Reason #1001 Why My Husband Is So Smart

I married a very, very smart man.  Why?  He listens to me. Peter loves to ride his road bike, and he likes to go on long rides, long enough to be “completely worn out.”  He knows that going out 2 days in a row will just be too much, yet he has such a hard[…]

Daily Exercise Offsets Unhealthy Changes from Short-Term Overeating

A recent study of 26 healthy men highlights the amazing benefits – even in a brief time period – of regular exercise.  Several previous studies have shown unhealthy changes in blood sugar control as well as genetic changes to fat cells in response to overfeeding. This study compared two groups, both of which were significantly overfed[…]

The Magic of Genetics . . . Check out the ears!

Is this not cute?!  Admittedly, I am biased.  The big guy is my husband Peter, and the little one is Peter too (“Re – Pete”), his grandson.  This picture is now my screen saver.  It makes me smile every time I sit at my computer, which is often. Ah, the magic of genetics. No one[…]

Are you fueling your goals or starving them?

If you want to ride a bike over 30 miles, you must put enough fuel in your tank.  This is actually a note to myself.  I just returned from a long – and hilly – ride with my cycling-addicted husband.  Although regular workouts are part of my established lifestyle, my workouts are usually much more[…]

I Have Mental Whiplash From My Lab Results

I had a lipid panel done at the end of April.  Looking back at the numbers (below) from the past 6 years made me dizzy!  Up and down they go – like a roller coaster ride.  I have a theory – not scientific, just personal experience – that the hormonal fluctuations of menopause are often[…]

There is nothing wrong with being a “slow-ass turtle”

Here is another example of the the wisdom that comes from participants in my groups – absolutely brilliant! My motto is you live once, do everything in moderation………not everyday will you go eat a fish fry, but if you are out on a Fri and feel like one because you do not like baked trout,[…]

What are the healthiest actions you can take in the moment . . .

. . . to have the healthiest overall health in the long run?  Think about it.  I didn’t ask, “What are the healthiest actions you can take in the moment?”  The answer to that question for most people would be a form of “super behavior”, maybe an ideal super activity (if there is such a[…]

Never Underestimate the Value of Maintenance

We all forget to be grateful for what we have.  It’s human nature.  Every so often we get reminders, usually when we lose something and then we appreciate it.  Sometimes it is money or material items.  I recently lost my iPod, and I really appreciate it now that it’s gone!  Even if we have not personally[…]

Reflections on My Yoga Weekend

Exhilarated and fired up!  Drained and surrendering.  That is how I feel after 20 hours of yoga training this past weekend.  Light/dark, strong/weak, confident/self doubting – all at once.  Today I am reflecting on the dual nature of all things, but specifically related to me and my experience. Among all of the universal truth reminders,[…]