Personal Stories

Kindness is Contagious!


In a world of busy, it is important to remember whether you are in person OR on-line you have a choice in EVERY moment to show love and kindness.

So many times I see negativity being spread on social media and just the other day, I was at the gas station and witnessed a guy yelling at a woman because in his opinion, she was taking too long at the pump.  Whenever I see this kind of behavior whether on-line or in person, I have to wonder how much energy all that negativity just sucked out of the person dishing it out and how much energy was taken away from the person who it got delivered on.

I know first-hand when I am being kind to someone in either situation, by the end I am lit up and so is the person I supported or spoke kindly to.  It is like a little energy boost without doing a physical work out. It just feels great!

I assert that when we/you/I dump negativity on someone quite the opposite occurs and a loss of energy happens. This leaves us feeling drained, unhappy and many times ready to give up.

That being said, if you want to energize your day, spend the day doing kind deeds or saying kind things to others and see how your energy level boosts!

An attitude of gratitude and sprinkling kindness everywhere you go brings on Good Karma, abundance of energy and an awesome life!


Much love,




Health & Well Being

Smiles Can Turn Your Day Around

In this day and age, I have discovered fewer people look up at each other when walking by.  Many are immersed in their cell phones and totally oblivious to what is happening around them.

Recently, I began ensuring that when I am out walking, I have no phone in hand and my head is up and I am making EYE CONTACT with anyone who looks my way.


I have discovered that when making eye contact AND flashing a smile….in most cases even a “hello!”, “Good morning/afternoon!” seems to alter not only my view of the day but it rearranges the molecules of the person I interact with.  Someone who may look completely down in the dumps can easily shift to a smile and exhibit a sparkle in their eye!

What I believe is that we never know what is going on for another human being. It may be the worst day of their life. It may have been a mediocre start, but as soon as I bring a SMILE or a FRIENDLY GESTURE into the interaction, they light up and so do I.

My request for the remainder of the week is for everyone to put our phones down, raise our eyes to meet others and make it a GREAT WEEK for not only YOU but those whom you interact with!

You never know how that smile of yours can impact others!

Go out and see how powerful you truly are!


Benefits of Movement

Thinking Past 30 Day Fitness Challenges

This morning I got up to read the news and found tons of “Get Fit Fast” challenges.  While I think it is awesome to jump-start and reboot your body, it is equally important to think about the whole year and your whole life, not just the next 30 days.

Our bodies are where we live and all we got.  If you have no physical roof over your head, you do have the top of your head to protect all the goodness that makes up you….I think you get my point.

There are a few steps to take in sorting out how you will take on your health this year.  To begin, you want to start by checking in with yourself….are you a morning person or a night owl?  Depending on your answer may depend on the time of day that really works for you to work out.  Many people think that you should go at the end of your day but if you are like me and a morning person, I have way more energy in the morning and love getting up, getting a workout in early and then I am energized for the day.

While you may feel after a work out that you are tired, often times within the hour after your work out you get a new boost of energy and can find it harder to go to sleep.  Pay attention to your natural body rhythm and then try classes or your fitness routine at different times and see what best fits your energy.  You can mix it up to if you like! Do weights, cardio, core specific workouts, this will help you to not plateau in what is working for you!

When it comes to food, do not starve yourself.  Starving yourself is NOT dieting or eating healthy.  Eat smaller portions of food every 2-3 hours.  It may sound counter-intuitive to be eating more frequently but this does help your body to process food and burn energy more evenly.

The foods I always choose are sour fruits, nuts, all vegetables, chicken and fish.  If I make a bread choice I try to keep it to gluten-free.  This is the regular eating and then I will take a cheat day once a week.  This is the day I can eat all of life’s delicious, rich, why am I eating this kind of foods.  You don’t have to take a cheat day if you don’t want to.   That’s just me living on the edge.

You don’t have to become vegan or vegetarian to be healthy either.  It does help to become a label reader of your foods.  If you can’t pronounce it….not sure what it is….you should put it back on the shelf. With meats look for antibiotic free, hormone free….may cost more but better for you! That is the best advice I ever got!

When I wanted to really get healthy, I had to start to look at what my daily routine is.  Map it out.  I would journal the time of day my energy was high and low, what I was eating, what types of fitness I was doing, etc.  The great news there is an app out there for all of that!  Much easier to track now.

One piece of important advice I can give you is never give up.  If you try a fitness and you don’t like it, pick something else and try that, keep going and never give up.  Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing, do what works for you.  It is the only way you will win in the health arena!  It takes times and while you can kick-start it all with a 30 day challenge, keep in mind long-term and make health and fitness just a part of your everyday lifestyle.

If you are ready to begin a journey to a healthier you in fitness, food, relationships, career, contact me:

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Benefits of Movement, Personal Stories

The Secrets to Living….Shhhhhh…..TELL EVERYONE!

Here it is….the end of the year is upon us.  For some you, you are jumping with joy to start a new year because this one has been all kinds of terrible from your view. For others you are jumping with joy to start a new year because this one was so awesome, you are anticipating your “best year yet!” For another group of people, you are actually BORN today and how cool is that, the WHOLE WORLD is celebrating! I would make it mean they were all so thrilled that I came into the world! HAHAHA!

Whatever your take on New Years and why you celebrate/or don’t it’s all in the world of completion.

Even if you have had what you would consider your worst year ever, look around and see who is there with you.  Do you have people who care about you? Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food in your belly? Did you laugh at least a couple of times this year? Do you still have all your fingers and toes? In spite of all that happened, did you learn something about yourself you never knew? resilience perhaps?  Really look people…it is all perspective.

There is something to always looking for the silver lining and building upon what has happened in your life.  That is what living IS!

The secret to what living really IS……want to know it? Here it is….

A set of lessons/situations that occur everyday that lead you to your next set of actions or in some cases….in-actions.

That’s it! There you have it! The answer.

Now the challenge is to remember that answer when the next set of “life lessons” stare you down in what appears to be an old-fashioned shoot-out.  It is not easy but it is worth it.

I have had my years of just being thankful that it was finally over.  I even had one year where I was with friends celebrating at  bar and just before the clock rolled over an old friend came over to me and called me….well let’s just say it wasn’t pleasant and we didn’t make plans for dinner anytime soon.

Right up to the last second of the year, things can either look rough OR you can have it be something or someone you learn from and grow stronger and more in tune with who you really are.

If you are a resolution maker, make it AND put your butt on the line to keep it! It is the only way it actually works! 🙂

Don’t let another year go by and you feel lost, hopeless or your goals were not met.  The only way you will feel like this at the end of 2016 is if you did not take your life as lessons and take the actions needed to produce the results you were committed to.

That being said, if you want to create a game plan in the area of relationships, fitness(DANCE your way through 2016!!!), wellness/nutrition, LIFE and you see that a Life and Wellness architect (That’s me!) could support you in having 2016 be the year you blow the door’s off on having an EXTRAORDINARY year to cultivate years to come….Email me below and let’s set up a free consultation.

I truly love you all and am looking forward to all the lessons and life that 2016 may bring! AND if you are reading this and it’s your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU!!!