Nutrition

Don’t Allow Naysayers To Destroy Your Joy

Do you want to make a difference in the world but are concerned about what others may think or say? One way to sabotage your own happiness is to worry about the opinions of naysayers. Critics sometimes judge others based on their own experiences, fears, and ignorance — making assumptions without recognizing authenticity and truth. Find out what happens when you accept someone's smothering viewpoint and what to do about it...

Don’t Mess With Recess

Breaks are vital to a balanced life. Do you sometimes feel guilty about taking multiple breaks throughout the day, when you already have a lot on your to-do list? Rest assured: You deserve your breaks! They are beneficial to your overall health and well-being. Personally, I prefer to plan my day around breaks. Find out more about the importance of consciously framing your day with breaks so you will enjoy your work more...

Your Three Most Important Bones For Success

Need some encouragement today? Thumbing through a motivational article recently, I saw a thought-provoking quote that may be just the inspiration you need to get back on track. The quote suggested that we need three bones in order to be successful. One bone has to do with your dream, the second bone has to do with strength, and the third bone has to do with laughter. Discover the three bones and how to fuse them together for support...

Get Your Laugh On: Weave Humor Into Your Daily Life

When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh? A daily chuckle not only supplies heaping platters of health benefits, it can also ease the tension in uncomfortable social situations. You really don’t need a reason to laugh. I encourage you to laugh just because. Begin laughing at the silly, absent-minded things you do. Are you a little rusty on your chuckling? Perhaps you’ve forgotten how to laugh and need a starter kit. Check here for a few resources to place in your punch bag...

Enhance the Quality of Your Life with Pet Pals

Have you been blessed by the love of a pet? Pets teach us so much about compassion, patience, understanding and responsibility. And they captivate our hearts as they entertain us with their unique personalities. For many people, pets bring joy and comfort. Is pet ownership right for you? Be inspired by Jon Jon's story, and learn why pets are good for our health...

Get A Better Rate By Investing In What’s On Your Plate

Don’t you wish you could save big bucks each month without devising an elaborate plan? COVID-19 inspired me to think more seriously about how much I could actually save over an extended period of time by adjusting my dining habits.. I have a strategy that can not only get you amazing results with little planning, but also support your wellness goals. I put my idea to the test, and everything is explained here. Check out how I was able to save $150.00 a week...

Age Gracefully

Has your exercise routine become boring and repetitive? Do you have difficulty with mobility but would welcome a great workout routine to address your issues? Are you interested in protecting yourself against cognitive decline? Raise the bar by adding a new training dimension to your schedule. Consider a program that is fun and incorporates music.‍ Want to get your blood flowing and your joints jumping? Ageless Grace® may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Learn more here...

Second Language Acquisition — A Campaign For Your Brain

Are you concerned about losing your mental faculties as you age? What are you doing to boost your brain power? Today, I’d like to spotlight a multidimensional learning experience that can help keep your mind agile and sharp. Stay smart while engaging with a diverse group of people — learn a new language. Research shows that learning a new language can improve thinking, memory and communication skills. Learn more fascinating take-aways about second language acquisition here...

Striking The Right Notes: Music To Help You Relax & Unwind

How many tools do you have in your relaxation repertoire to help you unwind? Exercise. Yoga. Reading. Spending time in nature. There are a number of choices, but I’d like to promote another tool that aids in relaxation and has provided me with peace and tranquility over the years—soft, inspiring music. Learn about the therapeutic benefits of music, and also grab a few pieces to queue up your playlist...

Curb Calories Without Ditching Your Favorite Foods

Most weight management plans are so restrictive, requiring that you relinquish all the foods you’ve ever loved. Does that ever work? Well, I have a hack in my grocery sack that may be a game changer. Raise your hand if you’d like to cut back on calories and honor your wellness goals without giving up all your favorite foods. Hint: It has to do with carbs, but it's not what you think. Find out how to curb calories without depriving yourself...

Natural Stool Tools

Experiencing gloom and doom in the ladies’ room, may be clogging up other areas of your life. If you’re constantly constipated, you’re probably cranky, uncomfortable, and unable to function at your best. Have you been wondering how to have better success with bowel elimination? This poop post is especially for you. If you’re not moving your stool regularly with grace and ease, these five keys can provide relief...

Confidently Jump Into The Ring And Showcase Your Talents

You're beginning to reach out to experts in your area of interest, and people seem interested in you. But now you’re beginning to have second thoughts. That negative mental noise is getting louder and louder. What if they actually hold you accountable? What if they ask you to demonstrate your skills? Are you ready? Yes, you can do this! You just need a simple plan. Find out how to “work your what“ and reduce the negative mind chatter and feelings of inadequacy...

Make the Connection — Reach out to Experts in Your Area of Interest

If you’ve been thinking about exploring your passions but don’t know who to ask for help, I encourage you to step forward and begin reaching out to experts in your area of interest. Wondering where to start? You want to approach this venture with confidence, high expectations and enthusiasm. You may not have anyone to connect with right now, but you will by the end of this post, if you follow these suggestions. Begin here...

Refresh: Prepare for Green Cleaning

Living green is an awesome goal, but it can be overwhelming. Do you want to replace your toxic cleaning supplies but don’t know where to begin? You should be aware of what’s in your laundry detergents and household cleaning supplies because your products could contain harmful chemicals. And the harmful agents wind up in the air you’re breathing and on your skin, which can overwhelm your immune system. Find out how to make your home smell clean and fresh naturally with non-toxic household products...

Graciously Grateful Year-round

Wouldn’t it be great if giving thanks was practiced year-round? Have you been wondering how to more creatively express your gratitude, and at the same time, engage your friends and family to do the same? How can you send out your appreciation into the world and touch others? Get started using these suggestions. When others see you actively engaged in thanksgiving, it will create a ripple effect of positivity and well-being.

Are you giving back out of obligation?

Are you involved in community service? There’s no greater joy than making a meaningful contribution in someone else’s life. But have you thought about why you are giving and what you hope to gain? Perhaps you’ve never thought about philanthropy in this way. Read more here to reevaluate your service activities and discover if they are in alignment with your passions and purpose.

Unplug! Is that blue light keeping you up at night?

Did you know that your electronic devices can mess with your sleep? That's right--staring into your digital screen in the evening can sabotage a restful night. Find out why that bluish light emanating from your device can cause problems. Practice healthy habits that will enhance sleep quality. Prepare yourself for some serious Z's using these suggestions....

Move & Groove To Be More Productive

You’ve been sitting for the last few hours working on something important, and are beginning to feel fatigued. You need a break! How can you produce more energy and finish what you started? Here’s a fun solution…Get up from your chair, turn on some jammin’ music and do your groove thang for three to five minutes. Find out why this "shake" break can raise the bar for health and productivity...

Wizard Water: One Simple Lifestyle Shift

Do you want to drink more water but can’t stand the thought of more of the same, boring gulp? Plain water can be somewhat mundane, but with a little creativity, you can turn the mundane into a satisfying experience. Not getting enough water can put us at risk for chronic dehydration, which can result in devastating health complications. Create extraordinary, magical beverages — water that you will actually want to drink. Check out eight wizard water ideas here.

Tame Your Monkey Mind — You’re Smart Enough!

Have you ever told yourself, “I want to play a bigger game but I just don’t think I’m smart enough or I don’t have what it takes?” That negative voice in your head is your monkey mind trying to take control—distracting you from realizing your goal. You see, the monkey is a clever little clown that performs tricks with the sole purpose of keeping you stuck and confused. You are built for greatness. Follow these tips to help tame your monkey mind...

Look to Nature for Inspiration

Have you considered seeking the outdoors for motivation? Nature can become an important component of your spiritual practice. It provides a great setting for meditation. No need to speak or seek—just be open to receiving what you need. Don't be surprised if creative ideas begin to flow in natural settings. Try these suggestions to get started…

Declutter: Make Space in Your Home and Peace in Your Heart

Are you feeling tight and constricted, and need a plan to clear your personal space? Freeing up your space from mountains of clutter will allow you room to breathe, grow and expand. Doesn’t that sound refreshing? So you may be thinking, where do I begin? This project could take a few weeks or longer. Find out how to manage your decluttering project and where to start...

Forgiveness Is A Gesture Of Love For Others — And For Yourself

Nurturing loving relationships is vital to our overall well-being. But sometimes we allow a mistake or harsh words to sever our ties with a close and trusted friend. Perhaps it’s time to be the first one to thaw the ice. Forgiveness lifts the negative weight we’ve been carrying and quickens the healing process. Free yourself of the burden. Try these suggestions to forgive and makeup with a close friend...

Positioning Yourself for Part-time Work

Do you want to elevate the quality of your life and get paid for what you enjoy? Everyone has different standards for living. However, if you have been thinking about pursuing part-time employment, this is a good time to consider your options. The following process may help you get focused and will take about a week...

Bath to Bed

Can you benefit from a relaxation ritual at the end of a stressful day? I’d like to share a simple solution that can melt the tension from your entire body and have you floating peacefully for the rest of the evening. Take a long luxurious soak in your bathtub. Not only does bathing wash off the stress from the day and freshen up your mood, it has scientifically proven health benefits as well. Learn more here...

Establish a Musical State of Mind

What activities are you involved in that will help to keep your brain agile and sharp? Many boomers are concerned about loosing their mental faculties. While crossword puzzles, reading, and board games can be interesting, I’d like to challenge you to consider stretching yourself to a whole new level. Can you imagine your brain waking up from a long snooze and jumping through hoops? Learn what research says about how playing a musical instrument can stimulate the brain in amazing ways...

The Multilayered Benefits of Walking Outside

Are you looking for an enjoyable and exhilarating way to build strength and endurance, without being bound to a rigid exercise regimen? Slip into something comfortable, lace up your sneakers, and let’s go for a walk. Studies have shown that if you walk at a brisk pace, you can get an excellent cardiovascular workout. Learn more about how taking a hike can help you reap multiple layers of benefits...

Do all your foods need to be organic?

Eating clean, whole foods is vital to our overall health and well-being. If we were all living on farms, raising and growing our own food, we’d be assured that we were getting quality nutrition—the ultimate vision of “farm-to-table.” However, the reality is most of us don’t grow our own food, so we need to make a conscious decision about what we’re going to allow on our tables and eventually in our bodies. Organic foods are grown and processed differently than other foods. Learn more here...

Is the fear of failure holding you back?

A serious issue that many boomer women deal with today is limited belief patterns—specifically, the fear of failure. Many women are unaware that they are perpetuating this self-afflicting condition and how it is preventing them from achieving the level of success they desire. Perhaps there’s some fear around what others might say if you mess up, so you’ve decided not to try. Find out the different ways this type of fear can show up and what to do about it...

Continuous Learning Improves the Quality of Life

When was the last time you took a really good class? In order to remain vibrant, we must keep our mental faculties actively engaged. One way to do this is to commit to ongoing learning. Getting yourself set up for continuous learning experiences has positive benefits and can improve your quality of life. Learn the many advantages of lifelong learning here...

Revitalize Your Space With Plants

Would you like to make your personal space inviting and aesthetically appealing? While remodeling costs and decorating fees can be expensive, there’s another low-cost option that can get you immediate results. Consider refreshing your home with natural beauty — purchase a few plants. Read further to discover research-based benefits that indoor plants can provide...

Building Relationships Through Inspired Traveling

During this unpredictable time, it's important for us to keep our dreams alive. Have you been thinking about an exciting getaway where you can broaden your circle of friends? Due to travel restrictions, you can't take off now. But this is the perfect time to begin planning your exotic vacation and be ready to go when the time is right. Find out how your next excursion can be the best way to build meaningful relationships...

Tutoring Develops the Student and the Instructor

Have you been looking to play an active and important role in another person's life? Have you thought about using your genius to teach a skill to someone else? Find out how to hone in on your skills and offer your gifts in service through tutoring...

Make Your Evening Meal Ideal For Sleep

Do you toss and turn, after going to bed at a reasonable hour? What's keeping you up at night? The contents of your evening meal may be to blame. Discover simple solutions that may help you sleep better.

Exercise Must Be Enjoyable To Be Sustainable

Okay, let's be honest! How many times did you exercise within the last two weeks? If you can't think of an answer above zero, it's time to make exercising fun so you can reap the amazing benefits that moving your body has to offer. Find out 5 benefits of exercising and how to start "playing" today.

Omega-3s from Seas and Trees

Can you name some health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? One is they help protect against age-related mental decline. Learn about other health benefits and some easy ways to get omega-3s into your diet. You have many options...

Capitalize on Your Assets

Do you sometimes succumb to negative mind chatter, thinking you're too old or you don't have what it takes to begin a new path? In order to remain vibrant, we must remain engaged, and that means being dedicated to continuous learning. Find out how and why age is actually an asset. 

Prep For Your First Steps

Do you feel stuck and unfocused, wondering how to gain more from life? The fact that you’re experiencing these feelings may be an indication that something in your life needs to change. Perhaps you have not yet declared your calling. Discover two actions that can light your path.

The Plastic Part Of Our Planet

What are you doing to improve our global environment? Plastic is a huge problem. Did you know that the toxic chemicals in plastic negatively affect our ecosystem? Find out what ONE thing you can do to improve the earth's health...

Meet Your Spiritual Community

Do you sometimes feel isolated? Is there a way to build meaningful and loving relationships within a non-threatening space? Find out how belonging to a spiritual community can help you connect with like-minded people.

Get More When You Mentor

Are you bored? What if you could combat boredom and help others at the same time. Discover how sharing your expertise through mentoring offers many lifelong benefits.

A Habit To Sleep By

Do you get a good night’s sleep? If you're not getting enough z's, you may be sleep deprived, which could put you at risk for health issues. Try this suggestion and see if it helps.

Adding Clean Greens to Your Routine

Have you been wondering how to consistently incorporate more vegetables into your daily meals? Because this can be an overwhelming lifestyle change, today, let’s just focus on adding greens to your scheme. Here's how...

More Energy Than You Can Handle

Do you want to experience more energy than you can handle? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to spring out of bed in the morning and face the day with zest and zeal? When these seven components are in sync and when you nourish a deeper connection to spirit and the world around you, you will be an unstoppable force of nature!

Have Yourself A Sugar-free Day

How long have you been drowning in sugar? Well, your rescue team has arrived with your life raft! Excessive sugar consumption can cause insatiable cravings, premature aging, lethargy, a weakened immune system, and more. Now that I have your attention, what are you going to do with this information? Severing your relationship with sugar may not be as difficult as you think. 

Are You Out Of Your Mind?

Do you have a lot of urgent questions about your life? “What is my purpose?” “Why am I here?” Rational thinking, reasoning and logic can only take you a limited distance. If you want to expand your vision, you must become consciously aware of your connection to Source. One way to arrive at solutions to burning questions is to open yourself up to Divine guidance. Get out of your head and into your heart and soul. 

Lifestyle 120’s New Concept Logo

During my rebranding process, I imagined a logo that would capture my new vision for building an empowering community of spiritually conscious women embarking on a rewarding and fulfilling midlife journey. I wanted something special—a design that would reflect my current mission, represent my new purpose and give Lifestyle 120 a fresh feel.

Rebranding and Expanding—Lifestyle 120’s New Vision

Significant shifts in my personal and professional life have inspired me to expand Lifestyle 120’s mission. I am still your advocate for living a vibrant, passionate life, and Lifestyle 120 continues to represent a journey that defies age and limitations—one that’s filled with spark and possibility. My new vision is about raising feminine consciousness by creating a global community of spiritually awakened women who want to make a powerful statement in the world.