What is a “Mobility Hygiene Routine” and Why Do I Need One?

I’m 43 years old this year and one thing that I’ve discovered about aging is that my body requires more and more maintenance. It’s become more and more like an older car that needs a lot more tinkering and regular maintenance in order to run close to what it used to. I’ve actually started flossingContinue reading “What is a “Mobility Hygiene Routine” and Why Do I Need One?”

Your Body Isn’t a Mistake…or a Curse

I have spent a large portion of my life wishing my body was something different than what it is, comparing it to the bodies of other women. It started as a child. I wanted to be taller, thinner, more delicate. Instead, I remained on the shorter side, with a stocky build. I wasn’t gifted atContinue reading “Your Body Isn’t a Mistake…or a Curse”

Do You Serve a Purpose or Purposely Serve?

One thing I believe strongly is that life isn’t random, that there is a plan and that each of us have an important part to play in that plan. Recently, we marked the anniversary of 9/11, a day in this country that saw acts of horrible violence, but also acts of extraordinary bravery. Countless everydayContinue reading “Do You Serve a Purpose or Purposely Serve?”

When I’m Shaking…Lessons Learned From the Barre

There are moments in life where I feel I can’t hold on any longer, when I feel like I don’t have the strength. Moments when bad news hits me in the gut suddenly or stress and pressure mount up to the point I feel like I will fail under the strain. Moments when I amContinue reading “When I’m Shaking…Lessons Learned From the Barre”

Elul, Wake Up Calls, and Why I’m Doing This…

Even if it’s not your New Year coming up, this time of year, with Fall coming in, lends itself well to new beginnings, whether it’s the energy of kids going back to school or the return to our more usual life after summer, Autumn seems to call for a similar introspection as January. For Jews,Continue reading “Elul, Wake Up Calls, and Why I’m Doing This…”

Cultivating Joy in Rocky Soil

I don’t know a single person who has had an easy year this year. Most families I know have had health challenges of some kind. Others have had employment challenges or financial woes. Everywhere, there are additional stresses of remote work and learning and the pain of isolation from our usual social outlets. More personally,Continue reading “Cultivating Joy in Rocky Soil”

Hobbit Breakfast Scramble Recipe

This recipe is really more a template I use to make a breakfast scramble that I have for breakfast 6 days a week. It got it’s name because it’s usually my “second breakfast” and I was joking that I eat like a hobbit, with smaller meals every 2-3 hours, similar to the hobbits in LordContinue reading “Hobbit Breakfast Scramble Recipe”

Why 2020 is THE Year to Work on Your Health!

There is not a single person I know who isn’t having a rough time this year. I know people struggling with work circumstances, either having lost a job or having to work crazy hours to make up for cutbacks. I know people worried about their health or the health of their loved ones. I knowContinue reading “Why 2020 is THE Year to Work on Your Health!”

September Book Review – Atomic Habits by James Clear

I’m going to be doing a monthly book review or a review of a podcast with the theme on self-improvement, diet, or fitness. I’m always reading or listening to these things in my free time, so I might as well share the good ones! This month’s book, Atomic Habits, is definitely one of the goodContinue reading “September Book Review – Atomic Habits by James Clear”

How I Handle Holidays…Without Getting Off Track!

How many times have you been doing great with workouts and eating…making steady progress and then…BAM! Holidays hit and next thing you know you’re waking up in a carb inspired stupor, gravy dribbled down your chin? Ok, maybe that’s just me, but holidays are one of the toughest times for any eating plan. Most holidayContinue reading “How I Handle Holidays…Without Getting Off Track!”