Leading from the heart

As the fog settles in round my home this late December afternoon, I’m giving myself the gift of time to look back over the past 12 months to see if there is a thematic thread I can discern weaving together the experiences, conversations, and observations of this consequential year. I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet these past… Continue reading Leading from the heart

Strength Training for Heart Health, Bone Health, and Menopause

Strength training can improve heart, bone, and general health, especially for women after menopause. Disclaimer: If you have any medical questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider. This article contains information from peer-reviewed research, medical societies, and governmental agencies; however, this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For… Continue reading Strength Training for Heart Health, Bone Health, and Menopause

The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for Women in Menopause

As women go through menopause, many develop belly fat (visceral adipose tissue) due to the shift in hormones.  Many women are looking for ways to eliminate this belly fat and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More than anything, they want to feel like themselves as they are going through these hormonal changes. One dietary approach that… Continue reading The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for Women in Menopause

Learn to Laugh Off Stress

Stress, stress, stress. You cannot look at or listen to anything without hearing how stressed out the world is. And do you know why? Because it is! There is a truth to the way that we are living that is incredibly stressful. With stress, there is a release of the “stress hormones,” which are epinephrine,… Continue reading Learn to Laugh Off Stress

It’s Time to Talk About Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of heat throughout your body and sometimes a red flushed face. They can cause sweating and/or the chills and can even cause an increase in your heart rate.   What Causes Hot Flashes?  The actual cause of hot flashes is unknown, but they are generally associated with hormonal fluctuations caused… Continue reading It’s Time to Talk About Hot Flashes

5 Paradoxes of Effective Leadership

I’m having a blast leading the new mastermind series, “Intentioning: Transform Your Dreams to Reality with the Power of Intention” live online. I love the real-time interaction, yet busy women from all over the world can participate and have the flexibility to catch up asynchronously while being part of a supportive community of women. “We… Continue reading 5 Paradoxes of Effective Leadership

7 Ways to Love Yourself

How committed are you to your own happiness? If you were dating yourself, would you be blissful or ready to break out of the relationship? Self-love is an active process of becoming aware of who you are and appreciating all aspects of what makes you unique. It is a practice of self-care and self-compassion that affirms,… Continue reading 7 Ways to Love Yourself

Simple Steps to Keeping a Healthy Brain

Taking care of my elderly mom, who is thriving at 88 years old, reminds me that having a healthy brain is critical to aging gracefully. And although genes impact longevity and the manner in which we age, surprisingly enough, 80 percent of our vitality and wellbeing is determined by our lifestyle. June is Brain Health… Continue reading Simple Steps to Keeping a Healthy Brain

Turning 50: The Process

There is a beautiful movement inviting us to embrace the gifts of aging. There are different messages depending. Some are in conflict. Some are unanimous. 50 is the new 30. Reclaim the typical mid-life crisis as an awakening rather than a breakdown. Do not fight the aging of our bodies and minds. Accept aging and… Continue reading Turning 50: The Process

A Heart to Heart on Health and Why Health Equity is So Vital

A cause near and dear to my heart (pun intended), as anyone who knows me can attest, has been advocating for increased attention toward women’s heart health, and more specifically, health equity. Now, I’m not a doctor. I’m an entrepreneur, feminist, and soon-to-be first-time author! But when I see a problem needing fixing, I get… Continue reading A Heart to Heart on Health and Why Health Equity is So Vital