coming at you.  They said Hormone Replacement Therapy is bad for your heart, now maybe it isn’t. They say eat soy, but now they say not too much. Should you take an aspirin everyday?  What new test is right for you? …

Are your kids getting fat this summer?

More and more schools are addressing the problem of childhood obesity with increased activity and better food choices, but here’s the problem.  What happens when kids leave the structure of school for the Summer? They gain weight according to a recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gone are the days of our childhood,…

Embrace Your Heart: Make A Memory

My friends Kim and Jason Kotecki are exceptional examples of people who look for ways to enrich their lives.  On their most recent Escape Plan TV episode they encourage others to make a memory. How often during your busy week do you pause and try to experience something memorable with someone you love.  It doesn’t…

Enrich Your Life: Embrace Your Summer

Have you forgotten to leave time to recharge this Summer? Do you look at the calendar for June, July and August and wonder how you can possibly fit anything else? Shouldn’t Summer be a time to relax a bit and recover from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the year? If so, why…

Engage Your Health: Embrace Your Brain

Here’s yet another reason to “know your numbers!”  The CDC and the American Heart Association reported recently a strong link between the risk factors for heart disease and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. People in their 40’s and 50’s have the opportunity to impact their future by addressing their blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood sugar…

Energize Your Life: Embrace Your Chores

Summertime provides so many great opportunities to get out and get moving.  We all want to avoid the “inside fat” reported lately – the fat which forms around your internal organs and can lead to a host of health problems.  Even people who appear thin can be fat on the inside. The best way to…

Empower Your Body: Embrace the Smoothie

Start your morning with a smoothie and boost your fruit and fiber intake.  Good for your body and tasty too! Our family starts each morning with a smoothie.  My sister gave me a smoothie maker as a gift a while ago, and at the time I wasn’t sure I would use it – I was…

Book Review: Your Heart’s Desire

Recently I spoke in Marinette, Wisconsin and was introduced to the work of Sonia Choquette.  The event directors were raving about the wonderful program Sonia had done for them in Green Bay and thought her book would fit so nicely in with my advice to slow down and focus on what is important in life.…