Your Wellness Blueprint

Your Wellness Blueprint

Want to see what your healthy lifestyle profile really looks like?

Get a visual representation of your health with a Wellness Blueprint.

I developed the wellness blueprint based on 30 years of work in fitness and community development. Over the years I witnessed, first-hand, people of all ages prioritizing time in their day to exercise, participate in programs with family and being involved in their community.

I started to realize that, although important, exercise and eating well were not the only aspects to feeling awesome. And then I started to travel abroad.

What I found were communities of people who rarely ate alone or in front of their computers, who regularly cooked at home and dined with family and friends. They found time in their day, every day, to take a break and rest. They had a sense of balance in their lives that was a natural way of life. I wanted more of this balance in my life.

The Wellness Blueprint is a product of my experience, my interest in longevity and communities that involve the people who live there.

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Why taking a break from your routine is a good thing

Why taking a break from your routine is a good thing

Recharge your batteries

Feeling ready for a little break from your busy routine? This week I dial-it-down to recharge my batteries. Here are a few ways I am doing that:

I rest. I take a week off from my exercise routine.

I still stay active. I still eat well. The recovery for my body and mind is hugely beneficial. I come back to my small but mighty garage gym ready to rock it.

I reflect. What skills do I practice that make me feel awesome? Is there anything I want to change? What can I practice that will connect me to that change?

I plan. I lock in dates for the rest of the year: annual physical, dentists, sports, shows and time off.

Consider taking time off to recharge your batteries. It’s a wonderful and special time of year to do that for yourself.

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipe

A little bit of spice on the cob

This great grilled corn recipe was adapted from Eating Well.

  • 4 ears of corn on the cob, husked and halved
  • 2 T of mayonnaise
  • ½ T of chili powder
  • 4 T finely shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 lime quartered
  • Preheat grill to medium/high

Combine mayonnaise and red pepper in small bowl. Set aside.

Grill corn until start to darken and soften in places. Turn often.

Spread with mayonnaise sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan. Serve.

Wrap in tin foil, take to picnic!

Dessert: Simply Frozen Strawberries Recipe

Dessert: Simply Frozen Strawberries Recipe

Deliciously Sweet and Refreshingly Cold

Frozen strawberries, you can’t get a simpler recipe than that! Frozen strawberries are ideal for those times when you want a cold, refreshing and naturally sweet treat without all the added sugars.


  • Organic Strawberries, trimmed and frozen

Just freeze the berries, and serve up in a special small dish. Let them sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes after removing from the freezer, then enjoy.


Grilled Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Grilled Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Greek flavors and lemon infused chicken

I recently purchased prepared lemon chicken Kebabs at Whole Foods. They were delicious grilled. The lemon flavor was just perfect. I researched how to make them and found this great recipe from Foodie Crush: lemon, olive oil, green onion and garlic!

Yum! This is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!

Couscous and Raspberry Trek Mix

Cook the desired serving amount of couscous according to package directions; fluff with a fork when finished cooking.

Add and mix in 1-2 handfuls of Trader Joe’s Omega Trek mix to couscous. Joe’s mix is a wonderful blend of Omega-rich nuts and dried fruit. I like to cut up raspberries into smaller pieces. Experiment with the amount added to couscous.

For best taste, each serving should only have a small amount of the mix in it.

Perfect for picnics!