During the summer months, I get really excited about produce. Here in Minnesota, our season for fresh local produce is fairly short, so when it hits, all I crave are veggies. That time is right now. Am I the only one that is giddy about this? It also happens to be hotter than hot in [...]
The state of flourishing through fitness, food and body image. Our thoughts, examples and advice for creating a healthier body and lifestyle.
So what am I passionate about? Ever since I can remember, I have been intrigued with health. Once in college (and able to actually choose my classes!) I took everything from anatomy to psychology to learn more about the human body and how to be healthy. It was like I couldn’t learn enough! After my [...]
Note: This blog originally published in July 2011. Why isn’t everyone in therapy? It’s a question I ask with tongue in cheek; I happen to love therapy and my therapist, and I’m in for regular tune-ups on a monthly basis. But I’m also serious. Every relationship has issues, and with over half of marriages ending [...]
I recently read an article in Forbes referencing 10 tips for fighting stress with healthy habits from the American Heart Association (AHA). I really like the list that the AHA put together on fighting stress. It includes some expected tips like daily exercise and getting enough sleep. Then it has some unexpected tips, like “accept the things you [...]
There is a fine line between passion and obsession especially when it comes to health. For the obsessor, it is hard to detect when you have crossed over, going from healthfully enthusiastic and motivated to narrowly focused and closed to alternatives. For everyone else, the writing on the wall is clear; “Danger! Health nut on [...]
Note: This blog originally published in May 2011. I used to exercise only indoors. I didn’t want to be on display, huffing and puffing, in the larger world; I felt more comfortable in the sanctity of the gym, with the other huffers and puffers. No one paid any attention to me, and that was the [...]