Losing Weight Is Just the Start “So, essentially, those hundred plus pounds have underscored everything.  Even though I no longer carry them physically, they showed me how much I can carry emotionally. “   Do you need to tackle a weight loss of over a hundred pounds?  The statistics related to losing weight and maintaining the loss long-term are grim. 

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Challenge? In 2009, at thirty-six years old and a little over four years into my “health journey,” I guess I was primed for a challenge.  I had already released over 100 pounds and maintained good habits for quite a few years. My “good habits” consisted of eating a fairly balanced vegan diet, being mindful of

Why a Wellness Wheel? I f you have ever seen a wellness professional, you probably have experience with some variation of the Wheel of Wellness, Wellness Wheel, or Wheel of Life, exercise.  Though I know similar personal development exercises have crossed my path at various times in my life, it was not until I began my graduate studies, in health

A Marriage Story in Chapters Since mid-life is often a time when we feel the need take stock of our lives, it seems our 25th, or “silver,” anniversary is the perfect catalyst for some reflection on our marriage story; the timeline of events and subsequent emotions that tie it all together. The meanderings herein are my way of processing and