What does Christmas mean to you? There are so many aspects of this special season that bring us joy. I urge you to take a moment and think about what matters most. Take a deep breath, smile and think about the true meaning of Christmas. Part of Christmas is about “shopping”-whether online or in, Read More

Traveling can be exhausting! I flew to California for a nutrition conference last month. Once there, I enjoyed the palm trees, sunshine, and, of course, the lectures I attended, but the trip itself was less than amazing. Shuttle bus fumes, heavy luggage (I know nothing about traveling light), crowds, security—these are all necessary evils, Read More

I love Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving I cannot wait to put up my decorations− decking my halls and walls and tables. My husband laughs at how many Christmas decorations I brought into our home the first year we were married− and the fact that I can add to them every year! I light, Read More

A complete stranger nodded to me through the glass door. He made a hand motion that he would open it for me and I somehow perceived that he didn’t speak English, by the way he gestured and nodded without saying a word. I stepped back and this kind young man opened the door with, Read More

I did it again. I lost my oatmeal. I have a habit of fixing my breakfast and walking around the house eating it. I set the bowl down somewhere, and couldn’t remember where I left it. About a month later, my son said “Mom, what is this awful stuff up on the fireplace mantel?”, Read More

Don’t you just love to get gifts? Whether they are big or small, they come as expressions of love and caring, in conjunction with celebrations like birthdays and Christmas, or for no reason at all. (That’s a special serendipity!) Sometimes the gift is a bouquet of flowers—and flowers come dressed for all seasons—mums are, Read More

Have you ever had a flat tire? What were your first thoughts when it happened? Frustration? Inconvenience? Worry about what it would cost to get it fixed?  Well, let me tell you what went through my mind when it happened to us last fall.  My husband and I were traveling though Scotland by car on, Read More

Music—I think we will all agree it’s a powerful force in our lives. “More than a rush of adrenaline, You will sustain me until the end, You are the only one. When You speak, dreams and reality collide. Your Word rewrites my destiny. My life finds a new beginning ‘cause You are my energy.”, Read More

Live Life BIG Themes

When you see the title of the fall fitness session of Body & Soul what do you think? Are you excited to dream about how you can live life bigger, have more impact, and make a difference? Or…are you exhausted trying to manage the size of your life as it is right now, not, Read More

I was stretched to my limit. I needed help to be more flexible! I needed creativity and wisdom in pursuing a greater level of “fitness.” What exactly am I talking about? Actually I am not talking about physical fitness, stretching exercises or Pilates. I am talking about a time when I kept both sets, Read More