Gratitude Saves Our Sanity

Gratitude Saves Our Sanity

Want to stay sane over the holiday season? It’s been proven that gratitude can increase our sense of well-being and happiness. While it may take some practice to be grateful when it feels like the sky is falling, it really does work! Studies have shown that...
Feel the Fear, Do it Anyway

Feel the Fear, Do it Anyway

In my women’s wellness course this month, I’ve recommended the book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D. It’s not a new book: it’s been out for 20 years. It’s been read by millions and has no doubt helped millions face...
Lift something heavy. Peas, purse or pumpkin.

Lift something heavy. Peas, purse or pumpkin.

If you’re determined to be healthy, strong and independent as you age, you need to be lifting something heavy on a regular basis. How heavy? That depends on your current health and fitness, but almost everyone can lift something. Start with a can of peas....
What are you doing to your toes?

What are you doing to your toes?

The sad truth: I have osteoarthritis in both of my big toes. For 20 years I taught step aerobics and I’m pretty sure the repetitive motion of that activity is what burned out the cartilage between those toe joints. At least I had a really great time doing it. But...
Who Are You Really Cheating?

Who Are You Really Cheating?

I often hear the women I’m coaching talk about “cheat days,” those glorious-sounding times when they allow themselves to eat whatever they want, to overeat, to forget about the “diet” and just enjoy themselves.  If that sounds like you,...
8 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

8 Reasons Women Need Weight Training

The verdict is in: Women need more weight training. Cardio workouts are fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love Zumba and Country Heat and Cize, and almost anything that gets my body moving to the music. But my goal is to be strong and healthy as I age so I can remain...