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...
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,...

Why we gain belly fat as we age

Are you sometimes frustrated with the way your clothes fit or discouraged that your stomach sticks out more than it used to? Here’s why our bellies get bigger: 1. Stress often results in overeating and late-night eating, when we use food to unwind. It...
Aging Got You Down?

Aging Got You Down?

There’s so much doom and gloom about aging and what it does to our hormones, body composition, weight gain and overall health. For instance, we know that  menopause can increase our risk of heart disease. Take a look: • The blood vessels and heart become stiff...