An Internal Treasury


In my studies this week the conversations turned to the experience of natural setbacks in life and how we each handle them. Sometimes our setbacks are so difficult we cannot see to focus on our goals, and we’ve only the energy to ‘not give up,’ and can only muster the energy to merely stick to […]

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 […]

Decisions and the One Lane Bridge


I am absolutely blessed with a great commute. I happen to live, work, and play in the Northern California Sierra foothills. The thirteen miles I travel to work takes me through the rural backroads and with only one traffic light in between home and my destination. I travel due east on my way to work […]

Healing From Our Failures


Helen Keller said “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” True words we can all agree-but how many of us are […]

Color Your Body Beautiful


Ditch the McKee D’s today huh? Today brings a pack of power foods on my food “to go” menu. This is, in addition to an active lifestyle, the very best thing I do for me. I do it because it makes me feel good. When we feel good we live, love, and laugh good. Ditch […]

Our Bodies Wisdom


When it comes to your body and food, food is medicine. Everything we consume contains nutrients, some nutrients carry the weight of a locomotive in their density and in the power of what they have to offer. Then there are other foods that are just as empty and void of the beneficial stuff we need […]

Men-The Other Side of the Fence


I am all about self-improvement in every area of my life. When it comes to being a better wife and woman by getting to know the other half of our species-Men, it recently struck me that I’ve been consulting all the wrong reference materials. Maybe we and the opposite sex don’t see eye to eye […]

Legs! Fast and Furious!


Thought I would share my fast and furious leg workout with you. I promised I would! When I say fast and furious I am not talkin’ about the moves. The moves are done at a moderate speed, maintain good form, and move with intention. The idea for this workout is to move fast enough from […]

Of Fitness and Food- Maximize for Success


Sundays at my house always resemble me as a well organized (relitively speaking) vacation planner packing for a week long journey. Sundays in my house for the most part are both a loving disciplined ritual and a routine. Food prepping, laundry, exercise plans……When you come down to it, each week is in and of itself […]

The Power of Clean


Here we are! 2013! I love the start of any new year, always filled goals and energy and promise. If at any one time we as people felt empowered to “do it all”, this is the time. For the last two years I have been blessed to be trained by Jen Hendershott. I never had […]