Fun facts… 8 to 72 months (6 years!) to allow a pearl to form in an oyster, as much as 8-10 years to form top quality pearls. On average only 50% of pearls will be marketable, and less than 10% will be considered top quality. (pearl-guide.com) Pearls are harvested during the winter months, when the… Continue reading A gritty process…and slow metabolism
Planning for the year seems like such a fruitless exercise. Instead of feeling confident in the steps I can take to move forward, I feel like I have one leg in the air, while balancing precariously on the other. Go ahead, get that visual in your head. A fifty something, overweight woman, yoga pants like… Continue reading Fruit, Roller Coasters, and Pie.
Have you ever wished that you just had a little more time off? A little more time to yourself? A little more quiet time at home? I love my job. I love my family. But recently I found myself wishing exactly that. Oh, how I longed for just a little quiet time alone in my… Continue reading Careful what you wish for..
It’s the first full week of January 2016 and I find myself starting all over…AGAIN! Like most people, I make a few resolutions, write out some goals, make a new workout plan, buy healthy food…and start all over. Sometimes I think it’s just not worth starting over again with “a plan”. Am I going to… Continue reading Begin again…
Motivation….by definition is that process which initiates, motivates, and maintains goal oriented behavior. motivation determines what we actually do, not what we just think about doing. Motivation is taking what we are capable of and creating something bigger, better, and rewarding. So how do you motivate your children? How do you teach them the value… Continue reading To Push or Not to PUSH!
I am a proponent of cardiac screening for young athletes. As a physical therapist and the mom of four I take a very personal interest in the safety of our young athletes. But when the screening comes back abnormal for one of your own it’s a shock. And when the screening comes back with an… Continue reading Ignorance Just Might Be Bliss
It is February in Texas and it is stinking cold!!! I don’t mind some cold weather. I grew up in northeast Kansas. I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 12 years. I love our trips to Colorado for skiing. But this is Texas and it’s not supposed to be so COLD! I’m just a 40 something… Continue reading RUN MOM RUN!
It’s January 1st. How many people do you think are caught in that crazy state of commitment to achieving new and aspiring heights of health, weight loss, fitness, clean eating, proper parenting, goal setting, income generating, novel writing, organized, fully decorated, and deeply insightful living? Just checking my email this morning I was faced with multiple… Continue reading 2014 the Year of Potential!
Next time…. That’s how I ended my last blog. I didn’t realize it would be over a month before I blogged again! Sometimes life just takes over and the days slip by with ZERO word count! I had good reasons this month, but don’t we usually have good reasons? I wonder how many other adventures,… Continue reading Next Time….excuses and heart trouble