Sticky Soda Solution

What no soda?! As this Kim and Jason comic strip (click on it to make it bigger) points out, sometime kids (and adults) crave something sweet and fizzy. Here’s a solution to the sticky soda problem! Each time I speak to an audience and advise them to cut the soda out of their routine, I…

Silly String and Expectations — A Great Birthday

Today is my girls’ 7th birthday … and guess what?  I am not overwhelmed and neither are they!  In the past we’ve tried to do too much and all ended up tired, crabby and many of us in tears. So this year we simplified.  Even though we believe birthdays should last for days — Birthday-palooza…

Honor Your Sponsors — without boring your audience!

Honor your sponsors. It’s a tough thing to do. You need to make your sponsors feel appreciated, but your time is limited and your program is full. How do you hit all of your goals, keep your audience entertained and still get people out the door by 1:00 pm? Be creative and have fun. Use…

EYH Blog Named Official Adultitis Antidote

Our good friends over at Kim & Jason have done it again, compiling a list of blogs which exhibit a childlike spirit that helps counteract the effects of Adultitis by using honesty, curiosity, passion and playfulness to encourage its readers to delight in the little things, dream big, and stress less. …and WOO HOO we’re…

EYH Blog Embraced by Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics

Member Perspective Confidentiality Disclosure Reliability Courtesy medbloggercode.com We are delighted to announce our membership in this great community of ethical and responsible bloggers. Check out the other member blogs there are some wonderful ones from the health care provider perspective and some from the patient’s point of view. Share your thoughts by making a comment…

A Cow In My Carry-On

My daughter Callie’s first grade classroom is filled with stuffed-animal cows.  Her teacher, Mrs. Fraundorf, has a thing for cows and gets many as gifts.  When a class member or parent travels, Mrs. Fraundorf encourages them to take a cow along for the ride and report back on the adventure. Callie chose a very cute…

Are your friends hurting or helping your heart?

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Who are the five people with whom you spend the most time — at work, at home and socially? Your relationships have an impact on your health according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.…

The Magic Wand for your heart

Could a magic wand determine your heart health? Doctors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) are testing a new pocket-sized ultrasound device which can scan the arteries in your neck and determine if you should be concerned about heart disease according to an AP article today. “If I tell you your cholesterol is 130,…

Embrace Your Heart Named to Top 100!

The Embrace Your Heart Blog was named one of the Top 100 Health and Wellness Blogs by the Nursing Online Education Database.  We are honored!  WOO HOO Check out some of the other fantastic blogs here are some of my favorites: This Life Dr. Monte Ladner, a retired doctor shares his passion for fitness —…