Bullet Journaling for Goal Driven People Who Value Reflection

Many of my friends and co-workers have commented that I am a goal driven person. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed this tendency. My post last week was all about steps to take to set winter fitness goals! Connected to my drive to write goals and achieve them … Read more

5 steps to create Winter Fitness Goals to stay fit, healthy and connected

This winter is challenging us all. The US, where I live, is having massive surges in coronavirus deaths and infection rates. The days are short, the sunlight often hides behind gray clouds, and it’s cold and snowy in many parts of this country. It would be easy to give up, curl up and want to … Read more

Celery Juice Craze, join the fun!

For about 10 minutes when I was in high school I considered becoming a scientist. I loved all my science classes. However, when I was in college, I discovered I didn’t have much science talent, so I gave it up. I never gave up my general love of science. To this day, I like to … Read more

A1c doesn’t tell the whole story of diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. I’ve had type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years and as you might imagine, I’ve had quite a few hemoglobin A1c blood tests.  A1c according to Wikipedia wisdom According to Wikipedia, “A1c is measured primarily to determine the three-month average blood sugar level and can be used as a diagnostic … Read more

Lean muscle mass and excellent health

Muscles matter for effective insulin absorption. This sounds obvious, but I’ve often wondered what this means in concrete actionable terms. A few years ago, my brother, who, like me, has type 1 diabetes, mentioned that he intentionally lifted weights with a friend of his and that it resulted in better diabetes control. I confess, it … Read more

Swimming fun with fins

In 7th grade I attended a two week summer swim camp at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York, where my father was the vice president of fundraising. (It wasn’t exactly his title but that’s what he did, raise a lot of money!)  Love of swimming That swim camp was a transformative experience … Read more

7 Tips for Surviving a Pandemic Winter

Paul Huttner, one of the meteorologists on Minnesota Public Radio, recently talked about how this will likely be a cold and snowy winter here in Minnesota. Considering that earlier this week, on October 20th, 2020, we got one of the biggest and earliest snowfalls in Minnesota history, this coming winter has us on our toes. … Read more

Love a tattoo artist this month, please

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has arrived in one of the weirdest years ever. We are still in a worldwide pandemic and it’s not safe to gather in groups. This is the first year since 2013 that I have not spent most of the year and the month of October organizing Personal Ink Tattoo Day.  Like … Read more