Category: Latest Wellness Articles

Moving Forward without Resolutions

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!-Dr. Seuss The new year is upon us. Where will you go in 2018? While many people are focused on “new years resolutions,” I suggest you focus…

In Case You Missed It…

In case you missed days 5-9 of the Connection Challenge, I wanted to wrap it up here. Days 1-4 included: Make Eye Contact Use Small Touches Write a Thank You Card Restate What You Heard These were all ways of connecting deeper with those…

Connection Challenge Day 4

#connectionchallenge Day 4: Listen and Restate To connect deeply in your relationships you have to really listen. In order to listen well, use eye contact (see previous post). Don’t think about what you want to say in your response. Focus instead on the words…

Connection Challenge Day 3

#connectionchallenge Day 3: Handwrite a Thank You Card To connect on a deeper level, people need to feel they are appreciated. A handwritten thank you note to someone you care about is a great way to show you are grateful for their presence in…

Connection Challenge Day 2

#connectionchallege Day 2: To connect with someone today offer a light touch on the arm or shoulder. Or offer a hug. Kiss or hold hands with your significant other. From the moment we are born we experience touch. Touch connects the newborn to his…

Connection Challenge

For the next 12 days, I’ll be offering tips to help you connect on a deeper level with those you are close to. We should practice connection daily, but the holidays highlight our need to feel close to those in our inner circle. December…

5 Qualities Every Weight Loss Individual Needs

I recently listened to my daughter’s soccer coach discuss the upcoming tryouts for the fall season. As he spoke, his words resonated with me. As a Personal Trainer, who has dealt with many weight loss clients over the years, I found that losing weight…

Life is Hard, Let’s Sprinkle it with Hope

Life is HARD… Let me say that again, Life is H-A-R-D! When we are children, life is littered with toys, cartoons, sweetness, dreams and fun. As we get older, we began to see that bad things can happen to us and not everyone is…

Are High Expectations Zapping Our Joy? (repost)

  NOTE: This is a recent post I did for Emmanuel Church at http://www.eclife.org I once had a therapist tell me I needed to lower my expectations if I wanted to find peace in a work situation. I’ve pondered this thought for quite sometime….

Taking the Next Step? Let’s Make Sure There’s a Path Ahead!

*This is Part III of the Series “Your Path to Wellness” You’ve decided to get healthy! You’ve decided to make a change! So, you’ve explored your inner desires, you’ve done your vision board, you’ve written out your Wellness Vision and now we’re going to…

Let’s Do This Year Differently. Let’s Think Big!

*This is Part II to my series “Your Path to Wellness” So, we’re a week or two into the new year. For some, those New Year’s goals may have already ended. Statistically, less than half of you will reach them by the 6 month…

I’m leaving 2015 in the dark, and so should you.

*This is Part I of the Series “Your Path to Wellness” I’m not going to lie. I’ve struggled over the last several years with career and family issues, often times because they were so intertwined. I’ve also worked with people who choose to only see one…