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…

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…

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…