Creative Alternatives to Chocolate Therapy When You’re Feeling Stressed

Recently I volunteered as chaperone for my son’s robotics team when they travelled to Louisville, Kentucky for the Vex World Championship. Go Moosen! I’m not really a natural born traveler, and I wanted to make sure that I had some strategies in place to deal with the stress of travel and competition without abandoning the […]

Sneaky Ways to Easily Get More Steps In Your Day

Why Steps Matter Part of embracing a healthier lifestyle has been moving more. I’m not a picky eater, but I’m a picky excerciser, and while I’m having fun exploring lots of new options (have I mentioned how glad I am that I tried Reformer Pilates?) I also know myself well enough to know that I […]

Grace Shall Be As Your Day!

It’s nearly spring, and the world is filled with hope and promise! Easter is just a few weeks away, and I find myself reflecting on the changes that I’ve made over the past year, and those that I’d like to make in the coming year. Grace shall be as your day This line is from […]

Three Reasons You Need to Love Yourself Now

Loving Yourself Now is Essential For Success When we’re working toward personal wellness goals like weight loss, many of us find ourselves wishing and longing to change. Change is amazing! I believe that “becoming” is the whole reason we’re here! But in that quest to become, sometimes we lose our vision of the beauty and […]

A Few Tools That Helped Me Lose 120 Pounds This Year

I really love taking a few minutes at the end of the year to reflect on where I’ve been and where I’d like to go. A year ago I was feeling desperate for change. This year I’m feeling so very grateful. I’m ending the year 120 pounds lighter than I started. I’m stronger in so […]

Christ in Christmas

Their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them (Matt. 13:15) I’m a big proponent of personal responsibility.  I feel like it’s […]

Goals, Gratitude, and the Gifts of the Moment

Confessions of a Worry Wart I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. – Charlotte Bronte I love this quote, and its little reminder that we don’t have to do any of this alone! Just for today, forget about the past, don’t worry about the future, and just look upward! […]

Feed Your Soul

Every moment has its pleasures and its hope. ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park An Imperfect Gift One of my favorite things about being back in school is learning new things and pushing myself to do things that are uncomfortable for me. My Professional Presentations class has pushed me more than most, but I’m learning so […]

The Gift of Time

 When I was little, we would often go and visit my grandparents in Morgan.  My great-grandmother lived about a block away, in the basement of my second-cousin’s house.  My cousin and I would play together, and then when we got too hot or tired, we’d creep downstairs to visit Grandma Kygar. Her home was cool […]

Using the Power of Pretending

I believe in the principle that you ought to act “as if” you were the person you would like to become. As you do that, you will grow into that kind of person. Ultimately your very actions, your attitude, will lead you into being the kind of person that you want to be. — Elder […]