Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Let’s talk MORE about mental health…

In honor of this past Saturday being World Mental Health Day, I wanted to send a big shout out to anyone and everyone who may need to hear this, it is ok not to be ok. And not only is ok not to be ok, it is also more than ok to admit it and… Continue reading Let’s talk MORE about mental health…

Exercise, Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, lifestyle, Mental Health, motivation, Uncategorized, Workout

Taking back some control….

Right now more than ever, we may be struggling with feeling like we are out of control.  At least where I live, we have been under stay-at-home orders for a while now.  I haven’t been able to see my family, friends or my co-workers for almost 6 weeks. I am working from home, eating at… Continue reading Taking back some control….

Exercise, Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized, Workout

The secret to losing weight and getting healthy is…

JUST STAND UP!  Ok, I just heard you roll your eyes but stay with me here!! The good news is losing weight and getting healthy isn’t all that complicated.  You really just need to burn more calories than you are taking in and make sure that you are taking in calories that nourish your body… Continue reading The secret to losing weight and getting healthy is…

Exercise, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Races, running, Uncategorized, Workout

Who me? A Runner?

In the wise words of Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.  In this case the times are when I am running and indeed they are both the best and worst times of my week.  Ok that may be a little dramatic as it is not really the… Continue reading Who me? A Runner?

Exercise, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Workout

Reducing Stress and Anxiety…

Because let’s face it, stress is an inevitable part of life no matter how much I would like to tell you otherwise. We all have to deal with it at some point, right? Whether it be that traffic jam that is making you late for an important appointment. Trying to meet an impossible deadline at… Continue reading Reducing Stress and Anxiety…

Food, Health and Wellness, Uncategorized

What to do when you get a food allergy diagnosis…

Step 1: Don't Panic!! Easier said than done …I know from personal experience.  Panicking is exactly what I did immediately after I hung up the phone with my doctor and received my allergy diagnosis almost ten years ago. I then proceeded to spend several weeks in a tailspin debating whether I would actually be able… Continue reading What to do when you get a food allergy diagnosis…

Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Workout

Another trip around the sun…

and what a trip it was!  🌞 While every year has its ups and downs, I can genuinely look back on this past year of my life and smile! 😊  38 was a GOOD year for me and my feelings of excitement and optimism going into my 39th year of life have more than pleasantly… Continue reading Another trip around the sun…

Fitness, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Lets talk about mental health….

after all we talk so much about how we take care of our physical bodies, why don't we feel as free to talk about how we nourish our mental selves as well?  I was thinking about this issue today as I was driving into work.  I am not really sure why....it was just one of… Continue reading Lets talk about mental health….

Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Anxiety, Endorphins & Me…

Another part of the puzzle that started me on this journey to improving my overall health and wellness is wanting to conquer (or at least get in check) my anxiety.  I know the term anxiety is thrown around quite a bit and if you don't suffer from it I can imagine it is easy to… Continue reading Anxiety, Endorphins & Me…