I am on a mission to empower YOU to live fully and enjoy a healthy, active, abundant and resilient life!

10,000 may NOT be the "magic number" of steps per day! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes mindful movement morning practice real food resilience stress-free Jan 15, 2022

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Being physically active is one of the most important and powerful ways to maintain good health. You may have heard the health recommendation to get “10,000 steps per day.” 

New research shows that similar health benefits are seen when people get as little as...

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Create Your Own "Blue Zone" for Longevity! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation mindful movement morning practice real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Jan 09, 2022

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again.

Lifestyle factors, the things you do everyday over the long-term can add up to...

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Looking Back with Thanks and Ahead with Hope Jan 02, 2022

You're likely reading a lot this week about practicing gratitude, as well as creating hopeful plans for the future–and I will get to that in a minute.  But first I’d like to explain why these practices can make such a difference.

It’s all about the effect that a positive...

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10 Self-Care, Self-Love Gifts for You! healthy living meditation mindful movement morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy resilience sleep stress-free Dec 24, 2021

We all know that the weeks leading up to the holidays can be hectic and full of stress as we try to do more than ever to make life wonderful for our family and friends.  But that can sure take a toll on our bodies and minds with all the rushing around trying to get it all done.

So whether or...

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Minding Your Brain: What can happen as we age, and how to avoid it healthy eating healthy living meditation mindful movement real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Dec 14, 2021

As the Baby Boomers become Seniors, and as they (we!) feel our bodies and minds start to exhibit some of the feared characteristics of aging, more and more research and attention is being directed to the science of aging.

Many of the negative stereotypes and dogmatic beliefs about aging are...

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The MIND diet for better brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Dec 12, 2021

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First of all thank-you to everyone who answered my Healthy Longevity survey, letting me know what issues are concerning you as you age.  And the #1 pick, listed by 80% of respondents?  Cognitive Decline and other Brain Issues.  I’m not...

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Mindfulness and Meditation...Do They Really Work? healthy living meditation mindful movement morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy resilience sleep stress-free Dec 05, 2021

Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords these days.  It seems like everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, is touting the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation.

But just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it … or does...

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We try to stay healthy as we age - what goes wrong? healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation mindful movement real food resilience sleep stress-free Nov 28, 2021

I’ve been writing for a while now about topics and ideas that I’m passionate about, and they all basically boil down to the health of our bodies and minds.

  • How can we be healthy despite our modern lifestyles?
  • How can we be resilient?
  • What can we do to “turn back the clock on...
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Will you eat your way through the stress of the holidays? healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Nov 21, 2021

If you’ve done any shopping recently or strolled down the business district wherever you live, you know that the “holiday season” is upon us.  Stores are selling “must have” gifts and festive decor items, holiday music is playing, children are SO excited as they...

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Holiday Sweets and Treats Without the Sugar Overload! healthy eating healthy recipes real food resilience sugarfree Nov 14, 2021

It's that time of year!  Temperatures are dropping, snow is in the forecast, nights are getting longer, and the holiday season is almost here.  And while it can be a wonderful time of year with friends and family, social interaction (safely, of course) and lots of celebration, that also...

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Why we should all be lifting weights healthy living mindful movement resilience strength training Nov 07, 2021

Last week I headed back to the gym, for a CrossFit-style workout, for the first time in almost 2 years.

I loved it!  And wondered "What took me so long?"

While I have equipment and weights at home, I find that it’s not always easy to motivate myself, and let's face it - sometimes we...

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Get your winter sunshine -- Vitamin D, that is! healthy eating healthy living real food resilience stress-free Oct 31, 2021

Vitamin D is often called the Sunshine Vitamin

It plays many important roles in our bodies, and yet many of us have a chronic deficiency so that our health may be suffering.

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble steroids, stored in the liver and fatty tissues.  In humans, the most...

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