1. YOU Healthy: It’s Time for a New Beginning

    Spring is a time of new beginnings.  As the world wakes up from its long sleep, our minds feel energized, refreshed and ready to celebrate.  Does your body feel the same way?   If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling to keep up with your mind. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. That’s w…Read More

  2. Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

    When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind:  frailty.  Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness.  They probably walk slowly, move carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things themselves. What is it?   It’s muscle loss, otherwise…Read More

  3. It’s Easter!  Back Away Slowly…

      The warm breezes of spring mean that Easter is around the corner!  After the heavy colors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the bright, cheerful colors of spring are a welcome sight.  But the cheerful colors are not limited to flowers and eggs. There is no escaping the onslaught of sugar that threatens us at every turn.  From jelly beans to chocolate bunnies, empty calories a…Read More

  4. Stress Busters for Tax Day

    It’s that time of year again:  tax season. If you are like many people, you feel increased stress around April 15.  Tensions can run high from the pressure of getting the forms filed on time or coming up with the funds to pay your (hopefully not too big) tax bill.   But you owe it to yourself to keep your stress under control as much as possible.  When your body is subjected to ongoing stres…Read More

  5. Is This Energy-Drainer Keeping You Stuck?

      It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals.   It’s called clutter and each of us has it in our lives.  This can be physical clutter or mental clutter. The insidious nature of clutter is this:  it establishes itself so gradually and entrenches itself so deeply, that we don’t even consciously kn…Read More

  6. Spring Cleaning: Time to Throw Out The Excuses

    Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does.  When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to throw open the windows and let the rebirth all around us revitalize our homes and our spirits. Because it seems natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with ou…Read More

  7. A Disease Called Pride

    "We know that "all of us possess knowledge." This "knowledge" puffs up, but love builds up." (1 Cor 8:1-2) We have all heard the saying "knowledge is power" right? That statement can be very misleading... knowledge does not have power unless it used and applied. One of the greatest struggles I face is applying knowledge that I learn in my daily life. It is so easy to get caught up in the newness o…Read More

  8. The Challenge to Change

    How do I press on when times get tough? Where do I find peace when things get rough? Is it ok to give into the pain? Or should I sacrifice the things that make me go insane? Why do I continue down this path of self-destruction. Where things are mysteriously out of control and out of function? I need to stop, look around and examine my scene. Is this the place I have envisioned in my dreams? Or hav…Read More

  9. 30 Solutions For When You Can’t Sleep

    It’s three o’clock in the morning, and you’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling and wanting to cry with frustration. You are trying to stay hopeful about the ability to catch a few hours of shuteye before work the next morning, but have been up until 6:00 AM enough times to know the beast of insomnia can’t always be tamed. And you are certainly not alone. Insomnia is incredibly common i…Read More