Beyond Breast Cancer on a Bicycle Built for Two
There is life beyond breast cancer for many women, and I am blessed to be among those known as survivors. Many women seek me out to hear my cancer story, and to gain some hopeful support before, during and after treatment for their breast cancer. I welcome the...
Last One, Fast One
Prior to 2011, I had never really jogged or run before in my life! However, that year, my younger sister decided to take up jogging and I figured if she could do it, then so could I! I still do not consider myself an avid runner but I enjoy jogging. I have done a few...
Counting Memories, Not Calories
I recently bought a plaque at a Family Fall Festival for my kitchen. It states, "In this kitchen we count memories not calories." As soon as I saw it, I just had to have it! It describes exactly what I believe about our family kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not...
Getting Ready for the Best School Year Ever
It’s the most wonderful time of year – back-to-school season!! I am a self-proclaimed back-to-school nerd! I love everything about back-to-school season and especially the school supplies list. The smell of new books and notebooks makes me smile. The thrill of having...
This is Men’s Health Month, but these tips work well throughout the year! We love the men in our life so reach out to The Whole Food Health Coach, LLC for yourself or for the man in your life where together we can focus on optimizing men’s health and wellness.
I believe in the amazing young women seriously investing a high level of energy into their current choices to accomplish their future dreams. Owning their lives with confidence and courage to be the women they were created to be without apprehension or fear. Standing in their own beautiful skin, proud of who they are, and loving their life. I celebrate you!
Flossie Fitness: Exercise the Old Fashion Way
I encourage what I call “Flossie Fit-ness” (Fitness the Old Fashion way). Exercise is very important to your health. I believe that fitness is less about what you do in the gym for 60 minutes, and more about what you do all day, every day. Most of our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t suffer from the 80% of preventable diseases that we suffer from today. Maybe it is because they didn’t pay people to mow their lawns, clean their houses, or wash their cars, or pick up their push mower (WWGFD).
Try Flossie Fitness! Clean your own house. Mop your own floor. Vacuum your own carpets. Move your own furniture. Mow your own lawn. Pull your own weeds. Wash your own car. Walk your own dog. Garden. Cook your own food. Walk, Run, Climb, Row, and Lift heavy things. And if it helps you, just ask yourself, What would Grandma Flossie do?
Weight Lost Can Quickly Become Weight Found
Weight loss can quickly become weight found. Weight is complicated and very misunderstood, which is why focusing on the numbers on the scale, or the numbers on the box, is not the best. According to a study conducted in the UK in 2015, less than 1% of the formerly...
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
How to get better, healthier, restorative sleep, and are you getting enough shut-eye? Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night, according to most studies, yet many of us are so busy in our everyday lives that something has to give, and we often give up on sleep rather than something else. Even if we “try” to go to sleep. Cool ROOM, comfortable BED, Soft PILLOW, and sweet DREAMS as a good night wish, it just might not be enough to make it happen. We can physically get into bed, and physically close our eyes, but that doesn’t mean we will sleep, or sleep well.
The Blame Game – No Thank You!
This virus is, in a sense, “taking over” but much of what it “takes” from us will be up to us. Don’t let the virus take over – your mind or your mouth. Don’t let it take your common sense. Don’t let it take your compassion. Don’t let it take your humanity. Don’t let it take your self-respect or your own self-awareness. And by all means, do not let it take your personal responsibility. Take back your personal responsibility. You do you! Own your choices. Own your healthcare. Practice self-care: TODAY’S 12 STEP PROGRAM