Health is Wealth

Health is Wealth

I remember a t-shirt I gave a friend for her birthday that said, “Life’s short. Eat dessert first”.  On her birthday we did just that!  Cheese cake followed by lasagna.  Yum! We get so busy with living life we miss out on what is really important....
Celebrating Life!

Celebrating Life!

Birthdays come every year and I have never made a big deal of them.  They are just another day. This year was different.  As my birthday approached I began to really feel old.  Sixty seemed such a big number.  And I had been feeling each and every year recently. The...
Tale of Five Turkeys

Tale of Five Turkeys

We have added five turkeys to our farm. We had talked about the idea for a while but weren’t really prepared.  Then one day we were at Murdoch’s (local farm department store where you can get clothing, boots, tools, equipment, fencing, garden items, toys,...
THIS ONE MISTAKE keeps millions overweight

THIS ONE MISTAKE keeps millions overweight

I have never focused on weight loss in my coaching, but I know it is a huge issue for many of my friends and clients. I won’t begin to list the many programs on the market. Few focus on why you gained weight and too many promise their solution is the one perfect...
Chaos or possibility?

Chaos or possibility?

We moved to our 8+ acre farm May 2013.  I want to be completely honest, the closest we had ever come to living on a farm was a garden.  We moved here with one dog and one cat. The original motive was to be able to produce more of our own food.  There is more to health...
Get Active! Be Happy!

Get Active! Be Happy!

I need to move more. You need to move more. This is not news to any of us.  Very few of us live active lives.  Lives that involve moving, walking, lifting.  Even living on a farm doing chores is not enough activity,  My doctor told me so. I was sad, but relieved....
3 Reasons what you eat matters

3 Reasons what you eat matters

Late last fall I received a “wake up” call when I was diagnosed with melanoma. I’m very fortunate to be in good health overall.  I’ve been eating a whole food diet for over four years.  I’ve learned to manage stress.  I get some exercise...
Cultivate Hope

Cultivate Hope

“Cultivate Hope” was my theme for 2016. When I chose it I had a preconcieved picture in my mind of what it looked like. It felt good. Think warm and fuzzy. As a health coach I help others piece together the clues as to why they don’t feel well and...
Healthy Skin from the Inside Out

Healthy Skin from the Inside Out

Like your heart or liver, skin is an organ.  It has several vital functions as part of your body.  Here are five fascinating facts about skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ, covering 18.5 +/- square feet in area Skin makes up 16% of our body weight Skin plays...
Healthy Eating for “Normal” Blood Pressure

Healthy Eating for “Normal” Blood Pressure

You’ve just been to your doctor and your blood pressure is elevated. Or perhaps you’ve had high blood pressure for a while, but are tired of the expense and side effects of the medication prescribed to lower your blood pressure. In this post I’ll...