This blog is all about my 3-day water fast. No digestible food (and no coffee) for three days!Read More
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle/Durant
What this quote reminds us is that every moment of every day, you are strengthening habits whether you are aware of it or not. When you are aware of the actions and habits that you want to cultivate, you create excellence through intentional and meticulous practice.Read More
You’ve got an upcoming trip…but you’ve been working on some positive lifestyle change and now you’re terrified of falling off the horse due to your upcoming vacation. Or maybe you’re a traveler for business and you want to keep up your practice while working away from home. How do you manage your health routine with a travel schedule?Read More
We’ve all heard the old adage: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I love getting all of these good ingredients in me first thing in the morning because I feel like I satisfy so many nutritional requirements right out the gate and then lunch and dinner are a whole lot less stressful to plan.Read More
A new year has begun and many of us reflect at this time on our current health, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition and wellness goals. Whether you tend to do this on a regular basis or are doing it for the first time, if you’re setting goals for the week, month, year or decade, you will likely forge ahead with enthusiasm. Perhaps you’ll just set a few mental goals or perhaps you’re the kind of person who will make health to-do lists, write down your workout time in your calendar, spreadsheet meal plans and bookmark recipes, enroll in a gym or fitness class or hire a personal trainer.Read More
The seasons are changing again. The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere) and out come our boots, sweaters, coats, hats, gloves and scarves. Everywhere, there are signs of holiday traditions, twinkling lights, visiting family and friends, celebrations, and merry making. Somehow, our busy lives become busier. Kids are out of school, many of us will find ourselves traveling or hosting guests, schedules get packed and jumbled and often we begin to feel as if we’re standing on our head (or lounging in an ottoman, exhausted, staring blankly at the TV).Read More
Many of us (I daresay nearly all of us) will, at some point, struggle with getting enough sleep. Most people go through periods of life where adequate sleep is a very difficult thing, at least temporarily.
As a follow-up to my last blog, which discusses the importance of sleep, I want to explore some strategies that may help you achieve more as well as higher quality sleep.Read More
The research is out. Sleep is an incredibly important part of our daily lives, and affects our mental stability, mood, memory, athletic ability and recovery, motivation, coordination and so much more.
If you are habitually cutting your sleep short, you’ll suffer a myriad of problems. If you are one that likes to try to pull “all-nighters” you’re ultimately damaging not only the work you’re trying to get done, but your physical and mental being as well.Read More
Setting goals can be a daunting task for some. For others, it’s easily done and just as easily forgotten. In this blog, I’m attempting to outline a few structures with tips on how to stay motivated and focused on your goals. The intention for this blog is to give you guidance on how to reach your goals as efficiently as possible while also encouraging you to build a happier, more balanced and less stressed self, overall.Read More
When you make your goals, make them from a place of authenticity. Understand where exactly you are, how you got there, and where you'd like to go next, and then ultimately where you'd like to end up. Don’t make your goals for someone else. Don’t make your goals based on others’ expectations of you. Don’t make your goals for another version of yourself that you wished were real. Make that version of you real—all aspects of that person you want to be.Read More
I once heard my yoga instructor say "the toughest pose is rolling out your mat."
How true it is. We have the best intentions. We plan, we promise ourselves, make deals with ourselves, buy the class package, enroll at the gym, fill the house with exercise equipment and stock the closet with workout clothing, but sometimes we just don't get around to STARTING. We get distracted, we lose our motivation, we tell ourselves we'll make up for it tomorrow.Read More