Stress Reduction

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...

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...

What Causes a Bad Habit?

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

Why is it hard for me to get a good night’s sleep? It’s no longer true that you need less sleep as you age, so why is the 7-8 hrs of quality sleep eluding me? The problem for me isn’t falling asleep but waking up during the night. In an effort to get a sound night of shut-eye, I started doing...

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...

Simplify Life

I am all about simplifying life’s daily routines and events, but it’s not always easy.  I recently completed a four-month business accelerator program at the Harbor, wrapped up three group-coaching classes and will start two new ones’ next week. And, like for most of us, spring has been a very busy time with family and friends. As a result, some of the...

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...

What Do Turkey and Sleep Have In Common?

What Do Turkey and Sleep Have In Common?

Thanksgiving is the holiday when most of us stuff ourselves with turkey, cranberry sauce and pie, and then take a nap. It’s the nap that I’m wondering about here. Is it true that eating turkey induces sleep? Or is it simply eating too much of everything that brings on the z’s? So I did some research and learned that turkey...

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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