Remember What’s Important in Life

Silhouette of man fishing at sunset.Thanks to Josh Botti (via Facebook) for posting this story:

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman Continue reading

My Favorite Healthy Desk Snacks

Green zip top bag of roasted low sea salt whole almondsNo disappointing vending machine runs for you! Save your time, save your health, and save your wallet by stocking up on healthy snacks to keep at the office. Here are 3 of my favorites to keep at the office.

Roasted low sea salt whole almonds
My very own bag pictured here, you can usually find this big green zip-top pouch on a shelf somewhere in the Giant Eagle produce section. They’re tasty, crunchy, toasty, and have mystical powers to control appetite. These are also great tossed into a salad with leafy greens, apple slices, and a touch of balsamic. Continue reading

Get Your PHA Out of the Way Today

Invitation to event. Friday 2/14. Chair massages, theraband class, biometric screenings, snacks, socializing, intercultural and interdepartmental. College of Education & Hhuman ecology, Department of Teaching & learning. combined English as a second language programs. Opne House. Arps Hall, Room 060, 2-4pm. Special bonus: 10minute chair massages 1-5pm. Sign up at to Bob Eckhart for inviting me to this fancy shindig at Arps Hall! In addition to smoothies from Bob’s very own Vitamix, I hear there’ll be a guided Thera-Band workout by Wellness Program Coordinator, Ben Van-Treese, snacks, and a chance to get your biometric screening out of the way; you’ll need that for your PHA. People always say you can’t love others unless you love yourself, so today, take a moment to care for you. Happy 2/14 to me, and all of you!

Lunch Time with Lunch Pot Lime

Here’s a small tip your health coach might not tell you: part of making healthy lunch decisions is having the right container to pack it in. And who doesn’t love cool, new toys? I bought Black & Blum‘s Lunch Pot online a few weeks ago, and you can now get yours on sale at the Wexner Store.

Two lunch containers, each with lids, stackable, held together with a strap which has a pocket for an included spork.

My main course goes up top in the larger container, and I make a point to pack the bottom container with a side of fruit and/or veggies to snack on. Having a healthy lunch in conjunction with my new favorite breakfast of refrigerator oatmeal has been my routine for the past several weeks, and I feel awesome! On the topic of making healthy choices, did you know that that OSU folks have free access to a personal health coach? Continue reading