Emerging Into The New Year.

As the holiday season winds down, the busy-ness and distractions of the season also begin to wane.  For most of us we become so consumed with the activities of the holiday season that we miss the occasion to consider the shift from the darkest days of the year to gradual transition toward brighter days.

I confess I am completely solar powered.  During these darkest days of winter, while society and culture demand that we be extraordinarily busy and celebratory, my system resists the exhilaration of the season.  

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“Do not judge me by successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  Nelson Mandela

These past couple of weeks I have been giving a lot of consideration to the idea of resilience.  In my book, From Overwhelmed to Inspired, I talk about the importance of resilience as one of the three keys to success. 

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Hip Hip Hooray!

In my last blog, I talked about osteoarthritis and how it led to my decision to have a total hip replacement.   I had the surgery on Monday, October 3 and fortunately, am recovering nicely.

However, this is not an easy surgery.  Perhaps you have followed Lara Spencer on Good Morning America through her ordeal with a total hip replacement.  I just saw a People magazine article in which Spencer shares that one month post surgery she is now able to walk a mile and do more exercises to help get her back in pre-surgery shape.

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Traveling Well - Part 1


MJ travel dinnerAs you may know, I recently returned from Japan – a wonderful place to visit - but getting there and back is horrendous! My experiences on these long journeys has given me a lot to think about regarding how to travel “well” and I would love to share my thoughts with you.

In my next few newsletters we will talk about everything from food to movement.  We are in the midst of travel season, so I hope you will find the information, tips and videos helpful in making your travel experience as “well” as can be.

In this issue, I have a bone to pick with travel food. (not literally - I am a pescatarian)

If you know me at all, you know that I hold dearly the belief that healthful food is the foundation for health and wellness.  Multiply that by a hundred when you travel.

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