Exercise

Creating your own Wheel of Life can help you see where you excel and where you might need to focus more energy.
Several weeks ago, I was chatting with Rita Williams, Health Coach with Beebe Integrative Health & Wellness, when she mentioned the Wheel of Life, a tool that, broadly speaking, can help you find balance in your life. Naturally, I had to know more, and what she shared with me blew my mind! The Wheel of Life is a circle divided like a pizza into eight slices. Within the wheel, there are 10...
The lesson in life I am learning every day: Be kind. Keep moving and exercising. Keep staying busy, fix any broken or damaged parts when possible, and enjoy every single moment.
I am on my way to the orthopedic surgeon’s office because of pain in my right ankle, no doubt brought on by my 21-mile hike in Norway a few weeks ago. I figure it is tendonitis or something, with just enough discomfort to keep me soaking my foot in a bucket of ice water several times a day (My son’s advice. He played football in college). Sue soaking her foot and ankle in ice. My pending...
It's time to let go of the fear of missing out and just do what you need to do for your own happiness and health.
I know you’ve heard these sayings a million times over: “Time flies,” “Cherish these moments,” or (my favorite), “You’ll never get this time back.” They taunt my anxiety, dance along well with my mom-guilt, and play an occasion chess match with my professional career-driven complex. I am exhausted from the onslaught of overwhelming advice that I need to drop everything that personally serves me in...
Feeling like a couch potato? Lace up those shoes and get out the door!
At the beginning of my pregnancy, I was terrified to run. There was no reason to be scared – the current recommendation is that pregnant women should continue at the level of exercise they were used to before becoming pregnant, unless their provider advises them otherwise – but I was scared nonetheless. By about eight weeks, I knew that I would lose my mind if I went seven plus more months without...
Modeling my new compression socks & following doctor's orders.
I recently had a health scare. After spending an afternoon jumping off a dock at an inlet on the Eastern Shore of Virginia one weekend, I noticed two bruises on my leg. I didn’t think much of it – after all I had been pulling myself out of the inlet onto a rough wooden ledge which became increasingly difficult as the tide went out. I chalked it up to just a bruise. For blogger Rachel Mavity, a...
women in yoga class
At several holiday gatherings I attended in coastal Delaware, I didn’t hear a single word about New Year’s resolutions. I tried to bring them up as fodder for this blog, but to no avail. People were enjoying themselves, talking small talk, joking, eating, drinking, and laughing a lot. Resolutions and any serious discussions regarding the President, the pending tax bill, or other contentious...