Feb 20

What’s your happy? Is it a physical place? Is it a person? Is it a thing you find or carry with you? Is it a memory? Or is it simply being? I write this while basking in the embrace of my long-time happy: the mountains. So, partial to personal locale, I originally began with, “what’s

Why can’t every day be a 10?

May 16

There are those who go through life mellow, passive, flowing and rolling with whatever comes their way never pausing long enough to contend or diverge. I think they live happy lives. Content lives. Then there are those of us who are ferocious: we are outspoken advocates for our own or shared interests. Our passion can

When the voice in your head isn’t enough

Apr 23

Where do we find the motivation and power to persevere? Normally, we can fuel our own fire, but everyone reaches a point where that is no longer enough. Where no matter how hard you scream at yourself to keep going or how desperately you try to convince your body that it’s just a little further,

Why is it getting harder?

Apr 17

Have you noticed that the second day, second week, second go of just about nearly anything that you have proved to yourself that you can do once is oft times more challenging than the first? I am currently encountering this with both cycling as I push to get back into shape for a season jam-packed

A new perspective

Apr 8

So, how is it going? Right about now, you might be buoyed by success, or frustrated at the “restrictions” you now feel confined to exist within. Or a mix of both? Regarding the later: stop thinking about what you can’t or shouldn’t eat, and start thinking about what you can! When people hear that I


Apr 2

Change is hard, and it’s supposed to be. If it was easy, it would just be part of your normal continuum, but that’s not what we’re looking for. We don’t want to stay sliding along the same path, we want to expand to a new dimension. Here are some very reasonable barriers to change: You’re

Why aren’t I just telling you what to eat?

Mar 26

The point is that YOU feel YOUR foods, feel YOUR body, and find out what is right for YOU. Frustrated? Do you just want a clear cut map that details what you should eat when to find the hidden treasure of energy that you know lies deep within? I understand. But, I can’t write the

Take the feel good food challenge!

Mar 25

You have just spent over a week accumulating a lot of data on how your diet affects your energy and mood – now let’s use it. 1. Identify potential pitfalls in your dietary intake using the emoticon food diary that you just created. Or, if you are more of an intuitive, bigger picture person, just

Why do you eat?

Mar 11

I firmly believe you should eat for energy and happiness. This means that you should feel good about what you choose to eat both before, during, and after you eat it. Now, wait a moment! If you just made a painful moaning noise, don’t despair! We are all very hard on ourselves. I continue to


Mar 9

I’m going to say “health” a lot. What I am referring to is your sense of well-being. There are many facets to this and they will vary from person to person. For me, to be healthy means: The ability to maintain a happy mood and not get irritated by little mishaps. Waking up feeling energized