Ok, are you ready for some deep conversation? Recently, my husband and I had those difficult discussions about funeral arrangements and what kind of burial we’d like. Sounds gruesome, I know, but these are real, straightforward talks that need to happen. We’ve all had those thoughts about our own mortality: What if I died tomorrow… … Continue reading Spiritual Adventures, To Be Continued….
It started out with the typical symptoms of sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches and fatigue, but I was too busy to listen to my body. I had been doing a lot of interviews to promote my new book, “4 Minutes a Day, Rock ‘n Roll Your Way to Happy,” in addition to producing our … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Being Sick
A goal without a plan is just a wish.―Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Do you feel you’re always rushing to get everything done and yet you never do? Although you know the holidays are fast approaching, do you still end up scrambling at the last minute to buy gifts? Though I know darn well when I have … Continue reading Plan Ahead
You workout – or maybe you don’t. You eat clean – or maybe you don’t. Overall, you think you’re pretty healthy, but are you really? Here are a few simple things you may have overlooked in keeping yourself and your family healthy.
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. —Oscar Wilde This is gonna hurt. I’m sorry, but it’s time to be truthful. Look at yourself in the mirror in just your undies. Do you have love handles and cellulite? We all have something we want to change. Coming face-to-face with the truth … Continue reading Your Body
We all know the basics of banking; you cannot withdraw money you don’t have in your account. What if we looked at our bodies as bank accounts and the healthy choices we make as money deposited into our account? Every time you exercised, ate healthy meals, slept well and had a positive mental attitude you’d … Continue reading Bank on Your Health
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing.—T. S. Eliot Close your eyes, put your hand on your chest, and feel your heartbeat. Focus on slowing down your breath and relaxing every part of your body, beginning at your head, down through your … Continue reading Be Still
Have you been ignoring minor or major aches and pains? Is your body trying to tell you something? Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to my body and became deathly ill. I have been a group fitness instructor since 1980. I’ve appeared in exercise videos and cable TV shows. I know my body, and I know when … Continue reading Become a Sleuth for Health
Let food be thy medicine; thy medicine shall be thy food. —Hippocrates Calling sugar the devil might be a little drastic, but the graphic above gets your attention, doesn’t it? Sugar lurks in many foods and is labeled as sucrose, fructose, and other natural-sounding ingredients, but it contributes to weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity … Continue reading 5 Steps to Stop Sugar Addiction
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? —Ernest Hemingway Getting enough sleep is an important part of being healthy. Adequate sleep makes you look and feel better. It helps boost your metabolism and immune function, and helps your memory. The older I get, the more I appreciate a … Continue reading Get Good Sleep