Posts Tagged ‘Live Well’

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

“Park…visitation soared after 9/11. The experience of nature confers a sense of sanity. It bestows a spiritual calmness that helps people cope.” – Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks   This article will go live while we’re packing the cars for an annual family camping trip (thank you technology!) and that yearly sojourn has [Continue]

3 Keys to Anxiety

3 Keys to Anxiety

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” – Jodi Picoult, Writer   Here’s the bad news: Anxiety is everywhere. Here’s the good news: Everyone handles it successfully, almost all the time. Usually, while we’re watching and don’t even know it. Are we talking about [Continue]

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

A Happy 2015 on Purpose

“My life has no purpose…and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” – Snoopy, Cartoon Dog The transition from impulsivity to purposeful action is part of my daily journey with health-seeking teens, and a big part of my personal journey of wellness. Why? Because there’s happiness in a purposeful [Continue]

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

“I’m a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself.” -Drew Carey, Comedian At its core human development is the genetic expression of surmounted obstacles, be they ancestral or personal, since “genetics reveals that individual variability is due to the combination of the many variations in environment and [Continue]

Camping, A Love Story

Camping, A Love Story

“It gives me a feeling of self-sufficiency, a feeling of attachment to the land and to the world, I kind of oneness with the universe. That tie, that link, that connection is all we have. Without it, we are lost.” – Marty Stouffer, host of Wild Kingdom On living in harmony with nature The happiness [Continue]

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

“True balance—dynamic, powerful balance—is sustained by determined and diligent effort to elevate the quality of our lives no matter where our time is being spent.” – Pr. Dana Arakawa, MAPP  For the last 13 months I’ve stepped on the same scale every week, at least once. Last Monday was the first time that I was [Continue]

You Are What You Don’t Eat

You Are What You Don’t Eat

  Yes, those are my before and after pictures. 100 pounds in about 4.5 months. Proud? Heck yeah, I’m proud. I always go back to the fact that it was the program. I really just followed the program. Sure, it took willpower, but the blueprint was right there. While my attitude is a humble one, [Continue]

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