Not Today

I attended an all day conference on addiction yesterday. I would say it was one of the best conferences I have ever been to. The speaker was a doctor and he talked about how addictive behaviors impact the brain. It was fascinating and frightening. The most powerful part of the day, was when the doctor…

One for you. One for me.

I love giving, helping and sharing. However, there is a limit. When I feel sad, edgy or tired, I know I have gone too far. Everyone’s threshold is different and everyone has one.  My job as a therapist, is to share people’s pain. To be honest, I’m only good at it, when I have met…

Trying To Beat The System 

Losing weight takes dedication, focus and honesty. I know I am over simplifying. Yet I also think we tend to overthink the process. We can all come up with reasons/excuse why we can’t fit into our pants. We know what it takes to get to where we want to be. We just don’t do it….

Open The Flood Gates

My husband and I planned our wellness business for years before we opened our doors. We talked about what we wanted to do, why it would be different and who would be our clients. We would discuss the plan every chance we got. Our chats were like active vision boards. We came up with a…

Practice Practice Practice

I have facilitated hundreds of trainings, workshops and conferences. I still remember my first presentation. I didn’t prepare and it lasted 3 seconds. The feeling impacted me forever. What you think public speaking is like and what it’s actually like, are totally different.  Some say I’m a natural. I’m glad it looks that way. However,…

All Is Well

Where’s your focus? Do you spend more energy thinking about what could go wrong or on what is going well? I believe in planning for the future. We need to be prepared. We don’t need to worry about every detail that could potentially go wrong.  There is a balance between thinking things through and obsessing….

Impressive

  I love New Years resolutions! I love making a list, checking it twice. As I prepare for the new year, I am filled with hope, positive thoughts and optimism. I am convinced, this is going to be my year!!! Before I jump into 2017, I want to assess 2016 and acknowledge some of my…

Get The Party Started

When my husband and I opened our wellness studio, our purpose was to help people reach their fitness goals by promoting a consistently healthy lifestyle. We were resistant to suggest any quick fixes, like weight loss challenges. I can’t stand behind something that makes people go crazy just to get the number on the scale…

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…

It Will Be Different This Time

Intermittent positive reinforcement is a theory of why people do things that seem unreasonable. It’s also a powerful motivator.This concept becomes clear during my yearly trip to the casino. As I cram one more twenty into a slot machine I think, “This could be The Big One!” And when it isn’t, I walk away thinking,…

Can You Live In The Moment? 

A woman at the gym saw me showing someone a picture of my puppy. She asked if she could see it too. I quickly replied, “Of course!” I had just finished showing the gas station attendant Valentino’s latest pic. He’s ridiculously adorable. Just looking at his big dopey face seems to bring joy to people’s…

What’s Your Plan?

So you’ve decided to work on your fitness goals. Addressing your eating needs to be part of the equation. What’s your plan? Are you going to do Paleo? Or Weight Watchers? The Dash Diet, The Flexitarian Diet? Give up sugar? Count calories? Become a vegetarian? I’m not going to tell you what to eat. That needs to…