Homegrown fresh herbs and lettuce in the winter!

I love gardening. That said, I’m a low key gardener. Lots of people I know are hard core gardeners. They deeply inspire me and I love following their hardcore-ness on Facebook. They order seeds, plant their seeds indoors and use grow lights and then transplant them all outside. Those folks are WAY more advanced than … Read more

Colonoscopy recap and intentional falling

How you feeling these days?  If you are anything like me, maybe you’re feeling some relief. I am joyful to say that I feel as if a massive heavy weight has been lifted. Here in the USA, we have a new president and a new vice president, the first woman to hold that office EVER!!! … Read more

Christmas 2020

Christmas this year will look different than expected for many of us. After all Christmas during a pandemic with a virus that easily spreads between people who are breathing the same air especially when indoors means we must take precautions.  Holiday losses This holiday season is a year of loss. This is a holiday theme … Read more

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

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

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

10K in the near future! Join me

School started this past Tuesday, and as are many college instructors across the world, I’m teaching my classes via Zoom. All this Zoom time makes it even more important that I schedule movement EVERY day! Otherwise, it becomes nearly impossible for me to stay calm and focused.  I mentioned last week in my Triathlon Race … Read more