My Opinion on Fad Diets

I think that I know why people are drawn to fads. It is much easier to just avoid a certain food or an entire food group outright that it is to eat everything in moderation. Moderation requires constant vigilance and consideration, and many people don’t have the dedication, time, or resources necessary to make it…

The Goal of Contentment

During the Holiday season, the pressure is on to be happy, happy, happy at all times. I personally prefer the word “content” to “happy”, and feel that it better describes how we should strive to feel on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the season. Although these words are used interchangeably and it might seem to be…

Meal Planning for Normal People

It took me until very recently to truly understand just how many people don’t know how to cook. When you know a subject well, it’s easy to forget that other people don’t. In fact, people have recently begun to pay me to cook dinner or lunch for them a few times a week. I had…

Rational Fitness

Are you ever driving along on a 100 degree day, or on a bitter -10 degree day, and you see someone running, but they don’t look happy at all? Instead, they look like they’d rather be doing anything else, but a voice inside their head has obviously told them that if they don’t keep running,…

Defining Wellness

Many people have tried to pinpoint what exactly wellness consists of, but there is no single definition. Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, developed the Six Dimensions of Wellness model. This is an expansive description and includes six components, copied directly from nationalwellness.org below: How a person contributes to their environment and…

So, Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Of course you’re not! I’m a silly girl. Have you ever read those fun Martha Stewart calendars that are in the front of her magazine every month? You haven’t!? Well, you haven’t lived. I think that they are supposed to inspire us to be better versions of ourselves…I can only assume. However, these are real…