Monday Minute: 3 Reasons to Leave the Drama to Downton Abbey

It’s Monday and I know you’re busy. This FEEL-GOOD wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂

The only thing I know about Downton Abbey is, my 87-year-old mom binge watches it on DVD whenever she’s not taking a walk (now you know where I get it), a tap dancing class, or singing in the church choir.

Spoiler Alert

So last week, when someone posted a spoiler of sorts on their Facebook page:

“I must say, I was a bit traumatized by Downton Abbey tonight. Thank goodness there was leftover birthday cake to soothe with.”

I just had to Google it.

What was so horrific about last week’s episode it led to a wellness accident involving leftover birthday cake?

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Monday Minute: Your Wellness Journey Will Fail Without This

It’s Monday, (okay, so it’s Wednesday) and I know you’re busy. This feel-good wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂

Deja Vu All Over Again

ME not getting my Monday Minute to YOU on Monday is the perfect opportunity to discuss what happens when we fall short of our best intentions.

How do we handle the late assignment, going off our “diet,” missing a week at the gym, or just general back-sliding into our old sloppy habits now that the confetti from New Year’s is all cleaned up?

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Monday Minute: 3 Convincing Reasons to Join the Breakfast Club

It’s Monday, and I know you’re busy. This feel-good wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂

Simple is Not Always Easy

Recently, a woman raised her hand in my workshop and declared with great enthusiasm:

When I eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, it changes the whole tenor of my day!

Heads began to nod. Knowing smiles appeared on faces. Chatter was heard going back and forth in agreement.

Then she continued with the dreaded, BUT . . . (I really hate that word.)

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Monday Minute: Inside Out Motivation

It’s Monday and I know you’re busy. This feel-good wellness tip will only take a minute 🙂

If you launched a personal wellness initiative (my new feel-good term for the dreaded New Year’s Resolution) on January 1st, you are now on Day 18 of your journey.

Congrats! (Pat on the back here . . . I’ll wait.)

That being said, a bit of checking-in may be in order—–especially if your inner voice is chirping comments like:

Is it really worth it?
Will the scale EVER budge?
Kettlebells . . . say what?

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3 Wellness Trends I’m Loving for 2016

Oh, how I wish I inherited the trendy gene in my family.

I’d fill my Instagram feed with images of Dr. Oz worthy products and probably have a lot more than 141 followers. (Anyone want to head over there and help me raise my numbers?😉

Convince Me

Sadly, I’m a skeptic at heart, especially when it comes to health and wellness.

I enjoy keeping up with what’s new and super cool. But getting behind the next big idea, or recommending it to my students is another story. I need to see the science before I’m in.


Dragging heavy objects . . . the jury’s still out for me.

I get the appeal of trends. They’re fresh! New! EXCITING! A risky shot in the dark to hit it big. And when it comes to wellness, “trendy wellness,” instead of “same ‘ole same ‘ole wellness,” gives us that feel-good sense of hope that THIS (whatever the flavor of the day is) could be the answer.

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