• 3 Words to Avoid When Responding to Others

    I’ve caught myself using these words. You probably have, too! Here are three common words that we sh — will want to avoid when responding to others! “Should” It’s not a good sign when you use it yourself, and you won’t want to use it with others either. Cindy Dove of Purposed Lives is always […]
  • 10 Great Ways to Stay Active in the Winter

    I’m a bicycling enthusiast — when the weather is right! (No rain, no snow, and no excessive heat or cold!)  When the weather is nasty, it can be harder for me to stay fit.  It’s time to get creative and mix things up a bit.  Here are some cold weather options to keep yourself healthy […]
  • So, You’re Finally Ready to Try Yoga : 12 Tips for Newbies

    I don’t think people can truly appreciate yoga until they’ve been away for a while.  My busy schedule has kept me away from class for a while, and my lower back and tight muscles are asking me “Why, Teri, why?”  Yoga is pretty amazing. It’s helped me feel better, and I have friends who swear […]
  • 5 Ways to Put the “Happy” Back in “Happy Holidays!”

    How would you describe your anticipation of the holiday season?  Are you filled with excitement?  Or dread.  Here are 5 tips to help you through the stress and put the joy back in your holiday season. 1. Focus on the Reason for the Season Amidst the hustle and bustle of gift-buying and holiday party preparation, […]
  • 7 Quick-and Healthy, On-the-Go Options for You or Your Kids!

    I’ve given a lot of thought to food prep in the past few days.  I’m a pretty busy person — by choice — and food preparation can feel like such an inconvenience!  I want my meal prep to be a side act, and not the main attraction —  and from the looks of many kids’ […]
  • “Sick? . . . Again?” 11 Ways to Keep Your Child In School and Out of Bed

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin Are you caught off guard by your child’s illnesses, worried about your child’s health, and frustrated with the disruption to your life and work?  You can take back control!  Take a look at these 10 ways to keep your child healthy, happy, […]
  • 7 “Gotta Gets” for Those Challenging Life Transitions

    The nature of the universe is change, and we evolve and grow with change.  However, leaving our comfort zone and adjusting to our new lives can be quite a challenge! Here are some tips to help those transitions go a little more smoothly. Get Organized Start with a calendar.  Whether you are changing jobs, changing […]
  • 3 Must-Haves for Your Morning Smoothie (As Easy as 1-2-3!)

    Smoothies are the new breakfast craze, and why not?  What’s not to like about an easy, on-the-go meal option that gives you a healthy, energetic start to your day?  And if you can get in a full-course, nutrient-rich meal with each sip, so much the better!  Add these 3 must-haves to your morning smoothie for […]
  • 10 Natural Remedies That Work for You AND Your Pet!

    Is your pet as healthy as you are?   Did you know that some of the things that keep you healthy are great for your pet, too? Doing a little research can help you expand your options for keeping your pet at his or her best. Be sure to check with sources you trust and use […]