Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
At some point in my mid-twenties, I recognized that exercise would always be an integral part of my life. I had been consistently working out for years and enjoyed the physiological and psychological benefits of my fitness routine. I couldn't ima... Read more
One of life's biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them. It's not that they don't have good intentions, or the desire for change isn't great. It's that change i... Read more
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
While taking Tai Chi classes to recover from a mild stroke, a good friend along with my tai chi instructor helped me find my passion. They are two of my spirit guides that provided the perspectives and insights that guided me towards my true calling.... Read more
I've been gaining more and more weight since I broke my wrist, unfortunately my wrist is permently damaged because during surgery to fix it the Dr cut my median nerve, now I have very little use of my right hand. Ex reside has been at a stand still.... Read more
So freaking tired. My life has been chaotic, with abuse and endless moving! I lost 20 lb basically from skipping meals, even with cookie binges, I didn't even notice. Now I have so much work to do and no energy! Should I eat more?... Read more
1st month of a healthier life is down. It has been a bumpy road, but have managed to find a way with my busy schedule to prep healthy meals and workout. 17.8# down, only 97.2# left to goal!... Read more
Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra... Read more
About an hour or so before bed, drink a cup of peppermint herbal tea, sweetened with stevia. It's relaxing and it's like Christmas in a cup! =) Great way to relax/destress after a long day or a tough workout.... Read more
When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no... Read more
Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep... Read more
Having started this stressless journey is due to the goal that I have set for this month. This June I'm going t loss those 2 pounds that keep coming back time after time. My body has a set point of 270. I'm going to break that set point this mont... Read more
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