Wellness programs. Spa retreats. Weight loss programs. Fitness camps.

Call it what you will, but spending time at a wellness program is more than just a one time experience. These experiences provide an investment in your health.

A Day in the Life at Rancho La Puerta

Do a Google search for the best wellness retreats – and chances are good that Rancho La Puerta, in Tecate, Mexico will be on the list. I first learned about “the ranch” (as it is affectionately called by RLP veterans) during my “I am turning 40 and am going to a...

A Day in the Life at Hilton Head Health

So…you want to know what life is really like at a wellness retreat. Whether you have dreamt of taking a wellness vacation or are looking to make specific lifestyle changes, I am a big believer in the power of investing in one’s own health for long term success....

Five Nutritional Changes to Transform Your Life

It seems impossible that one year has passed since my life-changing week at Mountain Trek Health and Fitness Retreat in British Columbia. I remember the first few steps of our first hike vividly as my breathing quickened and my heart rate soared. But it was during...

From the Hilton Head Health Kitchen: Pita Pizza

My everyday wellness journey hinges on cooking healthy meals at home. Even after a great run or strength training workout – nutritious and healthy foods hold the key to my success. While some weeks are better than others, it helps to be equipped with easy recipes (and...

The Moment I Started to Believe in What Was Possible

My journal from that day reads: “I made a sculpture today!” This reflection, during my stay at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico may not seem strange to many – but for anyone that knows me – I am not an artist. In my teaching days, I used to joke with my...

From the Hilton Head Health Kitchen: Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

Healthy eating goes hand in hand with finding everyday wellness in far-flung lands and your own backyard. But I will be honest. As well intentioned as I am – there are days that I make less than optimal choices in my own kitchen. The excuses are many with a lack of...

Everyday Wellness Secrets: Get Healthy with Better Sleep

I will never forget the moment. It was Thanksgiving weekend and my family was preparing for the long drive home on I-95. My dad pulled me aside outside our home – it was as if I was a child again. His message was clear. I was running myself ragged. I needed to change...

The Truth About a Mother-Daughter Wellness Retreat to Rancho La Puerta

A mother-daughter trip to a wellness retreat has been something that my mom and I have talked about since I was 18. Given that I turned 40 last year, a lot of time has passed since first dreaming of this type of trip – without ever seeing it come to life. Last May, I...

Meditation 101- If I Can Do It, So Can You

I am certainly not a meditation guru. Truth be told, I was a skeptic or non-believer in meditation until five months ago, when I started to dip my toes into meditation in search of ways to increase my mental focus and strength while running a marathon. But through...

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