Preparing for Social Eating Gatherings

The holidays may be over, but social gathering still exist outside of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years parties. Here are some helpful tips in preparing yourself for food-centered gatherings: Don’t arrive hungry—snack before, even if it’s a piece of fruit. It’s ok to save up a little fat or protein … Read More

How Does the Media Affect Body Image?

Today, we are bombarded with magazines and television shows that portray a false idea of beauty—thin, toned, tall, tan. It seems like women go to great lengths to achieve this “ideal” beauty. It is so tempting to peek at magazine covers while waiting in line at the grocery store.  After … Read More

New Years Resolutions?

It’s 2011. Have you make a resolution? Are you jumping on the band wagon of things to change—lose weight, stop smoking, eat “healthier”? All of these are great ideas, not to knock that. One common theme I see in all of these is the need to change YOU. Isn’t the … Read More

Foundations for Friendship

Who is a true friend? What does it take to maintain friendships? Whom do you want as your friends? These are, or should be, some of the questions we ask ourselves to really know who our friends are. We often experience life with many people around us. We choose certain … Read More


It’s been said “Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.” What have you tried lately that has added dimension to your life? How often have you seen concepts or ideas put into place by others that you had and thought about … Read More

Affairs to Remember

No, not the once in a lifetime happenstance that sends a couple into eternal bliss. I’m referring to those daily situations that have such significance and impact on our lives and the lives of others that they become milestones to remember and cherish. So how and when do these amazing … Read More


Thankful While Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday, the state of thankfulness might not resonate in your heart and actions because of the current difficulties and hardships you are experiencing.  However, thankfulness and gratitude are not a denial of past pain, but an acknowledgment of the good things in our lives. It … Read More

Skin and Technology

For a long time I’ve been noticing that our younger generations don’t know how to have relationships with “skin on them.” That is, they are most used to having conversations and relationships with people in 140 characters (Twitter), soundbites (Facebook), or virtually (video games and cyber chats). None of these … Read More

Making a list…

If you were going to the grocery store, you would probably make a list with all the items you needed. Right? It would be far less efficient and it would leave you disappointed with the wasted time, energy, and money because you probably bought more than what you actually needed. … Read More