No Is The New Yes

Productivity is about deletion… not addition! An article from International Productivity Expert Neen James sparked my interest this week.  She contends the key to being more productive is saying no more often.  In my stress management programs I always share the importance of saying no as a key to focusing on the things you determine…

Happiness Makes The Heart Grow Stronger

Being happy makes your heart healthier!   Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that positive psychological well-being appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events. Which means an optimistic outlook could keep your heart healthy! “The absence of the negative is not the same thing as the presence…

Benefits of Being Done

When was the last time you celebrated being done? There aren’t many finish lines in adult life.  Parenting, household chores, work projects – most of the things we do are on-going, without a clear end. Plus, most of us juggle multiple responsibilities, leaving little time to celebrate finishing one thing before having to move on…

Sow the Seeds of Good Health

Spring Is Here! Are you cultivating your own health? The weather is warmer, flowers are blooming, and the promise of a vibrant summer is in the air.  What are you doing to prepare for your own vibrant, and healthy, summer? Spring is a great time to reinvigorate your healthy habits.  With the days getting longer,…

Exercise and Your Brain

Moving Your Bootie Makes Your Brain Work Better! Today I’m working with Public Health and Head Start staff at a professional development conference hosted by Illinois Southern Seven Health Department.  I’ve been reminded of days – before my girls were born – when I worked as an adaptive movement specialist in Head Start programs.  Science…

Walk on the Wild Side

Get Outside to Reduce Your Stress! One of the many perks of my job is getting to visit beautiful places. Today I awoke to singing birds at the Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast in Jonesboro, Illinois.  This evening I’ll be presenting Juggling Lessons for Life to hundreds of women at the Healthy Woman event sponsored…

Every Beat of Your Heart

Resting Heart Rate and Your Health When was the last time you checked your resting heart rate? Try it: When you wake up tomorrow morning, before you swing your feet out of bed, take your pulse for 10 seconds.  Multiply your 10 second count by 6 and you have your Resting Heart Rate.  Here are…

Stress Management for Farmers

Men and women manage stress differently! Farming and stress go hand-in-hand. Understanding how to manage stress – and how your partner’s needs might be different than your own – can improve your health. Eliz presented the Juggling Lessons for Life to a group of dairy producers at the Young Producers Leadership Conference hosted by Accelerated…

Juggling Lessons At Tomah Women’s Health Night

Women in Western Wisconsin joined together at a Women’s Health Night hosted by Tomah Memorial Hospital.  Eliz Greene presented Juggling Lessons for Life, sharing stress management strategies for busy women. Were you there?  Please leave a comment below and receive a free copy of the Busy Woman’s Guide to an Active Lifestyle ebook.  Eliz Greene…