You know, the older I get, the more that eating seems like a minefield. I just want to eat in peace and drink my glass of wine with dinner and not worry about pesky things like changing metabolism or the temptation of the bread basket. Registered dietitian Lisa Johansen walks us through how we can eat for health – and guess what, it’s not by dieting. Eating for health, on Keep it Juicy!
Meet “Juicy” Carrie Morgridge. Carrie’s a philanthropist, and she and her husband recently rode mountain bikes from one end of the Continental Divide to another. You might think it takes loads of money to be a philanthropist – Carrie married into the Cisco Systems family after all – but she didn’t always have money and she talks about how giving has always been a part of her life. I kind of wish I could bottle Carrie’s energy!
When should you schedule surgery? Or how about that important meeting? There’s science behind all of that and author Dan Pink of the best-selling WHEN talks about how you should schedule your day and how you should schedule your life — but only if you want to succeed!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I read those Hallmark cards about my spouse being my other half and I just think they get it wrong. You need to have space in relationships. It’s just a matter of figuring out how much space you need, and how much is too much.
Psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Nancy Colier talks about mindful relationships. You might think that being mindful in a relationship is just about paying attention to your mate…and it is…but it’s also about paying attention to yourself and the thoughts and emotions you bring to the partnership. Nancy talks about how to show up and how to deal with a really bad day — and how to leave yourself open for the butterflies of love.
Oh, come on, don’t lie…admit it. You lie about how often you have sex; you lie about how often you give to charity. Everybody lies. We’re talking the lies we tell others, and the lies we tell ourselves, on Keep it Juicy!
Amanda Dixon, an analyst for bankrate.com, says her company has done a study showing that we’re doing more side hustles than ever before. What’s a side hustle? We used to call it “moonlighting.” You know, that little extra job for that little extra cash. You might be surprised at why we’re side hustling these days…and what we’re doing.
So, how have you been doing on those New Year Resolutions?
Have you lost weight/exercised more/become a better person? Yeah, me neither. The difference is that I don’t do resolutions anymore. I just can’t seem to stick to them, even when I try. I know that you have to do something new for a certain amount of time and then it becomes a habit and, before you know it, you’re a new, improved version of yourself. I just can’t seem to get the old, unimproved version of myself on board.
I’m not alone. According to a psychologist in US News & World Report, 80% of resolutions fail by February.
So, I don’t do resolutions anymore.
Instead, I do rituals that mark the changing of the year. Resolutions don’t make me feel like I’m getting a fresh start, but rituals do.