Blogs about Wellness

Put Your Mask on First

You know when you’re on the airplane and it’s getting ready to take off and the flight attendant goes through the whole safety procedures of what to do in an emergency? They show you where all the exits are, how to put on a life vest, and then they tell you about the oxygen mask. You know that part where they say there might be a change in cabin pressure and this little yellow mask will fall from the overhead ceiling? “Please put on your oxygen mask before assisting others.” Why is that? Are they saying that you’re more important than your child?

I can’t pass a screening to participate in dance. And yet“

Dear friends, The other day I was dancing Tango with a student in my UNM Ballroom class, and he thanked me for sharing my darker story of physical challenges with the class last fall.  

How many burpees will burn off the piece of cake I just ate?

  I know you’ve seen the memes that list some unhealthy food and its equivalent in terms of an exercise. And, I hear the questions all the time….how many calories will I burn doing this? How long do I have to work out to burn the calories of the hamburger I ate last night………in short, my answer is……..who cares?It really doesn’t matter!

Is Language Really That Important When It Comes To What You Eat?

                I have been getting a lot of questions about diet/nutrition and have been discussing my own diet/nutrition recently, so I decided to continue my theme of CHANGE and write a blog keeping the subject of nutrition in mind.

Some Thoughts on Yoga and Self Transformation

There is always a pull in yoga between adapting practices to the needs of the individual within our current world, and honoring and understanding its often complex traditional principles and practices. I think I've made the point before that I think it is like a chef cooking a traditional dish from a culture, with the original ingredients and methods, and another chef creating a dish that represents a fusion of cultures, or a modern take within a culture of a dish that has been around in different forms for a very long time.

Simple Addition

 As some of you may have seen, I posted a short video on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) with the caption "If you focus on results, you will never change....if you focus on change, you will get results". 

More Christmas Trees Equal More Presents!

I have a short story to tell...and then I will make an analogy (a successful one, I hope!): 

Amazing You!

Let's take a moment to breathe. I'm not kidding. Literally take in three nice, deep breaths and match the amount of time you took to inhale to your exhales. Now pause.What do you notice? Do you feel more relaxed? Do you feel calmer? Really hone in on you right now for a few moments. ..................................

How to Prevent Falls for Cancer Survivors

The last thing you want to think about while going through cancer treatment and after cancer treatment is the possibility of losing balance, falling and getting injured such as a hip fracture or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

What Makes Us Great?

Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved.