Let me tell you a little story about a journey I am on. A journey to true (and lasting) health and wellness for myself and for my family. I look around and everyone I see is either very unhappy with their weight, struggling to lose weight, or wishing they could be healthier. It wasn’t …

Determined to meet my new neighbors, one Sunday afternoon I made a big batch of banana-chocolate chip muffins. Warm muffins would be my offering of friendship, my reason to knock on their door. While the muffins baked, I wrote our name and contact information on little note cards and attached them to the top …

We live on a street where we get power outages often. And, by often, I mean sometimes when there is a gust of wind that wouldn’t push a sailboat 10 feet, we lose electricity. As soon as it starts blowing outside, my neighbors and I have gotten into the habit of gathering flashlights and …

My friend is going through a rough patch. Ann (not her real name) is out of work and has been for a period of months. She doesn’t have a place of her own. Friends have opened their home for her to stay with them, and she is thankful for their generosity, but there’s no …

In the past few weeks I’ve been plagued by what I call “first-world problems”. What I’m referring to are the inconveniences that slow down my productivity and/or take away some modern comfort that I’ve grown accustomed to. Here’s the current list: the in-door water dispenser in my refrigerator kept freezing. The uninterrupted power source …

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 …