For the longest time I lived from my highest values of Family, Loyalty and Honesty.
Those are all noble and good values. Values that I thought would bring goodness and joy into my life.
One day I saw that my top three values were holding me prisoner. Each of those has a dark side and I was placing my focus on that darkness. My family of birth caused me great pain and it was a constant struggle to see that no matter how hard I tried to change things I could not. My loyalty to my family was...
Heart disease, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer's, kidney disease, obesity and macular degeneration all have chronic inflammation in common. When our body cannot control the inflammation, we get ourselves in trouble.
But, let's take a look backward first. Our bodies need an inflammatory response when we cut ourselves, or get burned or even when we have a sore throat. Our immune system is working to deliver what the body needs to heal from the wound. This is followed by a period that is...
No matter what your age is, no matter what shape you are in right now, there is always something physical that you can do. Safe movement can do so much for you. It's not just about living longer, but also about living better.
Slowing down with age tends to creep up on us. It could be that you have weight issues or pain issues or you simply don't like to exercise.
However, it becomes even more important as we age to get moving. As they say, use it or lose it.
Whatever you are doing right now for...
Are you approaching retirement or already there?
Undoubtedly your health and the ability to live a long life is at the top of your list of things to consider and think about.
If you are still engaged in your career you may be neglecting your self-care. Long hours spent working and trying to get ready for the financial aspects of retirement may be taking a toll on your health. It is important to not neglect this area even if you have little time.
The good news is that once you reach retirement,...
Have you ever felt your good habits slipping away?
Maybe life threw some unexpected surprises your way and before you know it emotional eating started creeping in. Or you were busy and exercise took the back seat? Or you started watching a show that you now need to binge watch instead of getting the sleep that you need?
What are habits anyway? They are actions that we perform repeatedly because they lead to a favorable result. Something triggers this action and the fact that we...
Here it is April and my house doesn't look anything like the spring flowers that are blooming outside. In fact, there's too much stuff everywhere and way too much stuff that is in random locations.
Those are two issues though. One is clutter and the other is organization. It can take some serious time to tackle both, but if I want my space to feel good, it is time to handle this.
Right now I am only going to tackle clutter.
Last week I came across a post on Facebook talking about how much...
I'd love to hear more about how I can live my best life, joyfully and fully engaged.