Do Something Just for You

When was the last time you took time just for yourself? In my women’s wellness keynote, I often ask the audience to think about the thing they used to do, that they liked so much, that they just don’t seem to have time for anymore. Think about it: When did you stop playing guitar, or…

Healthy Lent Ideas

Is It Time for a Little Spring Cleaning during Lent? For many of us, today begins Lent – a time to do a cleaning up of our bodies and spirit.  Before you decide to trot out the tried and true “I’ll give up sweets” plan, take a moment to think about the healthy (or unhealthy)…

6 Heart-Healthy Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Take Care of your Heart on Valentines Day! Looking for a way to celebrate Valentines day and stay heart healthy too? Here are some great suggestions brought to you by Digifit, a cool cloud and app based way to track your healthy activities! Mouth watering boxes of chocolates, breakfast in bed with a tall stack…

Having A Cold Is Like Being Drunk

Colds can impair thinking as much as alcohol!   This week I’ve been struggling with a cold. Not only am I coughing and sneezing, I’m feeling fuzzy, and frankly a little stupid. Turns out there is a good reason for that! In a recent study released by Cardiff University in Wales, Dr. Andrew Smith discovered…

Celebrating 10 Years of Women’s Heart Advocacy

Time Flies When You Are Doing Good! Ten years ago if a woman went to the ER with symptoms of a heart attack, she was likely to be sent home after being told it was anxiety, gas, or “all in her head.” Today, through the efforts of the Heart Truth Campaign through the National Heart,…

Seriously, Just Get The Flu Shot

Did you get your flu shot yet? Our family was a bit delayed in getting our shots this year and sure enough – yep, one of the girls got it! Watching my very healthy 12-year-old struggle with a high fever and crazy coughing was tough.  I can’t imagine the toll it would take on someone…

That Picture on the Fridge Won’t Help!

Think taping a photo of a skinny person to the fridge will help you lose weight? It won’t! In a wonderful interview on NPR this morning, Anne Klesse, a researcher at Tilburg University in the Netherlands described her study. Two groups of women interested in losing weight were given food journals to record everything they…

Resolve Not To Resolve in 2013

No more failed New Year’s Resolutions! Make a daily goal instead. How many times have you resolved to lose weight, exercise more, or eat better on New Year’s Day only to beat yourself up later for failing?  Resolutions are often too large and too vague to be effective.  This year do something different. This year…

How to Cope When the World Seems Too Scary

Note: I wrote this less than a year ago after the Sandyhook tragedy.  It seemed appropriate to revisit it today. My hope is not to need to pin it to the top of my blog again.  In some small way I hope this helps… How do you cope with fear? Events in Newtown, CT last…