Exercise for the Non-Exerciser

Are you a Non-exerciser, like me? Recently, a quiz from Everyday Health on Exercise Personalities pegged me as a “Non-Exerciser”. What!? At first horrified, I quickly came to realize it makes sense.  I don’t really like exercising and do it because it is important to my health. Most of my fitness advice centers fitting more…

Can a #Hashtag Fill Your Next Event?

Could a number sign followed by a few letters help fill your event? The answer is YES if it is part of a well designed social media marketing plan! Really?! Yes, really! What is a #Hashtag? Digesting information on Twitter can be like trying to drink from a fire hose – way too much!  A…

How To Have a Low Stress Holiday Season

What are your 3 goals for this holiday season? The quick downhill run to the first of the year can be a stressful and healthy habit challenging period of time.  How do you keep holiday stress at bay, maintain your healthy habits, and enjoy the season more? Set some goals! That’s right! As odd as…

Is The Turkey Done?

The Biggest Stress at Thanksgiving? Figuring out if the bird is cooked! If you are like me, most of the stress in my kitchen at Thanksgiving surrounds whether or not the turkey is done.  My husband and I debate when to pull the bird out of the cooker – timing may not be everything, but…

Resistance is Futile: Too Much Halloween Candy

Is Halloween a scary time for your healthy habits? It smells good. It looks good. It calls to you at night. How do you resist the siren song of all that sugary goodness? If you are like me, you can’t. Easy access to candy will derail my healthy eating habits. My only choice is to…

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Would You Know What To Do?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not a Heart Attack! Would you know what to do if someone you know suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest(SCA)?  Unlike a heart attack, which often has symptoms which build over time, the first symptom of a SCA is dropping to the ground. Comparing heart attacks to SCAs is like comparing apples…

Mammograms Detect More than Breast Cancer!

It is October, the month to focus on breast cancer prevention and treatment.  Good news – what you do to protect your breast health protects your heart health as well. Did you know a mammogram is not only a tool for early detection of breast cancer, it can also detect early heart disease? It is…

Vegetarian Po’Boy Recipe

Vegetarians Coming To Your House? We have several vegetarians in our family and it is often tough to come up with something new and interesting to serve.  This is a great recipe from Dish It Out with Tony Spatafora.  This video also features the stunning Colleen Foy – actress (and my former student – so…

Have you said “No” today?

Saying no means saying yes! Have you said no today? Have you protected what is truly important to you by declining to engage in other things? Think about it. Sometimes it is just saying no to the voice in your head that says: “You should be doing more.” Other times is is setting clear priorities…