Tag Archive | Health

Living II: My Visalus Challenge Day 7 – Organize

Day 7: I’m incredibly nervous today.  Having mostly followed the Visalus diet this week, I am hopeful the scale will be lower than it was a week ago at 163.4 lbs.  Week one weigh-in….drum roll please–160.7 lbs.  Hurray!  That’s a loss of 2.7 lbs. for the week.  My energy levels are still low, but the […]

Pity Party No More: Is Your Personality a Problem?

Are you high achieving, giving and intelligent?  Recently I saw a report on television that stated a common denominator for those who suffered from Chronic Pain is they also suffer from a personality problem, called Perfectionism.  Doctors say if you suffer from Perfectionism you need to loosen up. Easier Said Than Done? Being a perfectionist […]

Pity Party No More: Yes, I’m in Pain – Yes, I’m ok

Recently I had the good fortune to meet and enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of a fabulously inspirational woman, Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl.  Eventually our conversation turned to my condition, and she asked a question I rarely hear, “Are you in pain now?”  I attempted to explain the most dominant type […]

Pity Party No More: Put Your Best Face Forward

When I met Mindy Black, I was taken by her obvious passion for skin care and her overwhelming desire to help others.  Mindy is a clinical esthetician and owner of Inner Beauty Skin Care. Mindy’s life experience and philosophy of “run with people who run faster” have super charged her reach.  She works with clients […]

Pity Party No More: Are Your Trigger Points Screaming for Attention?

My biggest daily challenge is overcoming a major symptom of my condition, PAIN.  I used to think I was special, but apparently I’m not alone .  Recent studies show about 100 million Americans suffer from Chronic Pain and know the burden of pain on every day life.   In fact about 20% of those pain […]

Pity Party No More: Rough Day Working From My Satellite Office

As the events of our lives unfold we do our best to keep up, but try as we may, because of one thing or another we crash. For me, my reason is chronic pain. It has taken me roughly 3 years to learn to live with the beast. It is difficult to tell from one […]

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, […]