Thursday, May 29, 2008


My Top Tips-

  1. Recognize that making changes is a process- go at your own pace.
  2. Get clear about your priorities. Discuss with your spouse and children what they want and need. Maybe you want to eat healthier, but your kids want to play outside more. Make sure everyone’s voice is heard, and then create a plan together that includes a balance of physical activity, nutrition, family time, self-care, and career.
  3. Lead by example. Take responsibility for your own health. Your actions send a very loud message to the rest of your family.
  4. Get support. Tell your girlfriends what you are up to. If your significant other is not interested, find someone who is and share your successes with them. Hire a health counselor or someone else who can help you.
  5. Make one manageable change at a time. Once you have a plan in place, you may be tempted to move forward full-throttle. The best way to achieve sustained changes, however, is to integrate them into your lifestyle one step at a time until they become consistent.

Radiant Summer Health

The following are my Top Tips for staying healthy in the summer.

  1. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Drinking water flushes out toxic material from your cells and keeps your organs in good working order.
  2. Play in nature. Enhance your spiritual connection by noticing the flowers and the honeybees. The small miracles that we sometimes miss are a critical piece of the circle of life.
  3. Absorb some sun. The best form of Vitamin D comes from being in the sun. Avoid mid-day sun for extended periods of time. Avoid sunscreen- the toxic ingredients are really what cause cancer, not the rays from the sun. (Cancer has increased tremendously since sunscreen was introduced on the market.)
  4. Eat locally grown food. Do your part to cut down on the pollution created by transporting food long distances. Support your local farmer and create connection in your local community.

For more resources to carry out these suggestions, check out the RESOURCES page on my website