Develop From The Negatives

Recently I read some advice, “Life is like photography, develop from the negatives.”  My first thought was that many young people may not even understand this play on words because photography is now digital.  This means we no longer use film which develops into the negatives used to print photographs. However, I did find itContinue reading “Develop From The Negatives”

Unresolved Conflicts

Conflict can happen when friends, co-workers, or family members have different views or beliefs that are incompatible with our own. Sometimes conflict can occur when people misunderstand each other and jump to the wrong conclusion. Issues of conflict that are not resolved peacefully can lead to arguments and resentment so it is important to faceContinue reading “Unresolved Conflicts”

Relax

There is so much going on in the world around us that the state of our mind can become overwhelmed.  Know that peace of mind is only a matter of your deciding that you want it.  You deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. Your mind will answerContinue reading “Relax”

Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day

February is American Heart Month.  The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. Since then, the president has annually declared February as American Heart Month. Since Valentine’s Day has us thinking of candy hearts, it’s a great opportunity to take care ofContinue reading “Heart Healthy for Valentine’s Day”

Winter Hurdles

As it gets colder outside and the daylight hours become shorter, it gets harder to fight the urge to just stay inside, snuggled up by a fire, watching TV or reading a book. You will feel better and have more energy, however, if you stick to your fitness goals this winter. The colder months areContinue reading “Winter Hurdles”

How Can I Make Exercise Work For Me?

So, you’re ready to start an exercise regimen as part of your new healthy lifestyle, but exactly how are you going to find the time? Fitness experts say that exercising for just 20 to 30 minutes three or four days a week can dramatically improve a person’s weight, mental state and overall well-being.  Of allContinue reading “How Can I Make Exercise Work For Me?”

Motivation: Keeping Your Resolutions Alive

We often jump into the New Year full of good intentions and resolutions. But sometime around February, those intentions seem to diminish. If you find your motivation waning again this year, don’t let it. Motivation is essential to achieving goals and to leading a healthy lifestyle. To maintain motivation, figure out what you want, powerContinue reading “Motivation: Keeping Your Resolutions Alive”

New Year, New You

Once you have decided on a New Year’s resolution, it is your job to actually implement the change into your life. While this is the most challenging part of the process, there are some things you can do to help make your resolution a reality. “No matter how hard the past, you can always beginContinue reading “New Year, New You”

New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

The New Year brings an opportunity to take a fresh look at issues we’ve been wrestling with and a chance to tackle them again. Here are a few suggestions for some achievable goals for the new year: The No. 1 New Year’s resolution in any year is getting in shape: There is no real mysteryContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions to Consider”

New Year Nutrition

If better nutrition is part of your New Year’s resolution, keep in mind that the way you eat can often be as important as what you eat. Eating should be natural, healthy and pleasurable. But in our diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming and guilt-inducing instead. The cure? Mindful eating. Mindful eating is aboutContinue reading “New Year Nutrition”