April 2, 2018

Did you know that running is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise you can do, especially when it comes to living longer? You might think I am biased since anyone who knows me, knows I spend more than an hour logging miles most of the days of the week, covering anywhere from 45-70 miles. That may sound absolutely "nutty" to some folks, but the sport truly has a way of de-stressing me and keeping me youthful and energetic. But even if you do think I am biased (and nutty :-) ), the facts are out there that support running as the top...

January 3, 2018

Let's be honest with ourselves, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.  It's true- the food we eat does have an impact on our physical AND mental health. When we eat healthy, nutritious foods, we tend to feel better and look better and also perform everyday tasks better.  When we eat foods laden with excess fat and sugar or salt, we tend to feel terrible, both physically and mentally. So the next time you don't feel well, take a look at what you are eating and try to make some changes everyday to improve your diet. Some of my "go to foods" for staying m...

One of my favorite statements as a holistic health coach is..."Food (NOT just what's on a plate) determines how we feel and heal." Though healthy eating is crucial in terms of staying healthy, it's not the only step to take to live a long, productive, and healthy life. In fact, there are many factors that contribute to living a long, active and-- most importantly--mentally engaging life. 

My grandmother, who lived into her mid-90's, is a perfect example of someone who lived a long life in spite of her less than perfect diet. Yes, good...

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