Have you seen this graphic/meme/tweet circulating social channels? As funny as it may be, it’s scary true – especially for those of us who are taking time off. Wednesday feels like a Monday. It’s “normal” to be eating cookies for breakfast and going to the movies midweek. College football is on every day and weekend news anchors are filling in on a Thursday. Nothing is familiar or routine, and our bodies and minds are confused. If you are feeling bloated, tired, cranky and su
The Holidays are Here… Cue the Sleigh Bells and Stress Eating! Three days until Christmas; 10 to the New Year! If you’re not feeling the pressure and stress, you might be superhuman. Even the most prepared and organized person will be experiencing some level of stress and overwhelm as they try to get it all done. As you make those last-minute shopping trips, bake those final batches of cookies and wrap the gifts, I want to remind you not to forget about YOU. A stressed, dist
Spring ahead into a busier schedule Daylight Saving Time is here and with it comes more daylight and more “stuff” to cram into our already hectic 24 hours. Somehow, we rationalize that more sunlight gives us more time (it doesn’t, obvi) yet little of that “new found” time is spent on ourselves. Wait. What? We get all this energy around more daylight and then fill it with other people’s priorities. Hmm. Ok. How’s that working for ya? Look – more daylight or not, we have 24 hou
Willpower is a Limited but Renewable Resource Someone in my Facebook group asked a great question the other day…how do I gain more willpower to make the right food choices? There were some great answers from other members about the importance of accountability, taking small steps to improve versus trying to “fix” everything you’ve done wrong in the past, and giving yourself a break sometimes because, none of us is perfect. But it got me thinking even more about the question.
Excuses, Excuses… Kids are great at finding the funniest reasons why they can’t or won’t do something. Usually involves a scary monster under the bed at bedtime or a suddenly sick tummy right before the bus arrives. But don’t discount your own adult ability to come up with some super creative reasons why you can’t workout, make a healthy dinner or block off some time to decompress and de-stress. We are pretty good at creating reasons, excuses and barriers to the very goals WE
You’re Missing Opportunities I’m going to ruffle some feathers with this blog post but I feel like it’s time to get real and call it like I see it. Because you’re leaving money on the table. Like it or not…Your waistline affects your bottom line. Your income suffers when you are overweight, unhealthy and don’t like how you look. Yep. I just said that. Why? Because your health and wealth (however you define it) are intertwined. I could point to studies that prove this . Like t
Women who encourage other women to have more balance and be more present in their family’s lives. All the while, they are a boiling pot of stress ready for the lid to blow off and to let out all the pent up steam. All because of a few bad habits. Professional women are unique creatures. We have the amazing ability to appear to be doing it all — Killing it at work; making it to all the kids’ soccer games; volunteering at the local animal shelter. Only to go home and collapse f