7 Mindset Matters in Weight Loss

It is no secret that obesity is a huge health problem in this country.  Beyond that, many people who are not heavy enough to qualify on the charts as “clinically obese” are walking through life with more pounds on them than supports good health. Many people have stressful jobs, drink lots of coffee, eat poor… Read more

7 Strategies for Losing Weight

It is an unseasonably warm and sunny day as I write this.  It feels great to be outside in short sleeves, and the feel of the sun on my skin is just plain delicious. So there WILL be a Spring. We may wait a few more weeks for the real deal, but I know that already,… Read more

9 Natural Cold Remedies for Surviving Winter

Already this year, I have heard of people with colds, flu, bronchitis, and the like.  These things are part and parcel of the winter season. Sneezing, coughing, lack of enough hand washing, and a diet weak in nutrients all help the pesky germs to cause trouble.  Stress, a lowered immunity, and sleep deprivation are further… Read more

New Year’s Goal Setting

These days between Christmas and New Year’s offer just enough letdown after the preparing for and then sharing of gifts, gatherings with  family and friends, and, enjoying wonderful meals. It’s all great stuff, and as life begins to slow a bit, many of us have enough quiet time to begin to contemplate the coming of the new year, and… Read more

Health for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving for this year behind us, we know that the holiday season will come barreling down on us, even though It has been gearing up since before Halloween. To overcome the likelihood of being overwhelmed by the full force of all the marketing pitches that will be put before us in the coming weeks,… Read more

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8:00 a.m.

The best thing about the switch back to standard time, in my opinion, is that we have a little more light early in the morning. As we move deeper into winter, we’ll lose that extra little push in the morning to get up and get moving, so it will be just that much more important… Read more

February — the Month of Love

  I have lots of fun for Valentine’s Day.  We buy valentines for each of our 27 grandchildren and one baby great-granddaughter, put a few little pieces of chocolate in each one, get them hand-cancelled at the post office, and then think happy thoughts of them opening with some glee this year’s version of a now 24… Read more

The Holidays Are Coming….

….or hadn’t you noticed ?  We just returned from some wonderful vacationing, and now there’s no choice but to face up to the fact that the most busy time of year is fast approaching.  It seems, then, like a good time to begin to strategize about some good self care, which ultimately will pay big… Read more