I was reading an article the other day that talked about sample interview questions. One of the questions was, “Tell me a time when you made a bad decision. What did you do?” This sparked my interest. Unless our instincts are yelling at us NOT to do something and we do it anyway, we naturally don’t set out to make bad decisions. Given the information we have at the time, we choose what we feel is best option. The word “decision” was jumping out at me and I wondered what
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
The Energy of Conflict - Part 1
When there’s a lot of drama and conflict between two parties, we have a tendency to say we’re at our wit’s end or at the end of our rope. Little do people know how true that actually is. From an energetic standpoint, we are all connected. If we look at a spider web, we see all the different strands that hold the web together. Think of these as cords of energy and each person we come into contact with is another silky strand. Some will be short relationships and the stran
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
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
Your Body is Talking, Are You Listening?
Our bodies are amazing and unique machines. If you think about the intricacies of how each cell, neuron, muscle, organ, vein, etc.. all work together to keep us up and running each day, you can’t help but be awestruck. One thing that is so often overlooked is the fact that our bodies were created to heal themselves. Those aches, pains, moods are like the little knock on the door or the voice saying, “Hello? Excuse me? Can I get your attention, please?” Let’s take a look at