I know most people realize they need to take care of themselves. However, many people think that if they spend “extra” time on themselves, like rest and relaxation, or something especially kind, like getting a massage, that they are being selfish. My goal is to show you that helping yourself is essential for helping others. … Read moreSelf Care Isn’t Selfish!
The Balance Between New and Old Actually, I wanted to call this article “Conservative or Liberal, throwing the baby out with the bathwater”! But that sounds political, and this is not about politics, although it might be. To me, the term “conservative” means “conserving the wisdom of our past”, and liberal means “liberating ourselves from … Read moreWhy We Have No Elders
You may have, it is sort of “trendy” nowadays. If you haven’t I’d like to give you an idea ofwhat it is all about, and the mindset behind it. You may find it is something you should look into, so I will provide some websites at the end. If you have no interest whatsoever, do … Read moreHave You Heard of Minimalism?
I guess your first response is “I understand the lost art of cooking, but what do you mean by grateful cooking?” Yes, we seem to have lost the art of cooking, but we have also lost the art of gratefulness. We think about what will “make us happy”, or stimulate our tastebuds, or complete our … Read moreThe Lost Art of Grateful Cooking
The New Year is here, and many people think of all the changes they are going to make this year. Resolutions are talked about for most of the month of January. This is the time when gyms get crowded…for the first three weeks of January, then it thins out again. I believe this is indicative … Read moreMy Year of Transition
Patti Bealer Health You can health at any age! This month’s challenge: Eat Responsibly! It is the Holiday Season and we have so many celebrations, whether official, traditional or spontaneous, that give us cause to eat. Not just eat, but to eat out of control. Between the social settings, the family dynamics and … Read moreEat Responsibly!
Why do we pack on the pounds during the holidays, and what do we do about it? There are some statistics that indicate that the “average” American gains between 7 – 10 pounds of weight just during the holiday season, which basically covers Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are other holidays in there, and I … Read moreDealing with the holiday eating frenzy!
Do you find yourself at the office potluck or a social gathering reaching for food to make you feel comfortable? Take my Party Challenge! One of the issues with gatherings is they usually have less than healthy food choices. Another one is you may not know very many of the people there, and the person … Read moreHoliday Party Challenge
Are you one of the many of us that gain Holiday weight? Have you noticed that when we go from the hot summer weather to the cooler fall temperatures, we start looking for those warm, sweet comfort foods? Remember my article Just Say No? I warned that when the holiday season starts, we start finding … Read moreThe Weight Gain Season Has Started!
Are you looking forward to the Holidays, but not gaining all that weight? We know the Holidays usually means an extra 6 pounds to take off in January, but how do we avoid that and not end up with a dreary January? When Fall comes around, so does “that atmosphere”! It’s an exciting atmosphere of … Read moreSurviving the Holidays Without Weight Gain!