Goal Setting: A Positive Start to the New Year


The new year is a time of new beginnings. It is the time to let the past go and look forward to a fresh start. It is also the time when many people make resolutions to change their lives, especially … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge#10 – Alleviate Overwhelm


This wellness challenge is about reducing or alleviating feelings of overwhelm in one or more areas of your life. You can meet this challenge in one of two ways: either scale back what you are asking of yourself or expand … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #9 – Zap Household Obesogens


This week your goal is to reduce your exposure to environmental obesogens. Again, for those of us living in the modern world, eliminating these endocrine-disrupting chemicals from our lives entirely is pretty much impossible. However, there is much you can … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #8 – Zap Obesogens


In past challenges we have talked quite a bit about the link between toxic chemicals and major diseases.  But what do they have to do with fat? Many of these chemicals can alter your genes and cause you to create … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #7 – Zap Tolerations


What are you tolerating? If you are feeling a low level of chronic stress, you may want to look at what the late Coach Thomas Leonard dubbed ‘tolerations’. The idea is that anything you don’t like, annoys you, or that drains … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #5 Buy It Local


Summer is a great time to buy local produce from area farmers. You can find luscious berries, corn, beets, squash and tomatoes ripened on the vine at farmer’s markets, private stands and even some grocery stores. You may even find … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #4 Non-toxic Personal Products


How are you doing with the first three challenges? To recap, our last three goals are: Add only natural sweeteners to beverages such as stevia, a little raw organic sugar, and lo han. Avoid adding artificial sweeteners containing aspartame and … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge#3 – Upgrade Your Water Bottle


The challenge for this week is to ‘boycott the disposable plastic water bottle’ for every day personal use. Several years ago we happily drank water from our taps and carried it in a thermos. That just shows the power of … Continue reading

Why Write My Goal and How Do I Do It?


Dwight Thomas said, “It’s only a dream until you write it down, and then it becomes a goal.” Why is that? Researchers found that when a resolution was only voiced or thought, it usually went by the wayside within a … Continue reading

Wellness Challenge #2 – Green Cleaning


This wellness challenge comes at the perfect time for spring cleaning. As you use up your petroleum based and chemical household cleaners, start switching to green cleaning products. The chemicals in standard cleaning products get into your skin when you … Continue reading