Self Care

No = Joy. The two sound contradictory, right? Before you answer, pause… take a deep breath! And now think hard about the last time you truly said no to clear free space in your schedule.  If you’re like me, that may be a distant memory. But guess what? The word “no” is the lock and [ continue reading → ]

With thanksgiving RIGHT around the corner, every blog, market, and cooking show is bursting at the seams with creative ways to serve a memorable meal on November 22. Rarely though is there a practical solution regarding how to maintain a SANE perspective when the frantic feeding frenzy begins. Don’t lose hope. There IS a way [ continue reading → ]

Mirror, mirror on the wall… This is the start of the well-known mantra by the Evil Queen in Snow White on her journey to become the fairest of them all.  Desperate and crazed to hold the title of most beautiful, she feeds Snow White a poisonous apple in an attempt to kill her.  Unfortunately for [ continue reading → ]

Fall is in the air and while fall is by far my favorite season, I can’t help but recognize what’s right on its tail, winter and it’s sidekick, cold and flu season. Just as some of our animal friends are taking advantage of the fall abundance to prepare for winters challenges, we should be doing [ continue reading → ]

You: A clean-eating, gym-going, do-it-all superstar. The problem:  You can’t get the scale to budge. The harder you work, the cleaner you eat, the more you work out, the more things stay the same. Or worse! [gasp] The scale moves in the WRONG direction. UGH! I feel your pain. I know how hard you work [ continue reading → ]

I’m absolutely bursting at the seams with new inspiration and energy for what I do and who I am after just a little intentional time away. Ever experience that yourself? It helped that I was visiting my favorite country… Italy. And with each visit to Italy I’m reminded about a few critical ways to truly [ continue reading → ]