Defying Gravity


Defying gravity is a science, an art, and a labor of love. Aging gracefully should be embraced with abandonment and include healthy activities that bring you great joy! What will you do today to invest in a healthy aging way of life? 

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym


This is a blog from more than a year ago but the principles hold true for me today! Everything I know about leadership, I learned at the gym. Okay, maybe not everything, but I’ve learned an awful lot. I’ve learned that there are quite a few fitness habits that if used as a catalyst in […]

Celebrate Smart- Be the Nerd


When I came across this the other day I had to smile. I love this quote. I haven’t been here much lately because, well frankly, I’ve been off celebrating being smart. About a year ago I delved into my Masters studies, not because I want to drive a BMW….okay maybe I do. I went back […]

Obesity in the Workplace


Obesity is always a touchy subject, and with the new cautions on obesity and discrimination in the workplace, most won’t touch the subject with a ten foot pole. The evidence shows we’ve got to, and I’m happy to! Obesity does not define who someone is, it is a condition. An unhealthy condition than can be […]

Rise and Shine!


Every new week, every new day is a new opportunity to choose what we will do to shape our lives and our selves. What will you choose today?

Create a Ripple


Ever hear of a ‘keystone habit’? Keystone habits are small changes or activities that people introduce into their life or daily routine that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their life; they have a ripple effect and spill into other parts of their lives. This ripple effect ends up creating lots of unintended and […]

Fitness and the Heat


Don’t let the summer heat wave be an excuse to skip the fitness routine. Here are six quick tips to remember when you’re seeing triple digits! 1. Remember to get up and out early. You can nap inside during the heat of the day when it’s too hot to do anything else. 2. Remember to […]

9 Surprising Foods That Fight Pain


Originally posted on Brainbrizzle's blog:
What do a cup of coffee, a bowl of beans, and a couple of ibuprofen have in common? Surprising answer: They all reduce pain. “Popping a pill may be easier, but it does nothing to cure the underlying cause of your pain like eating the right foods can do,”…

Building a Personal and Professional Infrastructure


Conditioned leaders have a mind, body, heart, and spirit that gets its sustenance out of addressing the gaps in our personal and professional infrastructure. I have just spent two wonderful days at an IHI conference, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. I devoured two days of amazing training from the best of the best experts when […]

Calculated Moves


Leading well is an artful craft that requires calculated moves. Living well is much the same, an artful craft that requires calculated moves. It is rare I do anything that is not calculated. Forgive me, it’s the process improvement geek in me. If I can’t improve upon it, it does not warrant my time, AND […]