Most of us put on a few extra pounds over the years and have tried various methods to lose it and maintain our weight. One of the most effective ways I’ve found to do this, which I shared in my 30-day healthy habits course, is the 400:4 Diet. What is the 400:4 Diet? Following the

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It’s 2 AM. You’re staring at the ceiling, willing yourself to go back to sleep. Sound familiar? Here’s how to get more sleep. Insomnia is a very common problem, with 1 in 3 adults in the US not getting enough sleep, according to the CDC. This has been a huge problem for me in the

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I signed on with a personal trainer a few weeks ago after getting tired of exercising on my own. After looking around at the various gyms in Springfield, IL, I found Jeremy Ferry from Pure Performance Fitness, and we hit it off immediately. For those of you who have been following this blog, you’re probably

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We asked thousands of people, “What would you change in your life right now if you could?” The responses are always interesting, ranging from nothing to healing or bringing back loved ones, to funny responses. There are three things that people would change that come up over and over again though. Top 3 Things People

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This week I am continuing my “Getting Back to Healthy” series, where I am taking my readers along with me on my weight loss journey.  This is a journey I’ve made before, and I’ve lived the last 5 years in a healthy weight bracket after being borderline obese. A few weeks ago though, I admitted

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A meaningful life is one sustained quest for personal growth. Increasingly, that term is folded in with “personal development,” popular terminology that continues to cause a buzz. A more religious take on it might mark out the stages of maturity as “asleep, awakening, integration, acceptance, application and service.” (That last step is a call to

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