Your Field Guide to Health and Wellness in 2017

Friends! Happy New Year! A blog post from my business partner Ashley Darkenwald, Living Wellness, LLC New Years is such a great time for renewal. This is the time we look back at the previous year’s trials and triumphs. We reflect on what’s happened and how we’ve changed as a result. It’s also the time…

ReBalance your Hormones and ReBalance your Life.

Water, sleep/rest, living foods, exercise, detoxification, nutritional supplements, and coping with stress – these are the seven pillars to assess health, according to Don Colbert, MD. Which one do you need to improve?  I needed to work on sleep and rest. THE IMPACT OF HORMONES Three years ago, I was sitting in a meeting feeling…

The importance of a purpose-driven life

It is so much fun to start something new and watch it grow! It reminds me of my early 20’s, when I was a part of an exciting start-up. But starting something new at this time in my life? Totally different: It has more meaning, and is purpose-driven. My most recent purpose-driven project, the Living…

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs dream and see opportunities that other people don’t see. But more importantly, entrepreneurs ACT on them. Entrepreneurs try new things, entrepreneurs take risks, and entrepreneurs start new businesses. Businesses create jobs. Work helps people increase their self-esteem, purpose, and income. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America. God Bless this beautiful country.…

Travel vs. Adventure

Traveling for business isn’t always as fun as it might sound. During my 21 years of business travel, I would prepare my uniform: black pants, black shoes, black socks, black belt, and a rotating assortment of colorful blazers and shirts. It was the same every week: drive to the airport, fight traffic, search for a parking…

Negotiate your Time

Have you ever noticed how often people complain, “I’m so busy”? Our culture seems to promote “busy” as a badge of honor. DOING VS. BEING So many of us are caught up in the treadmill of doing vs. being. I’ve been there at different times of my life. I now practice being present, gracious, and appreciative on…

Are you serious about change?

Do you ever hear things a few times, from several different people, and think to yourself: “Maybe I should look into that”? ADVICE FROM A STRANGER I was at the Gazelles Growth Summit in Las Vegas. I loved going to Vern Harnish’s conferences. He is a leader in high-growth companies. His speakers and events were…

Are you winging it in performance reviews?

“Winging it” in performance reviews will never get you the money, time off, or promotions that you deserve. It takes dreaming, goal setting, planning, preparation… and an action plan to pave the way to achieving your goals. WHAT ARE YOUR LOFTY, HIGH-ACHIEVING GOALS? When I was a little girl, I always dreamed about running my…