The mind is powerful. It’s incredible how strong a movement, a scent, a look, a sunset, a photo, a movie, a dream, or a song can elicit memories from your past, contemplations of your present, and worries or excitements towards your future. Music – like Luke and The Force – is strong with this one. I feel … More “Where words fail, music speaks” -Hans Christian Andersen
Here’s a fun fact: I love learning. I love learning about new ideas, stories, people, recipes, practices, routines, places, and myself…. This life is full of wonder and I hope and pray that I will keep my eyes and my mind open to all that I have yet to learn. I thoroughly enjoy being a student! I want to … More My Never-ending Story
The Doldrums. In the dark, cold, post-holiday-bliss days of winter in not-so-sunny New Jersey, I sit and type and wonder WHY? Why do I feel so blah? So tired? Lethargic? Angsty? Irritable? And then (after warning him of my mood) my husband reminds me, “Might be those Winter Blues.” Oh, is he right! I am a self-proclaimed … More Ho hum.
This has been a year of profound realizations for me. Personally and professionally. The holiday season always gets me verklempt and this year is no different. The lights, sounds, scents, gatherings, general feelings of positivity and love…gets me every time! I recognized how #blessed, but earnestly, how RICH I am. I have been blessed with great health: … More Rich Girl
I have a secret: I am truly living! With a summer spent enjoying each moment of my days, rich with family, friends, and special memories, I was able to reconnect to my passions, rejuvenate myself, and reinvigorate my zest for the here and now. My heart and mind have been grounded, mindful, thankful; I feel as though I … More “Just Live”
Hi readers! I am back! You don’t need to hear my excuses (“life got so busy”, lack of time, inspiration, yada, yada) but my life has been blessed, my days have been happily occupied, and my heart has been full. I am swelling with pride over the accomplishments of my family and friends recently. I WANT … More Pride
Think about this: How do you stay focused, committed, and consistent with the aspects of your life that are important to you? Prioritize. Now, think about this: How can we make our goals, dreams, and aspirations a TOP priority? I have been feeling inconsistent lately. Especially in these times of inconsistent weather and fluctuating schedules; I … More Being Consistent
Accountability (noun): the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions Who holds you accountable? Who takes responsibility for your actions? Your choices? What I teach my students, is “YOU are in charge of you. No one is forcing you to do anything that … More Accountability
There are few things better than (an early morning school cancellation!) cuddling up on your couch with hot coffee, soft blankets, Netflix, a good book, and the snow falling in sheets outside. BUT! I implore you to take at least 30 minutes to an hour of your day and get a workout in. Get your … More Snow Day = No Excuses Day
Have you ever had one of those weekends (weeks? months?) when your healthy lifestyle has gone out the window? You feel bloated. Your clothes don’t fit. Your energy is caput. And you are CRANKY. How can you shake yourself out of the bad habits and back into healthy living? Set those SMART Goals: Weight goal – 5 … More ENCOURAGEMENT!