Raising a child is no longer the sole responsibility of parents. It takes a village to raise a child in the 21st century for several reasons, including providing support for adults that have to juggle a career with child-rearing. One of the greatest benefits of attending couples therapy involves parents learning about why it takes […]
Inspiration – Actionable Ideas
Yesterday I wore an old race shirt because I read about an idea on Facebook. The idea was simple. It asked runners everywhere to show their support for the Boston Marathon by wearing an old race shirt. The one I chose to wear was my first Nike Women’s Half Marathon shirt from 2005. I wear […]
Three Tips for New Year’s Resolution Success!
Cheers to you! Cheers to me! Cheers to everyone! Tonight will be the night you toast the end of 2012 and vow “to do this” or vow to “not do that”. Perhaps you will vow that in 2013 your resolutions will finally be successful. Perhaps you will promise yourself to do better at keeping your […]
Alternative Egg Fillers for the Weekend’s Hunt
For those that celebrate Easter or perhaps just have an egg hunt, what fills those eggs? This Sunday, I am hosting Easter lunch and a hunt for my family. However, my eggs hunts are a little different. First, I do not boil and color real eggs. Really, how many boiled eggs can one eat? Instead, […]
No matter how small, it can be really big
One of my favorite shows is The Secret Millionaire. It’s in my top three along with Top Shot and Modern Family. I like it because this show provides an opportunity for us to learn more about the millionaires and witness personal exchanges and growth associated with giving back. My favorite quote from a recent episode: […]
Step 1: Win a Pedometer
On March 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm one lucky subscriber was randomly drawn for the pedometer give-away! Congratulations to… Mateja …on winning the Accusplit pedometer! Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to take those first steps towards wellness. 10,000 steps is the daily recommended goal; however, the average person’s total daily steps is less […]
February Give Away!
It isn’t cancer. It is not diabetes. It is cardiovascular disease (including strokes). This month is American Heart Month. You will more than likely see fundraising efforts at work, at school and in your community. You may be asked to wear red today to show your support and to start moving! According to the American […]
Resolution Confusion: the only survival tip you’ll ever need
It’s that time of year again! Time for making resolutions. Some resolve to drink less. Some resolve to get in shape and lose weight. Others resolve to manage stress. However statistics indicate that only 64% will keep going after one month and after six months less than half of those resolutions will survive. Personally, I’ve […]
Challenge – eat more fruit and vegetables!
How much fruit and vegetables do you eat daily? Chances are, not enough. Most adults in the U.S. are falling short of the recommended daily servings of fruit (2-3 servings per day) and vegetables (3-4 servings per day). According to the 2010 Healthy People report, “In 2009, an estimated 32.5% of adults consumed fruit two or […]