Enrich Your Life:Take a Compliment

“I got it on sale.” Denying your joy by deflecting compliments How well do you take a compliment? If someone exclaims, “Those are great shoes!” Do you say, “I got them at TJ Maxx, $9.00!” Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Gina Barreca speak about the differences between men and women. She said…

Energize Your Life: Zumba!

Spice up your fitness routine! Looking for something to spice up your routine?  Try Zumba!  This energetic fitness program combines fun & motivating Latin music with unique dance and combinations.  Don’t worry, even non-dancers and those new to fitness will find Zumba easy, fun and effective. My mom and her friend tried it just the…

39 Ways To Slow Down Summer

I was sitting down to write a post about slowing down this Summer, but got distracted reading Kim Kotecki’s Swingset Reflections blog. She beat me to the “post” with 39 great suggestions including: 1. Start the day with an early morning energizing walk. 2. Turn your cell phone off on the evenings and weekends. 4.…

Embrace Your Heart: Make A Memory

My friends Kim and Jason Kotecki are exceptional examples of people who look for ways to enrich their lives.  On their most recent Escape Plan TV episode they encourage others to make a memory. How often during your busy week do you pause and try to experience something memorable with someone you love.  It doesn’t…

Enrich Your Life: Embrace Your Summer

Have you forgotten to leave time to recharge this Summer? Do you look at the calendar for June, July and August and wonder how you can possibly fit anything else? Shouldn’t Summer be a time to relax a bit and recover from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the year? If so, why…

Engage Your Health: Embrace Your Brain

Here’s yet another reason to “know your numbers!”  The CDC and the American Heart Association reported recently a strong link between the risk factors for heart disease and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. People in their 40’s and 50’s have the opportunity to impact their future by addressing their blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood sugar…

Energize Your Life: Embrace Your Chores

Summertime provides so many great opportunities to get out and get moving.  We all want to avoid the “inside fat” reported lately – the fat which forms around your internal organs and can lead to a host of health problems.  Even people who appear thin can be fat on the inside. The best way to…

Book Review: Your Heart’s Desire

Recently I spoke in Marinette, Wisconsin and was introduced to the work of Sonia Choquette.  The event directors were raving about the wonderful program Sonia had done for them in Green Bay and thought her book would fit so nicely in with my advice to slow down and focus on what is important in life.…

Stress Remedy: Wine and Chocolate

A glass of red wine, a lovely piece of chocolate, comfy clothes and a moment to say “ahhhh” at the end of the day — yes, the wine and chocolate stress remedy. No, it doesn’t have to be wine and chocolate, although they both have heart healthy benefits, but taking some time at the end…