Keep Your Plates Spinning

Who else remembers seeing the performers who are able to stack plates on sticks and keep every single plate spinning without dropping even one?After this past month, that is exactly what I have had to do...keep all my plates spinning. Huh?


Music too loud?

I have been struggling to get my daily practice in for weeks now. My 3 and 6-year old daughters are in a "needy" stage, and I've been busy with projects. I feel stuck and know I need to get on my mat and sweat - a lot!  So I hired a babysitter and went to "Sunday night Sundown" at SID Yoga, a few blocks from my home. I haven't been to this class in months because of an injury, move and major life changes this summer. There were only three of us "old-timers" and a lot of new faceless bodies ... mostly college kids and tweens from what I could tell.

Weight Loss Success

What will your New Year’s Resolution be this year…  If you are like most Americans it will have something to do with eating better, losing weight and getting in shape.

A Common Question: Why Can't I Lose This Weight?

An often asked question from clients is "Why can't I lose these last ____ pounds/inches?"   The answer is not always the same due to variable factors that include age, gender, present lifestyle habits, chronic conditions, stress management, medication, etc., that can vastly alter the result of effective exercise and nutrition.

Pumpkin & Kale Pasta

Ingredients:1 box of whole wheat pasta1 tbsp olive oil1 bunch Kale (8oz)1 can pumpkin (16oz)2 cups mushrooms1 can reduced sodium vegetable broth (14oz..or half a box of broth)2 tbsp jarred basil pestoSalt and pepper, to taste Directions:1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.2. Preheat oven to 400*3. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.4. Add in kale--cook until wilted.5. Add pumpkin, mushrooms, broth, and pesto.6. Season with salt and pepper.

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: SAVE YOUR BACK!

Leading a healthy lifestyle is important in preventing back pain and injury. Some key practices are having good posture while sitting and standing, exercising on a regular basis, utilizing proper lifting techniques, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking as nicotine can weaken your spine. Following these steps will help keep your spine in line and help you stay on a path to good physical fitness.

The Luckiest Man On Earth

 My Dad Was The Luckiest Man On EarthMy Father was called by many names: Sarkis, Papa, Sako, Sako Amo, Sam, Sammy, Uncle Sam, Grandpa Sako, Saki w/ the Salami gun, Sakoolee, which means “Little Sako”.


Respect....Wow, I could go in several directions with this topic, eh? But I won't. This blog is about respect - and yourself. When I decided to write a blog about this subject, I was going to slant it towards respecting others to making choices to live a healthier lifestyle, but I realized that the respect has to start from within. So, that's where we start. Do you respect yourself? That's a deeper question than you might think? What does that mean, exactly? Well, here are my thoughts:


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