Happiness

Tone Your Body and Brain

Tone Your Body and Brain

For years yoga was considered a practice embraced by eastern monks and “new agers.” But today many people are practicing yoga, even children and seniors, because this mind-body exercise has the power to help your health in many ways.Yoga is more than just a workout, although it can serve as a great way to get strength training built into your...

For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read more fiction. I’ve enjoyed plenty of non-fiction in the past because I love keeping up with new research the field of health and wellness. But reading fiction is a way to expand understanding of others and build empathy. It also inspires creativity and improves ability and understanding of how to tell...

How To Get What You Want

How To Get What You Want

I was a presenter at the SC Bar convention last month. One of the other speakers said, “Many people would rather be right than free.” It got me thinking about why some people have success with weight loss and others don’t.  Many people join my programs with prior knowledge of diet and fitness. They have tried different things in the...

5 Tips to Clutter-Free Living.

5 Tips to Clutter-Free Living.

I have a hard time staying organized even though I know the advantages, especially the one on how good I feel when coming home after a long day and it is clutter-free and clean. But it’s a struggle for me to be clutter-free consistently.  So, in an ongoing effort to take my own advice, I’ve started with small steps. Are...

How I Blew My New Year’s Resolutions

How I Blew My New Year’s Resolutions

How has 2018 been treating you? I hit the ground running this year – catching up on work and implementing new ideas – and then the snow bomb cyclone hit my home here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, The deep freeze on just about everything has slowly melted now and I’m fretting. I haven’t taken a single step toward...

What Do You Want To Change?

What Do You Want To Change?

People reach out to me because there is a little something they would like to change about themselves. It might be their diet, lifestyle or outlook. They may want to lose weight but are held back by doubt, fear, confusion or low motivation. Their willpower has run out, they haven’t had a health scare (or not yet) and it’s too...

10 Tips For Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

10 Tips For Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

My clients often come to me looking for accountability. They know what they need to do to improve their health but can’t seem to stick to the program. This is not unusual. I remind them that change is not a linear process. It takes time to establish consistency. There are ups and downs but with the right motivation and plan,...

What Does Stress-Free and Happy Mean to You?

What Does Stress-Free and Happy Mean to You?

It’s scary to start something new – especially when you are over 50 years old. But that is what I did when I began my health and wellness coaching company, Wellness Five, three years ago. Why health and wellness coaching? Why leave my comfort zone? I’ve done exceptionally well in real estate. Why not open my own real estate company...

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

“We are about as happy as we make our minds up to be,” one of my best friends said the other day. It’s a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, who certainly knew a lot about happiness and sadness in his life, but when she said it recently, I could not help but wonder why some people are happy most of...

Small Things Matter

Small Things Matter

I started keeping a gratitude journal when I had a bout with breast cancer 10 years ago. It was a health wake-up call for me on a lot of levels. Journaling allowed me to see the good things that were going on in my life and a way to shift my attention to the more positive things. It was hard...

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