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How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Our 2018 Health Living group started last week-eight motivated women with the same goal: The desire to get healthy and stay that way primarily by losing weight and keeping it off. But it takes more than individual will power to make this happen. The key is having a qualified health coach for guidance, inspiration and motivation all combined with a...

How I Blew My New Year’s Resolutions

How I Blew My New Year’s Resolutions

How has 2018 been treating you? I hit the ground running this year – catching up on work and implementing new ideas – and then the snow bomb cyclone hit my home here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, The deep freeze on just about everything has slowly melted now and I’m fretting. I haven’t taken a single step toward...

What Do You Want To Change?

What Do You Want To Change?

People reach out to me because there is a little something they would like to change about themselves. It might be their diet, lifestyle or outlook. They may want to lose weight but are held back by doubt, fear, confusion or low motivation. Their willpower has run out, they haven’t had a health scare (or not yet) and it’s too...

10 Tips For Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

10 Tips For Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet!

My clients often come to me looking for accountability. They know what they need to do to improve their health but can’t seem to stick to the program. This is not unusual. I remind them that change is not a linear process. It takes time to establish consistency. There are ups and downs but with the right motivation and plan,...

What Does Stress-Free and Happy Mean to You?

What Does Stress-Free and Happy Mean to You?

It’s scary to start something new – especially when you are over 50 years old. But that is what I did when I began my health and wellness coaching company, Wellness Beyond Fifty, three years ago. Why health and wellness coaching? Why leave my comfort zone? I’ve done exceptionally well in real estate. Why not open my own real estate...

Small Things Matter

Small Things Matter

I started keeping a gratitude journal when I had a bout with breast cancer 10 years ago. It was a health wake-up call for me on a lot of levels. Journaling allowed me to see the good things that were going on in my life and a way to shift my attention to the more positive things. It was hard...

How to Make the Most Out of This Fall

How to Make the Most Out of This Fall

As September ends I can’t say I’m disappointed. It’s the begi nning of fall and the end of the hurricane season. And even though some Septembers are calm, this was a year that Mother Nature lashed out with a fury. Luckily for us here in Charleston, all we suffered was a lot of anxiety and only a little physical damage....

5 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

5 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

This past week I was invited to speak to the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club on any topic relating to health and wellness that I’d like. Having been an active Rotarian in the past, I knew it would be a tough assignment because my audience of intelligent, middle-aged men already knew the basics of staying healthy. What could I tell them...

Do you have a Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media?

We are social beings by nature, but nowadays there is less time to do all the things we need to get done and still have time to connect with families and friends on a serious level. We’re like Pavlov’s dogs. It’s easy to get on social media for a “quick fix” of updates, entertainment and “likes,” and receive a quick...

What’s The Secret To Healthy Aging?

In an earlier blog, I talked about the MIND diet (Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative delay) as it relates to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is one of several healthy “diets,” but the truth is any healthy diet can add years to your life, and life to your years. We all can start now and...

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