Speaker, Consultant, Author
Specializing in Stress Relief and Nutrition
If you’re a mother, there’s always a time you’re reminded of your own mother as her words slide in and out of your consciousness. Sometimes, you may find her words coming out of your mouth as you give advice or opinions to your own children or others. Whether you had a positive or negative life experience with your own mother (or guardian) she’ll never be forgotten. I was fortunate to have a warm, loving, fun
Wellness is an active word – not a state you achieve and then thrust aside. The Wellness Movement was founded in the ‘50’s. John Travis, physician and author (and U.S. soccer player) was a key leader in that movement. Wellness is not just pertaining to good physical health; wellness is about acknowledging and accepting your situation in many areas – emotional, physical, mental, financial, intellectual, spiritual, social/relationships, with a significant intention of moving forward.
In 1938, at the age of 28, my father Sam somehow contracted pericarditis – inflammation and swelling of the sac lining the heart. It can be a fatal condition, not allowing the heart to beat properly and is caused likely by a viral infection or fungus. Sam’s family arranged for emergency surgery at the Cleveland Clinic whereby the whole pericardium (lining of the heart) was stripped away from the heart muscle. The procedure is called
2014. Another year behind us and we’re here to talk about it! How did you fare this past year? Was it a difficult year? Did you have fun? Was it vitalizing or restorative? Did you discover time for learning and growing? Or was this past year one of disappointment? Was 2014 etched in your memory as a time for love and sharing? Or was it the season for closing doors? Perhaps last year encompassed all
As a second generation Canadian, I learned of my grandparents’ struggle in their country of birth and how they eventually exited from persecution to our fair nation. In 1896, my maternal grandparents landed in Canada to not only initiate an enhanced life, but also to spawn the birth of many generations that were to establish their strong roots. In a special program, they were slated to be farmers and given a tiny plot of land
If you’re a mother, there’s always a time you’re reminded of your own mother as her words slide in and out of your consciousness. Sometimes, you may find her words coming out of your mouth as you give advice or opinions to your own children. Whether you had a positive or negative life experience with your own mother (or guardian) she’ll never be forgotten. I was fortunate to have a warm, loving, fun relationship with
According to the American Psychological Association’s, Stress in America Survey, 2013, high stress does not appear to be going away. It seems that adults are living with stress that is higher than what they believe to be healthy. Women report a higher level of stress than men. Most disturbing is that people are not successful at managing or reducing their stress.
So what’s the problem? Life is full of stress, isn’t it? Perhaps – but
It’s easy to blame stress on work. However, many do nothing to combat the symptoms or the cause of the stress. It’s important to identify the stressful issues that keep you from going forward to enjoy your once sought-after job. Enjoyment of life becomes limited and you may not see a way out.
Not everyone has a partner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Even if you do, it can be of great benefit to be self-compassionate as much as you feel compassion for others. Life can be a tough road at times and it’s advantageous to take care of your needs as well as others. If we should love our neighbor as ourselves, then can’t we also love ourselves as our neighbor?
By reinforcing the positives about yourself or
We enjoyed such a delightful time – laughing, watching the mesmerizing, yet disappointing Super Bowl game at a friend’s home. While some people live and breathe football, others like me appreciate the commercials which oft times are quite humorous along with the half-time show’s energetic gyrations of youthful singers. For the most part, the women at our party gathered in the kitchen to catch up with friends and prepare food. What else is new?