November 13, 2015

Multitasking for Exercise

One of the biggest reasons why people do not exercise is lack of time. I empathize. Kids, full time job, responsibilities around the home – all these are overwhelming. So how can we fit exercise in? I often multitask when it comes to exercise. Not only does it make working out more enjoyable, but it allows me to get other things done. When I ride the stationary bike, I read things I might not normally read for fun, like non fiction books and political articles. I get educated in the process of strengthening my heart! If you tend to watch tv in the evenings, why not see your favorite shows while on a treadmill or doing floor exercises? When I have a conference call, I […]
November 5, 2015

Some of My Favorite Books and Videos

I read a lot about health, how to improve our lives and the psychology of change. I wanted to share with you some of these resources, in case you are interested in learning more about how to be healthier and happier. My favorite video series on diet & health: I get a free short video every morning from Dr Michael Greger at www.NutritionFacts.org. If you have some time, definitely watch his longer Nutrition Year in Review videos for the last 4 years. Dr Greger’s voice is a little irritating, but I forgive him for it because I respect his brain so much. Some very inspiring books about how to cultivate good habits: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg This Year I Will by MJ […]
October 31, 2015

My Favorite Gadget

My mother is a great cook, and because I am not that interested in the culinary arts, she finds my kitchen woefully inadequate when she cooks one of her delicious meals at my house. The one thing in my kitchen that impresses Mom, however, is my Vitamix blender. My husband Ian and I bought it (refurbished, as we really are serious about buying used products to reduce the waste stream) last year. I make delicious soup in it almost weekly. My favorite, which I have creatively named “Veggie Soup”, takes little preparation except to cut up broccoli, carrots, yams and onions (feel free to choose your own mix) and toss them into a vegan broth. When the vegetables are cooked, I transfer half of that […]
October 10, 2015

Mindfulness

One common thread many of my clients have is that so many want to work on being more mindful, especially around food. You might think that word is uttered only by gurus and yoga teachers, but it is now mainstream – at least mainstream among people who want to improve their health and their lives! We would all benefit from incorporating more mindfulness into our life. It simply means being aware in the moment. When it comes to food, awareness is key. How many times have you found yourself eating from a bag of chips and before you know it they are all gone? Do you eat so fast at the dinner table that when you finish your plate you are still hungry? Do you […]