[First posted in February 2020] On Saturday, my son made two three-point shots back to back at his basketball game. I was so proud of him—not necessarily because he made the shots, but because he TOOK them. Taking those far away shots is out of character for him. He loves basketball—likes to play it any … Continue reading Increase Your Odds by Taking Risks
This week’s Healthy Habit will focus on diet. While I will not tell you what you should eat, I will recommend that you make a conscious effort to eat healthy. I admit that I have struggled with this; I start out great—eating well, tracking my calories and intake, and then – boom – I give … Continue reading Track a Healthy Diet
I realized that this re-posting had to be modified given the current situation of social distancing and wearing masks. Even if it is hard to see one's smile through a mask, say HELLO, be pleasant, wish others a nice day. Now more than ever, that extra personal touch is needed! . . . You may … Continue reading Hold the Door for Others and Smile
Make Exercise a Regular Practice This week’s Healthy Habit involves the ugly big E-word. . .exercise. It is so easy to avoid. It is often dreaded and feared. It can be downright intimidating and hard to start doing. . .or sticking with. But, it is critical for so many reasons: - Your overall health (it … Continue reading Make Exercise a Regular Practice
Procrastination is often the result of fear, the unknown, or downright lack of motivation. The hardest thing on your ‘To Do’ list is often the thing that is done last or put aside. And what happens? It looms, festers, and weighs on you like a nagging, anxiety-inducing annoyance. But when you tackle it first – … Continue reading Tackle the Hardest Thing on Your To Do List First
“If you would like to accomplish something, you must expect this of yourself.” - Wayne Dyer That sounds so simple. BUT, ask yourself . . . are you REALLY expecting to accomplish your goals when you set them? Or, are you setting … Continue reading EXPECT to Achieve Your Goals
[Originally posted December 23, 2019] BE PRESENT with your family and loved ones. Not just this holiday season, but as a daily practice. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year--for many of us. For some, it is a reminder of the loved ones they've lost or from whom they are separated. Sadly, this Christmas … Continue reading Be Present With Your Family and Loved Ones
Drink AT LEAST 8 -10 Glasses of Water Per Day This one little habit can make a world of difference in your health. There are so many benefits to drinking water—it keeps you hydrated, helps fight off infection (important, now more than ever), improves your circulation and complexion, boosts your metabolism, and can serve as … Continue reading Drink 8-10 Glasses of Water
(Originally posted December 12, 2019) HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Make a conscious effort to seek the good in all situations. Yesterday, my husband and son raked up the massive amount of leaves in our front yard (boo!), but in the process, they found my car registration that I had dropped and lost (yay). Raking … Continue reading Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Part of the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living Series. Set your intention for the day and then execute.
The Benefits of Making Your Bed Every Morning. A weekly habit--part of the 52 Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living series.
I had a wakeup call this weekend . . . the call was from my body and it said, "Please be kind to me." Actually, the caller was not that polite. Instead, he DEMANDED RESPECT. And I had no choice but to oblige. I think a lot of us may have used COVID-19 as a … Continue reading Be Kind to Your Body