Unexpected wellness tools

I was thinking about this recently because I know I’ve been pretty vocal about my passion for productivity and time management tools. I’m a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam, a well-known writer on time management. She offers a lot of great tips in her books and on her blog. The other day, a light bulb [...]

The Keto Diet: Navigating a new way of eating

As I mentioned in my last post about starting the ketogenic diet with my husband, we did a lot of research prior to starting. Understanding how this new way of eating works prior to starting was key. I think it’s a way of eating that many people just don’t understand and I know I didn’t [...]

Challenging yourself: Figuring out the differences between valid reasons & excuses

I have challenged myself many times, in many different ways, mentally and physically, over the years. I love to overcome a good challenge. I love to prove to myself that I can do something. I love to prove to others, especially anyone who has ever doubted me, that I can do something. But sometimes when [...]

The ketogenic diet – a new perspective on our body’s fuel

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I gained some of the weight back that I’d lost once I stopped being able to exercise regularly. Between that and just feeling down in the dumps about it, plus the holidays—because the holidays run from October when the Halloween candy comes out through New Year’s Eve when we [...]

Overcoming my back injury

In my last post, I chronicled the back injury I endured last fall. I’ve slowly recovered from this injury, but it wasn’t without a lot of frustration, tears, work to get stronger and a complete fear of re-injury. I cautiously started back to boxing in January, a few rounds at a time while doing the [...]

The back injury that set me back

Note: I was going to write one post about my injury and my comeback, but it got long so I broke it up into two parts. Part two to come later this week.  I took a significant break from blogging throughout last summer and fall and haven’t really shared a lot about it. During the [...]

Mindfulness: It’s all the rage

Everywhere you turn lately, you can find articles on mindfulness. According to Psychology Today, “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment [...]