Category: BE WELL

What is Your Fit?

What is Your Fit?

During this weight loss journey, I have encountered people who will say “You look amazing… keep going”.  It is such a back handed compliment because it it implies that they think you are not yet an acceptable size in the eyes of society.  We, as a […]

The Journey

The Journey

Growing up on the North Fork of Long Island this field use to be filled with potatoes.  When I was 13 the vineyards started to take over the farm land, and I worked in this vineyard picking grapes to have extra money on top of […]

July is Minority mental health awareness month

July is Minority mental health awareness month

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity.  Anyone can experience the challenges of Mental Illness regardless of their background.  Historically, communities of color experience unique and considerable challenges in accessing mental health services.  We need to work together to […]

Tips for Creating a Meditation Practice

Tips for Creating a Meditation Practice

Mediation always seemed like some new age thing and I never really understood why people did it.  After reading an article about the life changing benefits of meditation it became clear, since studies show that the benefits of mediation are numerous with a long list […]

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I’ve joked most of my life about how I was an “all or nothing” kind of person.  If I was eating I was eating, if I was drinking I was drinking, if I was smoking I was smoking.  Every couple of years  I would get […]

10 tips to help get you started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

10 tips to help get you started on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

Since Ron and I have worked toward making changes to lead a healthier lifestyle we learned some things that have helped us to not only of let go of weight (135lbs between the 2 of us), but the habits that run counter to our objective. […]

The benefits of turmeric…inside and out.

The benefits of turmeric…inside and out.

About 13 months ago I asked my doctor for some holistic practices to help ease the pain and inflammation in my right knee, due to hereditary arthritis.   She suggested that I start adding turmeric to my diet because it is great at reducing inflammation in […]

Self-Care is not “Selfish” at all!

Self-Care is not “Selfish” at all!

One of the things I hear people say the most is “I don’t have time for myself or fitness in my life”.  It made me think…why is it that we can find the time “show up” for our jobs, families, friends, kids…but we can’t find […]

2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

2017…the year of release -83lbs and counting

RE-LEASE:  Allow or enable to Escape from Confinement; Set Free. The wake-up call that I needed to focus on my health came the summer of 2016 when I went for my annual physical, and was told that I was Pre-Diabetic.  This news shook me…I was […]

I’m Co-Hosting my first Event with Athleta 1/7/18

I’m Co-Hosting my first Event with Athleta 1/7/18

Are you “UP FOR ANYTHING” in 2018?  If so join Robert Brace and I as we Co- Host the Launch Party for Athleta’s new UP FOR ANYTHING tight/ brand initiative.   I am also honored to have been asked by Athleta to share my personal journey, […]