Hello! Some people have asked how I started running. So, here is a post from my newsletter archives from 2007. It appears that spring has actually finally arrived here in Central Ohio! I know that you are all looking forward to getting out in the fresh air, working in gardens, watching kids at sporting events… Continue reading How & why do I run?
This time of year often includes family reunions. While traveling can be fun, it can also take a toll on your systems. Feeling more tired, irritable, and stiff (especially from car trips) is normal. Eating foods that you don’t normally have, working out less often, and sleeping in a hotel bed may impact your stress… Continue reading Summer Travels
“A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.” -Anonymous Are you happy yet? What makes you happy? How happy are you? Despite all of the things we have at our disposal these days, too many of us feel that happiness remains just out of our reach. I have found… Continue reading Happy yet?
As we have seen in recent years, there is a growing trend of tweeting and/or posting explicit pictures on the internet. I really wonder what these people are thinking. When did it become acceptable and appropriate to display onesself to the world? Now, before you call me a prude, I just want to say that… Continue reading Overexposure!
“Is Stress making you fat?”
I found this quote in a book several years ago – “Stress will kill you, but first it will make you fat”. The vast majority of people understand the connection between high levels of stress and certain physical conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. However, most of us tend to ignore the ongoing effects… Continue reading “Is Stress making you fat?”
Dr. Oz and overweight kids
Like many of you, I am hooked on Dr.Oz. I try to watch his show every morning before work. This week there was a segment on overweight kids and whether their parents should considered abusive. I believe that weight and obesity are important challenges that many children are dealing with. But to consider the parents… Continue reading Dr. Oz and overweight kids
5 Tips for ‘No Nonsense’ Self-care
How are you doing? Really, stop and take a minute to assess what’s going on with you. Is your pulse racing because of the caffeine you gulped to get through the afternoon? Are you wishing you wore a different outfit because you feel so bloated after lunch? Or are you feeling distracted because of so… Continue reading 5 Tips for ‘No Nonsense’ Self-care
Do you think you are worth it?
I’ll bet that the last item on your daily to-do list is something for yourself. Go ahead and check the last few days. I’m sure I’m right because that’s how my list usually looks. The top items are important tasks that must be done. The next few include things I must do for others, like… Continue reading Do you think you are worth it?
Stop stressing out
“You can’t change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future” – Anonymous This quote really applies to how most women try to manage their lives. It is not uncommon that we multitask throughout the days, constantly adding to the never-ending To-Do lists, and forget to even take a deep… Continue reading Stop stressing out
Put down the cell phones
I was out for a short run last week and noticed a woman walking a toddler. Or should I say, she was in the vicinity of the toddler. He was trying to keep up with her during her very loud phone call. It appeared that I was more concerned about the child than she was… Continue reading Put down the cell phones