Make Sleep a Priority

The Center for Disease Control has determined that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.  There is little debate anymore about the importance of sleep and there are numerous articles and studies discussing the subject.  Check out Mark Sisson’s Definitive Guide to Sleep and Robb Wolf’s Importance of a Good Night Sleep as well as […]

Can You Be Too Old to Benefit from a Paleo Lifestyle?

People in their 60s, 70s and 80s often think they are “too old” to benefit from a lifestyle change.  Many feel getting old is just a natural process and at their age, it is what it is and chronic illnesses, doctor’s visits and prescriptions automatically become a part of life.  I disagree.  Mark Sisson disagrees […]

Love is Letting Go of Fear

If you aren’t living a life of peace and fulfillment, it’s typically subconscious thoughts that are holding you back.  Many books on how to achieve happiness, wealth, better relationships, etc focus on changing our thoughts in order to achieve feelings of happiness.  As I mentioned previously, the main theme is often similar, but they have […]

Happy Father’s Day!

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy.”  – Anonymous Happy Fathers Day to all fathers and especially to my dad, my husband and my brothers.  This is a great occasion to express gratitude towards your dad for all his love and support. While Mother’s Day was officially […]

To Do List

For those of us who love to make lists:

The Power of Gratitude

Many of us are taught as children to say thank you in exchange for receiving some thing or kind words, primarily under the guise of good manners.  A parent prods the response with “what do you say?” after the child receives a gift or words of praise.  Parents are helping the child establish the habit […]

Inspiration from Women MAKERS

I was fortunate to attend a presentation yesterday given by Betsy West, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  Besides being a delightful speaker, Betsy is one of the Executive Producers of MAKERS.com, a digital library of interviews with trailblazing women in all walks of life. Betsy spoke about her early […]

The Secret

I’ve read a number of self enlightenment books and it’s interesting how you can read a book at one point in your life and it doesn’t resonate or have much of an impact.  Another time you read a book with a similar message and it makes a big impact.  Most books about happiness, creating wealth, […]

I Love this Thought

This is a thought I return to often and wanted to share.  I am pretty sure we can all think of a time (or many times) where we got upset about something bad that happened and realized later (sometimes much later…) that it opened the door for something great. How peaceful to think about negative […]

Positive Living

After 24 posts (wow.. can’t believe I have written that much already!), I realized I hadn’t yet written about positive living.  It’s time to start! I believe that the degree of a person’s health and happiness are the result of lifestyle choices.  Our bodies are amazing organisms.   If we provide the right raw materials, our […]