Is Your Job Making You Sick?

“I have to work very fast.” “I work very hard.” “I manage competing demands of others.” “I worry about losing my job.” “I feel underused or powerless.”   Sound familiar? If so, your job may be making you sick or putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Do you have high job…

Pay Your Body Back with Sleep

Is your body too tired to be healthy? Are you getting enough sleep? Here are some clues that you may be asking too much from your body: Does your mind wandering when reading a magazine article? Do you have trouble focusing your eyes when you are driving? Do you hit the snooze button several times…

Finding a Comfortable Bra After Chest Surgery

“I had open-heart surgery and now can’t find a comfortable bra that will provide sufficient support to my chest to relieve the pain in my sternum. Any suggestions?” Finding a bra to fit comfortably after surgery can be a real challenge – even years later.  Scar tissue is sensitive.  Muscles cut during surgery don’t support…

Pay Your Body Back™ with Grow Foods

Food is the fuel for life! Is the food you eat good enough to Pay Your Body Back™ for all you ask it to do? Your body needs protein, water, carbohydrates, and fat to function correctly. It uses what it needs for power and stores the rest as fat for later use. The trick is…

Pay Your Body Back™ with an Active Lifestyle

Make sure you Pay Your Body Back™ with enough activity every day to keep it working properly. Getting enough activity can be difficult when you spend your day at a desk or behind the wheel. The good news is a small amount of activity can make a difference in your health. A study at Duke…

When Did I Become “Them”?

What happens when you take on a new leadership role and suddenly things change? How do you handle the stress of former colleagues’ emotional responses to difficult management decisions? You get some perspective from someone who knows the ropes! My entry into life as a school board member was bumpy.  Some of my fellow parents…

Pay Your Body Back with Water

Your busy life requires water to keep it flowing! Are you drinking enough water to stay healthy? Here are some clues: Do you have digestive difficulties? Are you constipated or feel like food sits like a rock in your belly? Do you have difficulty controlling your blood pressure? Do you easily get over-heated or find…

Do You Eat As Well As A Dairy Cow?

Recently I was delighted to spend 2 days with Dairy Consultants and a Women’s Retreat in Wisconsin. Did you know dairy cows get regular visits from a nutritionist who specially formulates their feed to meet their current needs? Really! That’s right, in order to support the cow’s health, a nutritionist determines the specific needs of…

Getting Your Kids to Eat Right This Summer

School is almost done and soon the kids will be home all day.  How can you make sure they eat healthy all day long? Get some help! Check out www.KidsEatRight.org or find them on Facebook and Twitter for tips to make your summer healthy and nutritious. Here are some examples: “One of the best ways…