13 04, 2018

Gardening and Health

By |2018-04-13T08:04:04+00:00April 13th, 2018|Wellness|

I began gardening years ago because I wanted fresh vegetables and cut flowers. The flower gardening progressed to landscaping, and eventually, I learned to can vegetables, hot peppers are my specialty. The health benefits of fresh organic veggies are clear. The healthy benefits of the joy in the beauty of flowers might not be as [...]

16 03, 2018

Quit Being Passive about Passive-Aggressive Behavior

By |2018-03-16T11:17:37+00:00March 16th, 2018|Wellness|

I spent part of the holidays in Florida with my youngest daughter and her family. Her 12-year-old daughter had just received her first two C’s ever, on her report card. It was her first time dealing with seven periods, multiple teachers, and the chaos of middle school. She also had missed some school and misunderstood [...]

18 01, 2018

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Weightlifting Program  

By |2018-01-18T09:10:15+00:00January 18th, 2018|Wellness|

Being a gym rat for the last 35 years, I’m always looking for ways to improve my weightlifting program and my performance. Like many people I’ve tried anything that would help me build quality muscle within reason. My goal is to build and retain muscle, not strength, so most of the information here is based [...]

8 12, 2017

How I Avoid Holiday Stress and So Can You

By |2018-12-13T08:54:33+00:00December 8th, 2017|Wellness|

It’s been years since I stressed over the holidays, but in my day, believe me, I’ve been a nervous wreck. I’ve overspent, waited until the last minute, went to gatherings I didn’t want to attend, overate and … well, you get my point. However, I’ve learned how to avoid holiday stress and so can you. [...]