Fear Of…Success??

Recently, I hit a couple of big milestones. It’s been over a year since I began this whole “get my health under control because life isn’t messing around” journey. This past week, I busted through a number on the scale that meant a lot to me…I now weigh less than I did when I wasContinue reading “Fear Of…Success??”

Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need

Yesterday was…a day. Both at home and at work, things just seemed to go sideways and by late afternoon I had that craving for chocolate. I was tempted to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. Or…something. I craved comfort. My daughter’s oral surgery issues were continuing, work was driving me up the wall, my husband has surgeryContinue reading “Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need”

You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy

This is a difficult and painful truth. Many of us have people in our lives we worry about, people who desperately need to make changes in their lifestyle to be healthier. It might be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or close friend and it comes from a place of love. You can see them suffering.Continue reading “You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy”

There is NO Perfect, One-Size Fits All Plan…For Anything.

I have always loved a good plan. I love planners, full of pages ready to be filled. I love lists waiting to be checked off. I love all the order and all the potential. Each time I come up with a new plan or program, I’m excited. Recently, I was SUPER excited about a newContinue reading “There is NO Perfect, One-Size Fits All Plan…For Anything.”

The Idea of “Return” and the Body

This Monday is Yom Kippur and the Hebrew word “teshuva” is very much on my mind. It’s often translated as “repentence,” but it’s much better translated as “return.” The idea that we are innately good and we just need to return to that resonates with me much more than the idea that we are inherentlyContinue reading “The Idea of “Return” and the Body”

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?”

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!”

What a Difference a Year Makes!

Facebook reminded me yesterday that it was one year ago this week that I went back to work after surgery on my neck. I had suffered for almost a year from nerve pain and it had gotten to the point all I could do was lay as still as possible in my bed…and even thenContinue reading “What a Difference a Year Makes!”

How Can I “Do” Beachbody if I Keep Kosher?

One of the things that I feel very strongly about is that you really CAN do just about anything you want to do or used to do as a religious person, whether that’s an Orthodox Jew or whatever your faith tradition is. Sure, there are some things that just aren’t compatible, but I think it’sContinue reading “How Can I “Do” Beachbody if I Keep Kosher?”