Birthdays. Growing up, they weren’t always a huge deal in our family. Being the youngest of 6, there was a birthday happening in our family all the time! I was also challenged with having a summer birthday. In grade school, this was a major let down. No big celebrations in your classroom and many times, [...]
The state of flourishing through fitness, food and body image. Our thoughts, examples and advice for creating a healthier body and lifestyle.
Just reading the word ‘fitness’ makes images of toned muscles come to mind, hours of working hard, and eating healthy foods. What comes to your mind? Do you consider yourself fit? Most people don’t think of themselves fit because they don’t exercise as much as they ‘should’. I’m hoping to change your perspective on fitness and how you [...]
When I think of summer celebrations, I think of outdoor parties with folks gathered around a grill, laughing, and maybe enjoying an adult beverage. The grill becomes the gathering place for many parties. At least in my circle it does. The anticipation of the sizzle when a burger hits the grill and how good it [...]
Note: This blog was originally published in March 2011. When it comes to exercise, are you focused only on results? Do you beat yourself up if you come up short of your lofty goals? Do you get impatient waiting to see results from your nutrition and exercise regimen? If you answered yes to these questions, [...]
Note: This blog originally published in July 2011. Everyone experiences stress in their lives, there’s no escaping that. But you can help your body handle the stress better. One of the biggest ways to help manage stress is to get sleep. The only time our body really heals is when we are getting good quality [...]