Chocolate chai cookie

Yesterday I picked up some of the new vanilla chai latte drink mix from IP.  Wait until you smell this!  It reminds me of crisp fall evenings, cozy fires, cuddling, and relaxing.  Just the very scent of vanilla has me throwing my apron on! In my house, there is chaos when a diet leaves anyone…

Welcome to a healthy village

A friend told me yesterday she felt like she should have done a better job being “there” for me. This is my one of my best friends.  I have known her for 30+ years! She has always been “there” for me. Maybe not standing right next to me, but definitely “there”. As I listened to…

My village

I am over a “certain age”. Often the medical world just lays it out as the cause, and that’s that. But I have some really good days… and some really tough ones… so somewhere in there is the possibility for more good then bad days. I bring this up to help understand why coaching in…

When things feel beyond control

Life happens. Somethings are simply beyond our control. That is a reality. There are fires raging out of control. Senseless acts of violence riddling our lives with fear. And health issues that are compounded by stress. A friend of mine lost a close friend to a heart attack last night. I can choose to let…

Rooted and uprooted

I saw this on social media this morning and it hit home. I tend to dig in, plant roots, and get stuck.  Routines are great as long as you are not stuck in a rut. Today I needed the reminder that I can make changes… move on from routines and learn. With that, I share…

The art of distraction

I wake up every morning at 5am… rather, my pooch wakes me up to go out every day at OMG it’s early… I start the day with my warm chocolate IP drink, num!  But by 7am… I need food!  But today… I know that I am going to be around a ton of temptation!  Eating…

Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food. Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150…

Changing the beginning

Today started off…. ummmmmm… sucktastically.  Lots of frustration.. a few emotional outburst later… it’s time to change my day. I took a little walk, and decided it would be a great time for a knock out breakfast!!! You know… start the day over, and better! I made Wildberry Scones the other day.  They are really light…

Changing the “can’t”

One word that threatens my ability to move forward is “can’t.” When everything is super regimented, it feels like I am living in what I can’t have and can’t do… This is where I get stuck. And depressed… and angry. My sister reminded me: I am the one with the power. Yes, I will hear…

When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……