10 Must Do Exercises I (Mostly) Always Include in a Workout Routine – Part One

While there are many effective ways to work the various muscle groups of the body, there are several exercises that I consider to be the “gold standard” in getting the best results. Thus, these are the basics that form most of my clients’ workouts, including my own. Of course, there are individual concerns that may affect this and need to be considered. You may have … Continue reading 10 Must Do Exercises I (Mostly) Always Include in a Workout Routine – Part One

Mediterranean Meatballs and Salad

Fauxlafel: (foˈläfəl/) noun: What one makes at home to satisfy falafel cravings. This weekend I had such a craving for those little balls of goodness – several of my Instagram friends were posting pics of their meals from the Naf Naf Grill. So I decided that I should make some this week. Folks, here’s what happens when you wing it: I knew I had several … Continue reading Mediterranean Meatballs and Salad

12 Steps to a Healthy and Fitter Life

We can probably all agree that eating healthy and working out is an optimal way to live your life. But often we aren’t willing to make the changes that need to happen. As humans, our bodies and souls love routine and hate change – until some impetus comes along that causes us to change. For some, it’s a matter of life or death – they … Continue reading 12 Steps to a Healthy and Fitter Life

Random musings about Banff National Park and Canada from an American

I love Canada. We have vacationed in the Banff area several times as well as other provinces in this cool country. And so far, mostly we visit in the winter. While many folks head to the beaches when it gets cold, we tend to heed the call of the mountains. We are both mountain people at heart – there’s just something about the beauty of … Continue reading Random musings about Banff National Park and Canada from an American

My Favorite Local Artisan Gifts

I love local artisans – the creativity and craftsmanship of their products can’t be beat. Plus, I love the synergy of supporting local craftsman and businesses – you buy their products, recommend them to friends, and the local craftsman receives income that is then reinvested back into their own community. You know where your dollars are going – not to some gigantic corporation that sources … Continue reading My Favorite Local Artisan Gifts