Your heart beats about 115,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. It beats 2.5 billion to 3 billion times in a lifetime. Seems like if anyone deserves a Valentine this month, it’s our heart. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that February is also National Heart Health Month! Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women and men in the United States and … [Read more...] about What are you Getting your Self-Care for Valentine’s Day?
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776. We think of this as the birthday of our nation. But the story of our nation’s quest for freedom is a long, winding one. And, it’s not over. Yes! I know that by the time you read this, … [Read more...] about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness
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. I’m not buying flowers … [Read more...] about Your Heart is the Best Valentine’s Day Gift