I hope you are well. Writing this, I am struck knowing that many will not be well by the time the paper arrives. I feel it in my chest. Hot and tight. Sound familiar? It's the same thing I feel when I remember that my kid doesn't get an 8th grade dance. I know. It's just a dance. He's not being conscripted. Our family hasn't lost anyone close to us. We have a comfortable … [Read more...] about 7 Things You Can Do Right Now
The question I get most often regarding exercise is, "What is the best kind of exercise I can get?" Which I often answer with something like, "Well, that depends on your fitness level and your personal goals," which isn’t definitively true. There is, in fact, one form of exercise that doctors, trainers and other health professionals all agree is the single best method for … [Read more...] about Community Wellness Instigator: Walking Our Way Well
Valentine's Day. Most years, I am sort of a “it’s made up to boost the card, flower and chocolate industries”-girl. While I love any excuse to love on my husband and kids, it’s never more than a card, small momento or box of chocolate, if I happen to trip over it in the grocery store. This year however, I am buying into it, whole hog. Erika Taylor I’m not … [Read more...] about Your Heart is the Best Valentine’s Day Gift
Even after three decades in the field, I am astounded by the messages I get mid-January full of disappointment, even shame, that the firm, passionate resolutions made just days earlier have already become broken promises. Erika Taylor Well, guess what? Eighty percent of new year’s resolutions are broken by February. We come off the highs of the holiday season, full of … [Read more...] about Taylor: How to Stop Re-Solving and Keep Evolving
How’s your holiday spirit? Does the wonder of wrapping gifts, sending cards, shoveling walks, finding that party dress and elbowing through Costco have you bursting with holiday happiness? No? Most of us have learned that we are supposed to be happy, positive and grateful. Grateful for the opportunities that life has presented us, grateful for our health, grateful for … [Read more...] about All Gratitude, All the Time? No, Thank You.