Time to Purge:Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy New Year Tip #1

Have you resolved to be more healthy in 2009? As we lead up to Wear Red Day on February 6th, we’ll be providing Healthy New Year tips every week day. Are you ready to get started? Tip #1: Time to Purge Look around. If your house is like mine, there are tempting treats everywhere. Cookies,…

Busy Woman’s Guide to Less Stress This Holiday Season

Feeling a little like Charlie Brown this season? Does it seem all the things on your to-do list are drowning out the real spirit of the holidays? Christmas and Hanukkah festivities can leave you feeling less than warm and charitable and the economy adds another level of stress as well. What to do? Here are…

Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We will have 19 people around our table on Thursday and we are truly blessed to have so many members of our family together. Yet, large family gatherings, cooking large meals, and “together time” can be stressful. Not to mention what it can do to your healthy eating…

Indulge Your Valentine

Give your Valentine a heart healthy gift. Your Valentine’s heart yearns for indulgence. Give your Valentine… A Treat. Indulge your Valentine with the Wine and Chocolate Stress Remedy: Select a small amount of decadent chocolate to savor slowly such as such as the Valentines Day Selections from Woodhouse Chocolate. We received a selection at Christmas…

Valentine Tips for Kids

Avoid the sugar overload! For most people, Valentines Day brings up memories of candy hearts, chocolates and heart shaped cookies. While these treats are fun, indulging children (and ourselves) in all of them can be just too much. Choose one luscious treat and then use some of the tips below to make your kids’ Valentines…

Tips for a Sane Season

Feeling a bit out of control? Is there to much on your to-do list? Here are some ideas to stay sane: Take stock: What is really important to you? Are you making 35 dozen cookies to mail out to friends because it makes you feel good or because you feel obligated? Hold onto what truly…

Tips for an Active December

Keeping up with exercise can be challenging around the holidays. You are busy, perhaps even away from home and can feel pressure to socialize rather than be active. Here are some tips to fitting it in: Take advantage of shopping. Shopping usually involves quite a bit of walking. Make the most of it. Invest in…

Holiday Party Survival Tips

It’s that time of year again, filled with parties, wonderful treats and many opportunities to overindulge. The holiday cocktail party with the buffet spread of goodies can be the most dangerous. How do you navigate a holiday party when everything is so tempting? Here are a few ideas: Eat before you go Have a healthy…

Heart Healthy Gift Ideas

Looking for gifts for an active family member, to keep the kids going or just something fun and healthy? Here are my 2007 suggestions to … Help them stay hydrated: Healthier Water Bottle Keep the kids (and adults) moving: Dance Dance Revolution Cranium Hullabaloo Twister Moves Of course bikes, scooters and rollerblades (and the helmets…