60 Life Lessons: Insights from Oprah’s Life Class


Call me a traitor to my gender, but I didn’t grow up watching Oprah. I didn’t have parties with other ladies that involved a television and tissues. I didn’t fill my library according to her book club recommendations. And I didn’t live my life around the question, “What would Oprah do?” Considering my penchant for […]

Giving Thanks…and Gratitude


Gratitude is a word frequently used and heard at HAVEN.  A friend of mine has started posting a daily moment of gratitude on her Facebook page, pointing out that gratitude comes in both small and large forms.  So I jump into the gratitude movement with the start of my own list: I am grateful for […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #15 – Know Your Past & Embrace Your Future


April 15, 2011 Tip #15 I hope my tips inspire you to love yourself and others, to wake up with a smile and a skip in your step and to live everyday with an abundance of peace, joy and ease. The first step to moving forward is to accept your past, live in the present, […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #14 – Would You Ever Write Yourself A Letter?

Signing the deal

April 14, 2011 Tip #14 Today’s tip is all about loving yourself and making sure you know it! If you think writing a letter to yourself sounds kind of strange - think again. It is a great tool to make yourself feel good and if you schedule it far in the future it will be a […]

The Past Informs The Present


It’s amazingly difficult to not let what happened in the past interfere with today. I am trying, though, and trying hard. Family issues, past relationship struggles, mistakes made and lost chances. They all swirl like a tornado in the backdrop of a life, and it is up to the person not to get distracted with all […]