Mindful Awareness

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,...

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

8 Simple Tips to Find Happiness

“We are about as happy as we make our minds up to be,” one of my best friends said the other day. It’s a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln, who certainly knew a lot about happiness and sadness in his life, but when she said it recently, I could not help but wonder why some people are happy most of...

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...

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Organize Your Day

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Organize Your Day

We’ve all been there…You look up from the screen staring back at you and realize you’ve been watching videos on Facebook for 45 minutes. Why does this happen? How do you stop doing it? The internet is one of our best tools in today’s world. We can use it to connect with others, research information, and administer business; however, it...

What Two Minutes in a Day can Mean for your Life

What Two Minutes in a Day can Mean for your Life

Where were you last Monday afternoon? Like pretty much everyone else I was outside watching the total solar eclipse, a once-in-a- lifetime event here in Charleston. More specifically, I chose to watch it with 1,500 College of Charleston students, faculty, staff and “friends” who gathered on Rivers Green, behind Addlestone Library, to watch the heavens put on this astronomical show....