Every Day Can Be A Pay It Forward Day
(Re-post from The Wellness Universe featured blog on January 3, 2017) During the holiday season, someone will get the urge to perform a random act of kindness for a total stranger. We’ve all heard of paying for the coffee order for the car behind you in the drive-thru and probably have done ourselves. It’s a great feeling and leaves everyone involved with a smile and positive thoughts for the day. So how can we generate more of this every day? First, let’s look at what pay
Sugar....You are SO Busted!!!
How did our love affair with sugar get so out of hand? Besides the fact that it makes everything taste good, sugary foods are constantly in our face, and pretty much in EVERYTHING we eat. So how can we defend ourselves from this daily battle? Getting informed and paying more attention only accounts for half of the armor we need. The other half is getting “real” with ourselves and 1) acknowledging that we are addicted to sugar and 2) what’s causing this addiction. I was at
The Energy of Conflict - Part 2
In Part 1 of The Energy of Conflict, we discussed how listening to each other, looking for what people are not saying, and asking questions to gain clarity were all major keys in identifying how energetic cords are formed and how keeping conversations positive will result in a “win-win” for all parties involved. The next tips continue on this path and provide more real-life scenarios and insights to flip your typical thinking patterns. Be Switzerland We all tend to make judg
THIS is 50! - Childhood Memories
Something unusual caught my eye as I drove into the grocery store parking lot today. It was the Oscar Mayer wienermobile! Immediately the old jingle came to mind. “Oh I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener That is what I truly wish to be. Cause if I was an Oscar Mayer wiener, Everyone would be in love with me.” Its one of those songs that, even after 40+ years, still sticks in my head thinking of the little kids in the commercials singing along. You can’t help but smile! They
THIS is 50! - GIVING THANKS
There is always so much to be grateful for and this time of year seems to bring that out in everyone. I subscribe to a number of different pages on Facebook that have positive quotes, many of which boil down to the more grateful you are for what you have, the more things will come into your life. Notice I didn’t say more “positive” things will come into your life. There will definitely be positives however, I think it’s important to realize that we need to be grateful for
THIS is 50!
If someone would have said to me years ago that my life would really begin at 50, I would have told them to they were crazy. 50? Really? And why do I have to wait that long?!?! Let me just say that it’s definitely been worth the wait! It all started last December when I decided to move to Las Vegas. I know what you’re thinking. Why Vegas? Believe me, I asked myself the same question. My prior experience with Las Vegas was either just coming in for a convention or quick
Life’s Little Rewards - Good or Bad?
Last week, I started thinking about what’s different about where I’m at in my health journey now as compared to say, 3 or 4 years ago. One of the biggest changes has been removing the “reward” system for doing good. You know the one, where you’ve eaten healthy all week or exercised at least 30 minutes a day, or meditated at least 10 minutes a day and now that its the weekend, you feel like you deserve a reward for “being good.” So what do we do, maybe have that fancy Starb
It Takes a Village, Literally!
I know you’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village,” especially in reference to raising a family. Have you thought about how it may “take a village” in raising or finding YOU? For years, whenever someone would ask if I needed help, my answer would be no. I wanted to prove that I was independent and could do things for myself. Plus, I had a vision of how things should be done or what the final outcome should look like and if it wasn’t going in that direction, then I wo
The Blame Game
As I was raking leaves for the last time this season, an analogy came to mind and made me laugh out loud. The scene was someone with a leaf blower pushing all the leaves off his property. It reminded me of pushing blame onto others. Just like the leaves then become someone else’s problem to clean up, we move the blame off of us and onto someone else. Until the leaves all come back to our own yard, that is. We all do it and society lets us. Pushing blame off to others is