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,...

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...

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...

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. Ingredients: Organic...

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,...

Couscous and Raspberry Trek Mix

1 box plain couscous Trader Joe’s Omega 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...

Admitting you’re home sick and dealing with it

Winter Travel. Winter travel on an airplane. Winter travel on an airplane with a guy hacking up a lung two rows back. Yep, I got sick recently from the guy two rows back. I’m positive it was his fault. More about him later. My recent bout with pneumonia (I was...

Sauteed Shrimp Recipe

This recipe is adapted from Rachael Ray’s 4-minute spicy shrimp. It serves 4 people. INGREDIENTS: 2 dozen jumbo wild shrimp cleaned, deveined with tails on 3 T extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves of garlic, peeled ½ t of crushed red pepper flakes Coarse salt and pepper 1...

Staying Consistent When a Busy Life Gets in the Way

You’re super busy. Yes, you go to the gym and eat pretty well, but, you want to be more consistent. You want to stay on track for the long term. Too often, though, life just seems to get in the way. Go from thinking you don't enough time for yourself to becoming a...

Case Study: “I’m tired of figuring out what to eat for lunch.”

Easy lunch while working from home? It's possible! These days, so many of us work from home, a situation that can be both a blessing and a curse! The luxury of being at home all day - with access to your own kitchen - sounds ideal for practicing great nutritional...

Using Skills, NOT Diets, to Promote Lasting Weight Loss

Why Learning Skills Works and Diets Don't Most of us know the importance of eating mostly whole foods to stay lean and healthy - protein, veggies, healthy carbs and fat. So, if we know what to eat, why is starting and stopping diets (aka dieting) such a strong force...

Find Healthy Food in U.S. Airports

Many of us will be headed to airports this summer. Eating a satisfying meal prior to heading to the airport is strongly advised - setting yourself up for a more pleasant flight by being well fed before leaving the tarmac. Long airport layovers and/or delays are...

Road Trip this Weekend? 4 Tips for Arriving Ready and Refreshed

Simple Strategies For Feeling Your Best You know that feeling you get after a many-hour journey in the car munching on crackers and cookies for the last 300 miles? You know when your friends are waiting for you at your favorite restaurant, looking good and excited for...

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