My muscles have been feeling all kinds of sore in the past few weeks of training on the TRX, but the biggest hindrance I face is weak hands. The desire is there — I know my body can handle it and my mind is in the right place, but my grip gives out on me... Read more »
Tonight I am invigorated. I just completed a workout with trainer Shane Kinney at Life Time Fitness, and I’m feeling strong. Not sure how I’ll feel tomorrow, but this evening, I’m a conqueror. After focusing most of my efforts on stress management and diet for the past several months, I’ve decided it’s time to get... Read more »
In Minnesota, summer officially ends on Labor Day. The kids go back to school the following day and there’s usually a crispness in the air (this year was particularly fall-like with temperatures in the 60s). For many, myself included, the closing of season involves a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. This year was another... Read more »
Making Mark Hyman’s UltraSimple Detox Diet work for my busy schedule required smart preparation. I would’ve loved to take the week off to journal and take leisurely walks, nap when my body needed it, visit the sauna every day and take hot baths before bedtime. Dr. Hyman recommends this in chapter 8 of his book,... Read more »
During the month of July, I was on Mark Hyman’s UltraSimple Detox Diet, which you can find in the July/August issue of Experience Life magazine. Even though this program is only seven days, I say month because there are some crucial steps involved in order to have success. According to Hyman’s plan, I needed to:... Read more »
I wouldn't consider myself a pack rat, but I definitely have a problem.
I didn't have any preview to our Take Action Challenge prior to the calendar that was sent in Week 1, but it almost feels like its creators knew what I struggled with most so that I would be forced to raise my sword to my lazy ways and shout en garde.
For most of my life, I've danced along a duality. I'm biracial -- my father is black and my mother is white.
As I get older, I've found the last few days of each month to be a time of regret and guilt. It's generally the busiest time in publishing, and I tend to be so wrapped up in my work that I completely neglect my personal goals.
Since my first blog entry, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. The trouble is, however, I didn’t really notice until my esthetician asked me today when I saw her for a facial. I think I’ve become so good at being busy that I’m never really still. I can’t just sit and be. When I watch TV,... Read more »
I’m a mess. It’s January 30th, and I’m standing on frozen White Bear Lake with my husband, Kyle, and his friends, who are about to jump into the frigid water for the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge. But I can’t jump — not because I’m afraid (although I’m not expecting to like jumping into a frozen... Read more »