10 Simple Yet Effective Strategies for Building Resilience

Emotional resilience. Strength. Mental toughness. The way we rise up to meet challenges is a significant part of having a fulfilling and successful life. (As we each define that individually, of course.) As they say, it’s not about the challenges we face in life as much as our attitude towards them.

Since childhood, life has thrown more than a fair share of trauma and serious challenges my way, so emotional resilience is a… Keep Reading...

10 Reasons Why You May Not Be Losing Weight

Each year, tens of millions of Americans vow to lose weight, yet more than half of those who lose weight will gain it back, and the more weight lost the lower the chances of keeping it off. So what can you do if you want to shed a few pounds and keep it off, or if you are trying but not losing weight?

Healthy Campfire Granola Recipe

We are busy folks. We want to start off with positive thoughts and lots of energy, so that we can get the most out of the day to come. A lot of people aren’t having this experience though. Instead, they start their days with a sugary grab-and-go breakfast that leaves them feeling depleted and absolutely starving by lunchtime. Or maybe they wake up with a Venti gigantic cup coffee with… Keep Reading...

Build the Body You Want With the Sports Clubs Network

Twenty years ago I was living on the Upper East Side of New York City. It was soon after I graduated college, and the first place I lived in on my own. One of the first things I did after moving in was to join one the New York Sports Clubs® on 76th Street and 1st Avenue, a few blocks from my new home. That club was my fitness home… Keep Reading...

3 Ways To Be More Honest With Yourself

So many people struggle with the self-honesty needed to grow personally and professionally. Frankly, it is easier to deflect blame to situations or to others, rather than … [Read More...]

25 Motivational Quotes for Success in the New Year

Though it never quite felt like we had a fall this year, according to the calendar it is about time to begin a new year. That makes it time to think about what we want to … [Read More...]

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day: It’s All About Perspective

Your experience in life is all about about your perspective. Determination, gratefulness, and optimism are matters of choice. Last weekend in Philadelphia, as I walked … [Read More...]

My Favorite Green and Healthy Subscription Boxes

People love presents, so it is no surprise that one of the hottest trends these days revolves around the rise of subscription boxes, monthly or bi-monthly ”surprise” packages … [Read More...]

Why Aren’t Healthier Foods Served in Hospitals and Schools?

Last week, Vice President Biden vowed to make it his mission to stop cancer, launching a "moonshot" initiative. He came to my hometown of Philadelphia to announce plans to use … [Read More...]

10 Ways Healthy People Begin Their Day

A healthy lifestyle means utilizing your time effectively. Some of the healthiest folks begin their day with this in mind. They do more for their wellbeing before 10:00 a.m. … [Read More...]

DIY Essential Oil Hot or Cold Compress

You know those weeks, or months, that it seems like no matter what you do you can’t seem to get ahead? That is what this month has been for me so far. There wasn’t any one major event, but a whole bunch of hurdles that appeared out of nowhere. After a while the little things started to feel like big things and I began to unravel.

Then I sat… Keep Reading...

Raising Boys to Respect Girls and Women

We hear a lot these days about raising strong, empowered daughters with a healthy self-esteem. Our girls should be kind and strong. They should feel beautiful on the inside and out. They should be leaders without being mean. They should be smart, funny, and unapologetic about being their true selves. What a truly fantastic time it is to be a girl.

What we don’t hear enough about, in this… Keep Reading...

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards Scented with Essential Oils

Add a personal touch with DIY Valentine’s Day cards with a hint of your favorite essential oil scent. This little trick seriously could not be easier, and it is sure to make someone’s Valentine’s Day a little brighter.

If you have a signature essential oil fragrance, you could add that to a card that you are sending to your partner, or perhaps include a fun “guess the… Keep Reading...

10 Ways That Cutting Sugar Out of Your Diet Can Improve Your Health

This week, the U.S. government released its latest eating guidelines. Among other changes, the government is recommended a diet that is lower in added sugar than what the average person eats today. In truth, what raises someone’s blood sugar levels may differ from person to person. However, it is important to note that these dietary

How I am Staying Warm This Winter and Sticking to My New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year when people are busy trying to stay warm and stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Since I have a tendency to hibernate between January and March when the weather is frightful, it is helpful to stock up on what I may need. Some products make it easier to stay warm and on track than others.

Here are some of our favorites:

As a… Keep Reading...

20 Facts About Food Cravings and How to Stop Them

Almost all of us experience food cravings from time to time, but until now food cravings have been largely misunderstood. Recent are examining the psychology of food cravings and how to potentially control them.

Cravings are normal. Almost 100% of women and 70% of men have experienced food cravings