Decade of Gratitude Post #8: My Path

Sometimes it is hard to find the path in life. One benefit of a near-death experience for me was clarity of what is important and where I want to go. Right after my heart attack, I often said I could deal with anything as long as I got to raise my daughters with Clay. I…

Decade of Gratitude Post #7: Perspective

Yesterday was spent with a TNT film crew feeling like a movie star. Today, I’m in torn jeans, a stained sweat shirt, and spending the day working in the boat yard. I love the perspective of my life! We all put on “work clothes” and play a role – whether it is mom, manager, valuable…

Decade of Gratitude Post #5: My New Career

So, what do you do? It seems like a pretty easy question, but it often begins an odd interaction. If I say I’m a professional speaker, most of the time people’s brows furrow. It’s a fairly unusual job. If I say I’m an author, most of the time they are disappointed to find I’m not…

Pay Your Body Back™ Wellness Program Premieres

St. Peter Parish in Slinger, Wisconsin hosted the premiere of Eliz’s new keynote program Pay Your Body Back™! Footage of this event will be featured on a TNT profile of Eliz which will air in February! A busy life demands so much of your body, isn’t it time to pay it back – before it…

Gateway Technical College Well at Work Program

Staff from all three Gateway Technical College campuses joined together for a day of workshops in Kenosha. Eliz provided two breakout sessions: Active At Work: Participants practiced how to get more exercise at their desks, in their cars, in their kitchens – everywhere! Gimme A Break: Stress Management in Difficult Situations: Participants examined how men…

The Cure for Boring Food: Review of Sally Bee Cookbook

Mom! What is that heavenly smell?! Are you making another Sally Bee recipe? My daughter was right on both counts. I was making Sally Bee’s Healthy Spring Vegetable Risotto, and the aroma was incredible. This summer I cooked my way through Sally’s cookbook, The Secret Ingredient, and what a delight it was. I often tell…

Busy Woman’s Guide at WACTE Support Staff Conference

Technical College Support Staff from across the state came together in Madison for a workshop sponsored by Wisconsin Association for Career & Technical Education. Eliz wrapped up the two-day conference with “Women Have Balls!” Were you there? Leave a comment below about what you heard and receive a free copy of the e-book Move More:…

Too Busy To Work Out? Use Chunks: Active At Work

So what if you can’t make it to the gym! Find it hard to fit a 30 minute workout into your busy day? Don’t worry, short periods of activity can be just as beneficial. Don’t deprive your body of the activity it needs – get it in small chunks of time. Research conducted by the…

Are You Suffering From Female-itis?

Does your to-do list feel more like a guilt-list? Are you so overwhelmed by all the things you should be doing that you feel like you never get anything of real value accomplished? You may be suffering from Female-itis! As women, we are programmed to handle many commitments and responsibilities at the same time.  However,…