Why Wellness is a Daily Job

“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” (from Forrest Gump) And to further that quote… “You get what you settle for.” (from Thelma and Louise) Because… “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” (from Lord of…

Writing for Wellness

Living in a technologically-driven society and joining the movement for sustainability (i.e. paper and waste reduction, energy efficiency, renewable resources, and biodegradable, recyclable, eco-friendly products), it’s a wonder I even write anymore. I cringe at the thought of wasted and unrecycled paper. If we are going to cut down our trees – the Oxygen source,…

Mindfulness and Meditation

There are plenty of times when I want to give up. Give up exercising, give up eating well, give up loving, give up helping, give up smiling. It is in those moments where I feel like giving up that I realize there is nothing to give up except perfection. I can exhale with relief. All…

On Going to Therapy

If you think you might need therapy, maybe you should go. The thought might cross your mind, but you may not take action. Sometimes, however, other people (besides friends and family) can be the lens you need in order to get the support you need or to make lasting changes in your life. Going to…

How to Begin a Yoga Practice

The first thing one learns in Yoga is that it’s all about breathing. To begin your Yoga practice, please pay attention to your breath. You are not looking for anything in particular. Once you have learned to breathe, there are numerous outlets for learning the asanas (poses) of Yoga: DVDs Books Online videos In-person sessions…