Posts Categorized: Tips

7 key mindsets to develop and sustain the habit of exercise In the new year and beyond

As I reflect on the challenges, opportunities, tragedies, and silver linings of the year, one takeaway stands out. My belief in the power of self-care is stronger than ever. When we have daily habits that sustain our physical and emotional health, we are in a better position to weather unexpected difficulties. One of the most… Read more »

30 Years of Health & Fitness – Part 1

Thirty years ago, my journey as a health and fitness professional began with a part-time job at a small women’s gym in south Austin. It was the 80’s and the gym was filled with weight machines upholstered in purple plastic flecked with gold. Outfitted in a leotard and leg warmers, I taught fitness classes, demonstrated… Read more »

Rest and Recovery: 3 foolproof ways to feel renewed

Work, exercise, learning, travel, family and social connections are elements of a successful and happy life. In order to sustain our ability to thrive in all these areas, we must make room for an often overlooked necessity: Rest! Here are my recommendations for physical, mental, and emotional renewal and recovery. 1. Get a massage: The Aston®… Read more »

Self-Care with Essential Oils

I invite you to read the article I wrote for the July wellness issue of Edible Austin, “Self-Care With Essential Oils.” You can pick up a free issue at various restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets around Austin, or you can read the article on-line. I am studying how to use essential oils and how to… Read more »

Rethinking Backpack Cuisine: Article In Edible Austin

I wrote an article on making dehydrated backpacking food for Edible Austin magazine.  You can pick up your own March / April outdoor issue at various foodie venues in Austin.  In addition to my article, there are lots of great features and recipes in this issue. You can also read the article on line.  Don’t miss the biscotti… Read more »