Yearly Archives: 2015

2015

Body Boost and Smart Spirit

Body Boost
We had a lovely Thanksgiving Day holiday here. Good friends, family, and an abundance of food. In fact, I’m still working on the leftover mashed potatoes, turkey, and pecan pie. Lots of pie. If, like me, you have a bit of a feast hangover then today’s Body Boost may help. Let’s take a Mindfulness Walk. This can be as structured or unstructured as you like, but the key is to pay attention. […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Body Boost/Smart Spirit, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Body Boost and Smart Spirit Nov 23

Body Boost
This week’s body tip is not an exercise, but a little recipe. Golden Milk is a concoction of spices and milk that is perfect for cooler weather. Heck, even when it is warm you may chill this and it is just as good.

Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory benefits. Adding black pepper to the turmeric mix increases the bioavailability of curcumin. Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar, and ginger has digestive tract benefits. Coconut milk […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Body Boost/Smart Spirit, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Body Boost and Smart Spirit

I decided that I was being selfish. I was sharing some things with only a few people, and realized that everyone can and should benefit. My private clients have been receiving weekly tips from me in addition to my blog posts and individual communication and coaching. These tips have been well received and clients have asked to share them with their friends, so I’m going to add them to my blog postings here!

Body Boosts are […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Body Boost/Smart Spirit, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Authenticity

Ever feel like you aren’t telling the truth? Does your life feel like something you have to put on in the morning, rather than something that flows through you? You are not alone!

Being authentic, and using an authentic voice, is one of my favorite topics to explore. It completely ties in with Worthiness (see blog post Fear and Worthiness) but has a different flavor. Worthiness feels like a receptive quality, while Authenticity is outward-bound. Let’s […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Merriment Menu Week One

Thought I’d take a moment and share my Merriment Menu, mentioned in my blog post yesterday. Here’s mine…would love for you to share yours!

By |September 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make Merry

Whew! August has been a whirlwind. I’m sure I’m the only one who has had a month that just flew by with seemingly little to show for it…right? Oh, wait…you know what I’m talking about?

Sometimes it is hard to tell if we are expecting too much from ourselves, or if we really let the whole ball drop. The entire ball, you know? Not just like…part of a ball. Anyway. Family obligations, household duties, civic […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Follow From the Front?

Are you a leader or a follower? Be honest, you feel like you need to answer “leader” don’t you? We are always hearing about leadership and how important it is. Nobody wants to be a follower! That means that you have no will of your own, that you can’t think, that you are less-than… Right? Hmmm, I beg to differ. I propose that being a leader means following. Think of following as listening, serving, gently […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Stop Look Listen

When was the last time you connected with someone? Now don’t tell me all about your social media, Facebook postings, Tweets, texts, and all of that.  I mean when did you last really have a heart-to-heart moment? In this era of constant communication, unending input and output, and non-stop chatter we need to remind ourselves of what true connection means.

Exchange of information? Could be. Vocal expression? Sure. Written notes? Yes, but how about eye contact? […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guts and Grace

Mae West was gutsy. Grace Kelly was, well, graceful. Usually when we think of these two descriptors we see them as mutually exclusive. You are either go-get-‘em sassy, or diplomatic and ladylike. Olympic athletes are both graceful and gutsy, but they have devoted their entire lives to training, forgoing all else. Is it possible for mere mortals such as we to achieve both guts and grace via our everyday lives?

Well, I’ve gotta say a […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Do Be Do

Do you ever feel like you need to earn a gold star when starting something new? That even though you are new to it, that you should somehow be better than all the other new people? Is there an inner voice that is reminding you to go faster, be sharper, be more successful?

It’s easy to have high expectations of ourselves, and it isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it’s nice to feel like we are […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments