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Tip of the Week: Be Present

“Don’t set up camp in a place you don’t want to be.”     Many of us want to improve our life, but some days the quality of life we’re chasing seems to be fading into the distance instead of becoming brighter and closer on our immediate horizon.  These are the days that cause us…

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Tip of the Week: Control

CONTROL:  [mass noun]  The power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events.  [verb with object]: Maintain influence or authority over.  Did you know there are at least 50 synonyms for the word control? There are many things in life over which we have no control.  I’m fond of saying that the…

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What Do You Mean NO Sugar?

Most of my friends (both real and virtual) and our families know that I’m a certified Transformational Health Coach and that the dream my (Personal Trainer) husband and I are pursuing in our senior years is to build our business as a  team.  The process from student to coach has been positive, exciting, and emotionally satisfying…

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Tip of the Week (Week 23)

HOW Do You Eat? This tip is for everyone who eats.    Please answer this question:  HOW do you eat?  I suppose you haven’t heard a question such as this since your mom admonished you to not gulp your food.  Turns out, our moms (as you eventually learned) knew what was best for us.  Why…

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Tip of the Week! (Week 22)

 Lists     We are all familiar with writing up a “To Do” list, and some of us even make up “honey do” lists for our significant others, or we post “Chores” lists for our kids.     How many of you have ever written a “NOT to Do” list?  What’s that, you say?  …

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The “Secret Sauce” Will Get You to Goal

DO you ever wonder why some athletes attain a higher level of success than others? Chances are that the champions we all admire as we watch their performance use Mental Rehearsals as part of their training process.   What is a Mental Rehearsal? The Soviets started using the technique back in the ’70s when training their…

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How Cat Naps Affect Your Mood And Memory

By Nicole Lovato, Flinders University and Leon Lack, Flinders University | Photo Credit: irina198 Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons…

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How Fat And Sugar Makes You Keep On Eating

Too much sugar and fat is affecting your brain too – not just your belly. By Terry Davidson, American University | Photo Credit: novelrobinson, CC BY-NC-SA Fat and sugar-heavy diet harms your brain – and makes you keep on eating Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our…

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The Science Behind Why Kissing Feels Good

Getting jiggy. By Sheril Kirshenbaum, University of Texas at Austin | Photo Credit: Pedrosimoes7, CC0 Public Domain Lips are the most exposed erogenous zone, which makes kissing feel very good Scientists in the Netherlands have reported that we share about 80m bacteria during a passionate ten-second kiss; a finding that makes puckering up seem cringe-worthy…

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