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Wellness and Our Family Tree

I have often heard people say, “I can’t do anything about this because it is in my DNA—my so-and-so had it”. I acknowledge that our DNA and heritage deeply affect every aspect of our wellness. It is extremely important to research and understand our roots and to become familiar with the wellness challenges our parents and […]

Tips for Eating More Mindfully

Eat more Mindfully

Tips for Eating More Mindfully As promised, the following are some tips for eating more mindfully as suggested in, “The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work” by Yoni Freedhoff, MD. How to Eat More Mindfully with Your Mind: The first step is becoming more aware. Developing this awareness does not […]

Stop Dieting – Eat Mindfully Instead

Stop dieting - eat mindfully

Stop Dieting – Eat Mindfully Instead If you started a diet at the first of the year, I suggest that you stop dieting and eat mindfully instead. Last week I emphasized NOTICING how we treat and move our bodies. Today let’s talk about noticing food and how we eat. Focusing on food has to be […]

New Year – New You

New Year - New You

New Year – New You! The New Year is a great time to take inventories, and while considering where we are in our lives and what directions we want to go, let’s also take a little time to consider how we can better care for the bodies that help us do all these things. Perhaps this […]

10 Things to Remember About Firsts


Ten Things to Remember About Firsts I did not realize until I arrived that the conference I was presenting at was a “First.” (It was a FIRST Whole Body Health Conference in Kansas City). Firsts are always challenging. It was my first time making a PowerPoint presentation. It was my first time hosting a booth […]

What Does Gratitude Mean?


This week was my birthday, and I have been asking myself, “What does gratitude mean? And how can we develop the ability to feel it deeper and more often?” First of all, I am very grateful to be having another birthday….instead of the alternative. So maybe we can start there. Gratitude means we are acknowledging […]