How to turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary for your nightly restorative sleep retreat
Five Ways to Release Racing Thoughts and Sleep Better
So many factors can interfere with the restorative sleep we need, like light, noise, caffeine, alcohol and hormonal changes. But one of the most common complaints I hear (and deal with myself) is racing thoughts. Our busy minds resist surrendering to sleep, or they...
We Need to Exercise Our Positivity Muscles🤓
Here I describe six great practices which can help us release “stuck” negativity and bring out more of our authentic self, who not only feels more positive but is better at dealing with our problems and moving toward our goals.
The six Brussels pounds, gone in a month. What worked for me 🧐
How I lost six pounds I’d recently gained: protein, vegetables and determination were the keys to not feeling hungry or deprived 🙂
Electric Bikes are the Future
Why do I think electric bikes are the future? My report after two years of riding one
What happens if I eat all the Belgian things? 🧐
I gave myself permission to feast during my last visit to Brussels, gained six pounds, and am now happily practicing constraint as a balance
Despite COVID, We’re Still Working Out in the Woods
In spite of the pandemic, my “Fierce in the Forest” group has continued exercising outdoors every Saturday morning. We throw things, drum with sticks — and protect our mental health during this stressful year.
Holiday Gatherings: Win Against Temptation (and have a great time!)
“Holiday-proof” your self-care and sail through temptation at events, by focusing on the people (not the food), planning ahead, hunting for primal foods, fighting pressure with positivity, and keeping a glass of water in your paw 🙂
My No-Car Challenge: Maybe Permanent?
My October challenge for myself was not to use a car. For at least 30 days, I could only walk, ride my bike, or take Metro or the bus. This Honda CR-V was perfect for our 3-year assignment on the Mexican border. In Virginia, I want to try life without it No driving,...
The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food
For my monthly challenge in September, I chose to do a Whole30, which I had never done all the way through before. Our older son Alex got married in August, which meant riotous celebration and vigorous dancing to Latin music with guys in Scottish kilts, along with...