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Challenging myself … challenging YOU!

My last post was about how changing the little things in the daily routine may be significant in producing a healthy lifestyle. Healthy habits are the key to positive growth. This applies to improving ourselves, physically, emotionally AND spiritually. However, as important as creating these small habitual changes may be, we still have to take ... Read More

The importance of attitude

How are you today? ⇐ a friendly neighbor Not bad. Not bad at all! ⇐ me The above exchange is a very common one for me. While the words may not be exactly the same, many other people will greet each other similarly, probably several times throughout the day. It’s a pleasant enough bit of wordplay, one that ... Read More

Returning to self

A healthy life is ultimately about finding balance. No matter what aspect of life we are discussing, we will find that the too much of something can be as harmful to our well-being as too little. In both cases we will find that something necessary to our holistic health is neglected, often without ourselves even being aware ... Read More

Maybe I should re-introduce myself …

Much has changed in my life since I first introduced myself and this project. I am updating the site so it is more current to who I am today. It seems appropriate to modify my self-introduction as well. So here is the new and improved “Who the hell am I?”: If you are here on ... Read More

Changing directions

When I first started this blog, it was an after effect of getting myself into shape to hike the Appalachian Trail. I needed to get myself fit, and also figure out ways to fund the effort. I found the BeachBody products, which are definitely fitness oriented, and do provide the POTENTIAL for money. Unfortunately, to ... Read More

Healer, heal thyself!

Those who fall into the category of healer or caretaker often share one character “flaw”. They all to often forget to apply the same level of care to themselves. This is really true of ANY giving personality. We tend to place others before ourselves, to our own detriment. And this can be a very hard ... Read More

Mind over matter

I recently encountered this meme while exploring the digital world: This is true. Basically, any type of self-improvement is first and foremost a mental challenge. Stripped down to the basics, humans are ultimately a combination of habits and perceptions. How we perceive ourselves will determine the habits we develop, and thus how we live our ... Read More

’tis the season!

As much as many people might love this time of the year, it also happens to be one of the toughest times of years when it comes to fitness goals. Between social gatherings filled with all sorts of yummy but less than healthy foods, and the weather making routine exercise more difficult, and increased stress ... Read More

100%. NOW.

While focusing on our physical health is very important to a general improvement of ourselves, it is not the ONLY thing we need to focus on. Stress is a physical reality, an actual medical condition with documentable symptoms. Not everyone realizes this. But ironically, though it has strong effects on the body, stress is often ... Read More