In my Under the Covers book series, I will rate each book based on its “Life Wisdom” value (from 1 to 5 wise owls). I will review books that inspire, motivate and teach life lessons. Some of our greatest wisdom comes from those whose journeys may be quite different from our own.
When we escape into their world, we can learn from their trials, tactics, and courage. Through their wisdom, we add to our own.
I often wonder if I resumed being a therapist today, would I rely more on my college degrees or my wisdom from living 48 years? I know. That’s laughable.
There’s at least one concept I did learn in class that seems to have stuck. Here’s a jump start to solving your own (or someone else’s) problems. Read more
Women come in all shapes and sizes. Some are strong and others struggle. Some are toned and some jiggle. Some are tweens and some are grandmas.
Many wouldn’t be caught dead being seen in their underwear but their butt covered in Lycra, no problem! Read more
I proudly admit I have an obsession with the Olympic Games. Even on vacation the first week, I won’t miss the prime time Olympic coverage. Doesn’t matter which sport or what heat, I have to watch.
Is it because I was one of those little girls with Olympic dreams? I think that’s part of it. There’s always something intriguing about watching others achieve what I couldn’t. As I watch Jordyn & Gabby flip on the balance beam, I can smell the chalk and feel the apparatus as though I’m 14 again. Read more
Who is Dr. Joel Fuhrman?
Well known author of the best selling book, Eat to Live, Dr. Joel Fuhrman specializes in treating disease with food. His PBS show, Three Steps to Incredible Health, was the highest grossing special in 2011 on that network.
Dr. Fuhrman is a director of research of The Nutritional Research Project of the National Health Association and serves on the advisory board of Whole Foods Market. His career path was inspired by watching his father who was very sick get well by changing the way he ate.
His opinions are strong and his research can help millions lead healthier lives into old age. If we will only listen.
The pursuit of fitness has a beginning but no ending. No wonder it’s difficult to stay on the path.
Pursuing a healthy “lifestyle” is a kind way to recruit our minds to accept that we’re in for the long haul.
Recognizing these stages of fitness can ensure the only towel you hang up continues to be a sweaty one:) Read more
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"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw
The future is here.
Road rage is about to take a turn for the worse if we don’t educate and accommodate. Bike sharing without road sharing is like an airplane without radio controls. It takes to the sky on a prayer. Read more
Parents resort to physical punishment of children because they don’t know alternatives that really work. No doubt, you need to have a plan of action ready.
Effective parenting requires consequences that fit the crime. Not consequences that make you suffer.
Here are 4 tips that insure you’re not the one feeling the pain of your child’s mistake. Read more
The race was a nail biter. One that ended with a question mark. Fortunately we have amazing cameras that capture what the human eye cannot. The days of irate John McEnroes ranting over human errors are almost obsolete.
Except in 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. When teammates Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix competed against one another in the 100 meter run to qualify for the Olympics. Read more