Monday, 06 November 2017 16:07

It's too SMALL

No...I'm not talking about your weenie, or your paycheck or the size 5 pants that been hanging in your closet for over a year.

I'm talking about your dreams

Dreams… we all have them. Or, so we say.

Often, we keep our dreams in check because we don’t want to feel dissatisfied.

We limit them. We hold back. And we settle for less.

What is your dream?

Friday, 20 October 2017 14:11

Celebs, Vision Boards And Achieving Dreams

What do Jack Canfield, Oprah, Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Perry and many others have in common? They all use vision boards.

Celebrities have hopes and dreams, just like us. But these celebs were able to get to megastar status by writing down goals, creating vision boards, and working hard. When Katy Perry was 9 years old, her teacher invited the class to create a vision board. She pasted a picture of Selena holding a Grammy. Fast forward 15 years, Katy was nominated for her first award!

Friday, 29 September 2017 18:45

Why not being SPECIAL will make you HAPPIER

It’s funny; a lot of people who travel to the third-world claim that people are “happier” there. They often follow it up with some trite testimonial about materialism and how we’d all be so much better-off if we learn to live with less. This might be a fallacy. Poor people in developing cultures aren’t happier; they’re just less worried and less stressed out.

Monday, 02 October 2017 16:38

THE MOST significant QUESTION OF your LIFE

Everyone wants to feel good and live an untroubled, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have great sex and relationships, to look great and make lots of cash and be admired and respected and a total badass to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.

Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 14:31

Why happiness is overrated

The best part of my job is listening to my clients express their problems and recap their life concerns.  Most view their problems in a negative light and the pain of the situation is met with great resistance. Our culture stresses the importance of happiness. If I had a penny for every time a happiness guru has pointed out that our increased possessions have made us no happier than we were 50 years ago, I would have enough money to buy a really good pair of those Bose headphones - you know the ones that enable you to completely block out the happy people nearby, especially the one who is whistling.

If you've ever tried to shed a few pounds, you know it's not easy —but there's nothing more rewarding than the moment you realize that your deliberate, steady progress has paid off. Maybe you've added more vegetables to your diet, or perhaps you've taken up walking every day or join a yoga class. Whatever the case, there's no one thing that leads to losing weight and keeping it off—it's a sequence of little tweaks.

Whether you're getting started on your own weight loss journey or you're looking to stay on track, here are a few hacks to keep in mind.

Friday, 25 August 2017 16:46

White Bean Hummus

This Italian-style puree is served like a condiment—you can serve it on individual small plates with grilled sourdough bread, use it as a spread in your wraps, or take it to your next get-together and serve it as a dip with cut up veggies and toasted pita. It will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to five days. Move over, avocado toast—white bean hummus is here!

After more than a year of trying to “be still” and “quieting my monkey mind”, I finally purchased a book titled, "How to meditate with your Dog", written by James Jacobson.

According to the author, dogs meditate every single day.  Every day, your dog lives totally in the moment where your pooch is focused on simply being…and not doing. Wow, I thought. My dog meditates...a lot.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:31

How owning a dog could improve your health

Nearly everyone will smile when they’re petting a dog. If the dog happens to plant a big kiss right on your hands or face, you will most likely laugh and giggle, even while pushing the dog away. Did you know that dogs can bring more than a smile to your face, though? Research demonstrates that they actually improve your health.

When clients first enter my office, one of the most common goals they have is to shed pounds. They soon find out, however, that it’s easier said than done; there are so many factors that go into a person’s weight-loss journey, and these can be both deeply personal and highly varied.

Monday, 17 July 2017 18:53

Pasta with Marinara Sauce

A nutritious pasta that's a great alternative for children!

Why it’s so good for you:

The health benefits of peppers include relief from cancer, peptic ulcer, menopausal problems, low risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and may also provide relief of pain related to arthritis. It also provides relief from fibromyalgia, skin aging and psoriasis.

DID YOU KNOW? Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C and A, dietary fiber, potassium, folate, and other nutrients. Arugula, sometimes known by the more interesting name "rocket," is famous salad green that's loved for its delightfully pungent leaves and unique appearance. It has glucosinates that offer antioxidant benefits and enzymes that can help with detoxification. Arugula is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, and K, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and potassium. You can also get high levels of zinc, copper, protein, thiamin, and pantothenic acid from this vegetable.