Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Work Place Wellness, Bliss (Spa) and Other Deals!

August 21, 2012 at 5:34 am

I may have mentioned that in my “real” life I work in the health care IT industry and one of my roles has to do with promoting workplace health and wellness at my company and others. Recently, I have been reviewing some research on the link between health/exercise and productivity in the work place. I saw this post yesterday on Hungry Girl that summarized some…

Quick Post – 10 Ways to Good Health

August 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

One thing on good health for today. Gabby Reece posted this on Mind Body Green and I am stealing it: Ten Ways to Good Health: Less Alcohol, More Tea Less Meat, More Vegetables Less Salt, More Vinegar Less Sugar, More Fruit Less Eating, More Chewing Less Words, More Action Less Greed, More Giving Less Worry, More Sleep Less Driving, More Walking Less Anger, More Laughter…

Friday Finds: “Real-Virtual” Trainer, Fitness Games, Friend’s Finds and More

August 17, 2012 at 5:53 am

When I first saw this link, I thought it seemed kind of silly, but now I think it is pretty ingenious and wish that I had thought of it! A search engine to find and book a personal trainer for two-way video training? Could be perfect for traveling, people with kids who can’t get to a gym or people who want training/advice but can’t afford…

Guest Post – “How it All Turned Out” – George Gallego’s NYC Ironman Report

August 16, 2012 at 5:49 am

I wrote a few posts about my friend George Gallego and his Ironman NYC fundraiser for the organization he started called Wheels of Progress. This is the first one about keeping things in perspective. A bunch of you donated to support his efforts – thank you! George suffered a spinal cord injury over 20 years ago and is paralyzed. He chose to dedicate himself to…

Friday Finds: Yay for Vacay! Health Deals? Links I Like & More…

August 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

Hurray! Time to head to Vancouver for the inaugural Seawheeze half marathon. I LOVE to travel to destination races with my girlfriends. We have done Napa to Sonoma (twice!), Oregon Wine Country, New York City half, Carlsbad, Austin and more. I have been to Vancouver a few times (including one of my early marathons in 1996) but there are many sites like Granville Market and…

Comparison is the Thief of Joy – A Few Finds to Grow On

August 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

I was reading an awesome post by Kristen Armstrong in Runner’s World Mile Markers called “The Thief”. In this post she talks about coming across the Theodore Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy” in a shop and her thoughts about it. She writes, “Think of all the ways we compare ourselves. Someone else may… Be better looking, younger (or look it), funnier, smarter,…

Success and Small Towns, Links I Likes and Some Great Deals!

August 7, 2012 at 5:50 am

It worked! A few weeks ago I wrote about twitter and a a travel and leisure article on using social networking when you travel. (See post here.) One of the highlights was stories of people tweeting to get the attention of an airline or hotel when there was an issue. We were at a Sheraton in Iowa City this weekend for a family wedding (enjoyed…