Conference Blogs

How can I?

How much time do you spend thinking reasons why you "can't" do something? Why you can't lose weight, why you can't get the job you want, why you can't buy the house or car you want...etc.What if, instead, you asked yourself "How can I?" When you tell yourself you can't, you shut yourself off from any possibility of doing what you want and destroy any motivation to act. When you ask yourself, "How can I?" you open up your mind to think of possible solutions and you are motivated to act.

How to Modify Exercise for Achy Joints

Let's face it, as we get older our joints don't always feel good.  One way to prevent injury is to have a thorough warm up before you start exercising.  Another way is to roll out all of your muscles on a foam roller to warm up the fascia that acts as a cushion for your joints.  The fasica becomes dry and brittle as we age. "Gentle compression with a soft foam roller helps rehydrate our fasica by stimulating its cells and helping fluid move back into the tissues," according the Sue Hitzmann, an exercise physiologist and creator of the Melt Method.

Essential Oil Usage and Safety

Essential oils have been used for centuries in cultures around the world in perfumes, rituals and ceremonies, and for medicinal purposes.  There is evidence that the use of essential oils dates as far back as 3000 BC with the ancient Egyptian use for burial.  The ancient Greeks and Romans used essential oils in perfumes and massage, as well as treating injuries.  Use of essential oils can be found in the Ayurvedic  medicine in India, which is used to balance the body naturally.  The use of essential oils spread to China with the opening of trade routes. 

Spongiotic Dermatitis – What Is It?

Acute eczema is a skin condition that is chronic and that affects skin on your chest and abdominal regions. It is known as spongiotic dermatitis among doctors and as opposed to other conditions that tend to affect various parts of the body, it is not common to see it affecting anything else except what was mentioned.This type of dermatitis is usually contracted when a person is young. Babies often show symptoms that are similar to that of diaper rash, thus postponing the diagnosis. Men are much more likely than women to suffer from spongiotic dermatitis.

The Buzz About Functional Fitness


What is your Goal? is a video I took yesterday at a kitesurfing competition at the Marina Park in Pittsburgh, CA. You need to be in shape to do this sport. When you can use your body a new a whole world is open to you. What do you want to do with your fitness?

Ketogenic Diet and Supplementation

The first time I entered the ketogenic nutrition program, I wasn’t aware of its shortcomings as related to my workouts routine and results. Everything I learned I did in a hard way, picking the nuggets of truth as I went along.How does it Work?

Fabulous Workshop coming soon!

It is not often that I have the privilege to hostess a workshop with my friend and colleague, Teri Gentes. She is a wealth of energy, information, and inspiration and is bringing her experience and expertise here to present a workshop on Aug. 10th from 6-8pm here in my home. She will teach while she demonstrates and you will learn, be energized and inspired, while you watch and taste! Space is obviously limited so contact me to register as space is reserved with your payment.  Register before July 10, and get a FREE yoga session with me!

Twice As Toned-Core Strength Training! blocks get a new use in this innovative and challenging core workout! Now you don't have to worry about not going to the gym this summer, if that's the case, and get stronger than you thought possible with these core exercises. 

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