Busy Woman’s Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep

“Sleep is the grease that makes your life work.” Dr. Marie Savard Dr. Savard and I presented at the same event recently, and this line from her program struck me as brilliant.  “Sleep is the grease that makes your life work. A good diet and exercise are important, but they can’t work if you aren’t…

Get Your Kids Moving!

A simple tool in the fight against childhood obesity: Fun and interactive pedometers designed for kids! In the world of Webkinz and sedentary lifestyles, how do we get our kids moving?  One solution is a cool new product called GeoPalz. It is a pedometer tucked into a fun clip-on character with prizes available online.  I…

Play A Little

What happened to recess? Adults don’t often get recess, but on Thursday morning I did… Text Message: Opera Kickball 9 & 9:30.  Don’t tell the girls! There it was. An invitation to play. I had a list a mile long of things I should do – but I really wanted to play! So I did.…

Are You Heartstrong?

We’ve all heard of being headstrong, but what does it mean to be Heartstrong? Headstrong people are full of will and cannot be governed or advised.  They don’t listen to what people tell them and often make the way more difficult for themselves. Headstrong people are led by opinion and are often inflexible. Heartstrong people…

5 Things Mom Could Really Use on Mother’s Day!

We all love the flowers and cute notes, but if you really want to make the mom in your life feel special here are a few suggestions: Mom could really use: A Nap: It’s true.  Most women walk around the world chronically sleep deprived.  A 20-minute nap can put a dent in the deficit and…

Weathering the Stress Storm

Is it just me or does it seem like there is a stress storm going on?  To be fair, I live in Wisconsin and serve on our local school board.  With all of the turmoil over Governor Scott Walker’s budget, worries over collective bargaining rights, and trying to figure out how to do right by…

Cortisol is Trouble! Pay Your Body Back

Is the stress hormone making you fat and hurting your heart? Pay Your Body back by understanding how Cortisol impacts your health: Cortisol is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. We all need cortisol to help us react to stressful situations, especially those requiring a “fight or flight” reaction. Our bodies react to stress…

Tips to Celebrate Wear Red Day!

The first Friday of February is designated as National Wear Red Day – an effort to raise awareness about Women and Heart Disease.  Heart Disease is the #1 killer of all women over the age 20 – yet most women still don’t think it is THEIR personal #1 health concern. Check out this video: Ways…

Make the Grocery Store a Guilt-Free Food Zone!

This post originally appeared as guest post on Michele Payn-Knoper’s Cause Matters Blog.Check out her blog for reliable information about the food you eat! Do you suffer with Food Guilt? No, I’m not talking about that regret you might feel after eating something packed with sugar or fat. I’m talking about guilt in the grocery…