February 1, 2020

As a young, single adult, nobody speaks about bowel movements; in fact, we deny even having them.  Then we reach middle age and we can’t stop talking about our bowel movements, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, bowel obstruction,...

January 1, 2020

Practice gratitude

Stop complaining/excuses


Compliment at least one person per day

Volunteer regularly

Call my mother more frequently

Rather than reducing my spending, make more money!

Forgive someone

Make regular doctor appointments

Donate to an important cause


December 2, 2019

Since my birthday is one week after Thanksgiving, three weeks before Christmas and four weeks before New Year’s, I’ve always allowed myself to “free-feed” during the winter holidays.  Unfortunately, I still haven’t taken off the weight from last year, so I’m going to h...

November 2, 2019

There was a time, not too long ago, when I would giggle to myself at a grown woman with bangs.  You see, back in the 80s's we all had bangs, so I would always assume this woman was about my age and just hadn't changed her look in 30+ years. Now, however, I think she mi...

October 5, 2019

Around the age of fifty it seems we know at least one friend, coworker or family member with cancer.  Breast cancer, uterine cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, colon and rectum cancers are most commonly detected in women around the age of 50. 

I a...

September 6, 2019

Do fasting and low-carb diets make you smarter?

Plato said that he fasted for greater physical and mental efficiency; Pythagoras only admitted disciples of higher learning into his teachings after a period of fasting to clear the mind.  It is also well documented that S...

August 1, 2019

By now you've heard all the buzz about Ketogenic Diets and Low Carbohydrate Diets, but what are they, how do they work, and is it for you?  

A Low Carbohydrate Diet (LCD, but often called "low card") is generally applied to diets that restrict carbohydrates and a K...

October 18, 2018

My Story

Fitness has been my life and passion for over 40 years.  As a child I danced, then I was a high school cheer leader, and in college I discovered aerobics and weight training.  My transition into aerobics and fitness competitions was no surprise for anyone who k...

October 17, 2018

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the third Wednesday of October, millions of women leave their bras at home to bring attention to breast reconstruction after cancer.

National No BRA Day originated in Canada where Dr. Mitchell Brown, plastic su...

April 8, 2018

Getting motivated is easy, fun and exciting!  The planning, the dreaming, and the immediate rewards give you the energy of a teenager in love; however, staying motivated is another story.  There will be days that the act of putting on your running shoes will feel like...

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