There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress
It is easy to pull a fire alarm and cause panic, feet rushing through the halls to the exit. Others stopping to grab valuables on the way. Very few checking to see if there are any wisps of smoke. Right now the sirens are blaring but no one has stopped to question whether this is just a test or perhaps something that a single fire truck can manage. Instead we’ve got the whole crew out there and people are flocking to the scene. … More Research Instead of Hysteria
We are into the last week of February. Where in the world has all the time gone? This year is already traveling at light speed! My yoga class has dwindled back down to a tolerable amount of students, when in January all the New Year’s dreamers had us packed in like sardines, full of giggles, talking, making it anything but a relaxing, strengthening workout. While it’s sad that so many people fall off the wagon so to speak, with their annual resolutions, it’s not all that surprising. In fact it’s so predictable, most classes found at a gym refuse to provide a bigger space unless the attendance is still high past the month of January. … More When Your New Year’s Resolution Disappoints You
It’s so easy to start a challenge strong, so exciting to jump headfirst into the attack plan of a new goal. What isn’t as easy is the journey. … More #Last90Days at a Close
There were several memories however, of cold November and December evenings looking up at the stars through a heavy pair of binoculars on top of the hill, gravel beneath her feet. She started learning her constellations but typically had a hard time finding them without a little help. She would wander back down the hill, her tiny hand in her daddy’s large fingers, to the little two-bedroom farm house where her grandmother now lived. … More Christmas Sentiment
I spent 30 minutes sitting by a crackling fire doing nothing but creating my joy list. … More Five Holiday Traditions I Can’t Live Without
We’ve all heard that we should be grateful for what we have, and that is often easier said than done, especially when no one teaches us how. … More Five to Thrive: It’s the Little Things!
As part of my newfound journey of healthy eating and being on the go, I’ve found that protein smoothies have a way of making sure I get lots of fruits and veggies without all the fuss of a million dishes and the time it takes to prepare a fully cooked meal. Plus a flavored protein powder helps make sure I’m getting the nutrients my body needs. Here are a few of my favorite combos: … More Smoothie Love
Substituting water seems like an easy enough solution to quenching my thirst, but drinking enough water left me with a few challenges. How much was enough? … More Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!
There was a time in college when seemingly out of nowhere I realized I didn’t actually enjoy being around the people in my circle. It wasn’t after reading a self-help book or going to a seminar, in fact it was shortly after I realized that every time we hung out, we were drinking alcohol. Every. Single. Time. … More Five to Thrive: Drop It! (Like it’s Hot?)