Good To Great

I am currently reading the book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. It’s a book about how good companies, transition to great companies. I’m not recommending you read it. I’m asking, if you are settling for good enough, some where in your life? The concepts can easily be applied to all goals…including fitness goals.  Discipline…

Joy To The World 

 I have encountered an unusual amount of stress lately. There’s so much going wrong it’s just silly! I’m waiting for someone to jump out and yell,” You got punked! Or you’re on Candid Camera!” I don’t care what era the tester is from. I just wonder, can I still be smiling when it’s over? Each…

No Surprises

I love planning and organizing. I believe a goal without a plan is a wish. Everything has a place. I always have a plan B ready to go. I think I have a strategy for everything. I will never be accused of flying by the seat of my pants. I could probably tell you what…

Today Is THE Day!

 Everyday I wake with renewed hope, restored enthusiasm, and feeling optimistic. It’s as if a quiet pep rally occurred while sleeping. I have no memory of the process! But by morning my slate has been washed clean. It’s as if the disappointments and failures of yesterday never happened. I think to myself, today I will…

Do Your Part

 As a therapist I see people in different levels of emotional distress. Some will ask me what counseling will do to fix their problems. I remind them I am not a magician. I just put the tools on the table. Some pick them up. Some want me to pick them up and do the work…

It May Not Be Easy

I believe everything happens for a reason.  That doesn’t mean it will be easy. Effort is required even when we are on the right path. When my husband and I found the property to start our business, we knew it was perfect. But it needed a lot of work. The chosen farm house didn’t have…

Is This A Test?

I was scheduled to take today off. I had big plans. I was going to bring my dog and a big stack of magazines to the lake. Then I got an email about a budget review meeting. I squashed my vacation day because I need to prepare. This has been one of those weeks. I…

Maintaining Optimism 

I recently had the worst commute of my life. It took me almost 4 hours to get home from work. I had a feeling it was going to be a rough ride. I decided to treat it like an experiment. Could I get through a difficult commute stress free? This is what I did…. Practice gratitude:…

Fair Weather Fitness

The schedule is jammed today at Whole Body  Fitness, the wellness studio my husband and I own. It’s also a rainy chilly day in New Hampshire. We are thrilled when people want to work on their fitness goals. But, it’s something that needs to be addressed consistently, regardless of weather, how long your to-do list…

Do I Have That Problem?

My best friend growing up had a frequent worry about having a booger hanging out her nose. It was such a huge concern for her, we came up with a way she could question me about it, in front of people. In a crowd, she would ask,” Do I have that problem?” She would flare…

Increase Your Dose

“Your health is determined largely by the thoughts you have.”~ Dr. Wayne Dyer. If you share that quote with a sick person, take a step back, because they might start swinging. Notice the late and great doctor didn’t say always. He said “largely.” Even if it’s just a little, it’s something. Many of us get…

It’s So Small

I don’t know, the ice cream code where you live. But here in New England, we can walk up to an ice cream stand and order a “small” yet walk away with a pint of frosty deliciousness. You don’t even have to wink or do the quote thing with your fingers when you say, “small”….