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.…

Open Letter to Mom on Mother’s Day

Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day! I can’t help thinking about all the things you do for us and how you always put us first. Somehow, you manage to get everything done and make it look easy. But, I wonder, are you doing as well taking care of yourself? Being treated well just one day a…

HEART for Women Act Rally

Last week I was incredibly honored to host the HEART for Women Act Rally in Washington DC on behalf of the American Heart Association. I was joined by nearly 1000 volunteer advocates from across the country for the AHA’s Congressional Lobby Day. We visited our elected leaders inorder to push forward the HEART for Women…

Help! My Teen Is Dating

Perhaps there is nothing more frightening than the idea of your child on a date. My girls are only six, but the idea scares me. When should I let the start dating? What rules should I make? When should we start talking about this stuff? Who can I ask these questions????? Michael Domitrz has the…

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