Why Travel

A New Home for the Bounce Back Journal

I hope you enjoy the Bounce Back Journal half as much as I enjoy writing for you.  This year has been filled with monumental personal growth.   Thank you for allowing me to grow and become part of your lives. I have enjoyed the dialogue I have engaged in through this venue, but I long […]

Travel: A luxury or Necessity?

Is travel a luxury or necessity? Contrary to popular belief, travel is not a luxury.  Vacations are an essential part of your well-being and offer many health benefits.  How else do you get away from it all, and escape the stress of home and work?  Travel is a full proof way to avoid burn out […]

Girlfriends: Improve Your Health

Are you yearning for “me time”? Are you feeling your glass is half empty these days? Are you spending much of your extra time in bed or staring into space? Well, it’s no wonder.  You do over half the household work, kick butt in the office, and run all over town taking care of everyone’s […]

September is Pain Awareness Month

What do you think is the most common cause of disability in the United States today? Pain. If you didn’t know the answer to the question, you have plenty of company. Pain is a serious public health and economic issue and it touches everyone. Pain costs $100 billion annually in lost work days, medical expenses […]

Remembering on Patriot Day – What do you remember about September 11, 2001?

Do you remember where you were when you first heard of or saw the destruction of a symbol of America’s Wealth, the World Trade Center Twin Towers?  In 2001, I worked at the busiest airport in the country, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, for American Airlines.  That September 11th was a beautiful morning, bright and sunny.  […]

Girlfriends: Need to Recharge Your Super Woman Powers? Plan a Girls’ Getaway

Do you need a girlfriends’ getaway to recharge your Super Woman powers? You’re not alone.  If you talk to your girlfriends, they’ll agree–you all need a getaway.  Your gal pals make you happier, help you live longer, feel more beautiful and reduce your stress; they literally make you emotionally and physically healthier.  By taking a […]

Reduce Stress – National Stress Awareness Month: Top 10 Ways to Reduce Stress

Are you dragging yourself out of bed, you’ve lost your mojo for your work, hobbies and social life. These are signs that you are stressed out. You are not alone. Studies show 61% of us are chronically stressed. Do you know the health risks associated with chronic stress? Stress is linked to insomnia, eating disorders, […]