Just Keep Punching: The Youthful Aging Mindset

What Do The Words Youthful Aging Mindset Mean To You? Does a Youthful Aging mindset mean having the body of a 20 year old when your 50?  Does it mean being in as good of shape in your 40’s as you were in high school?  Does it mean having enough energy to keep up with your grand kids?  Or maybe it means that you can bend over and put on your shoes without getting out…

Aging Youthful Top 5 List

Just because we are “getting older” doesn’t mean we can’t be aging youthful! Not too many years ago, Mark and I were NOT the picture of health; we each smoked over a pack a day, drank too much and were eating fast, cheap and easy to make food (read, not healthy or nutritious). Our excuse? We had a front yard filled with racing sled dogs that needed to be watered, fed, trained and scooped up…

Can’t: You Can’t Let It Define You

Don’t let people spoil your motivation and tell you you can’t do something.  If you want to set your sights on something then dammit, do it. I have let others spoil some of the things I have done, or wanted to do, just because I listened to their negativism!  Good example: Some of you know I raced sled dogs for many years. (more like: holy sxxt 35 years!!).  I had two major goals I wanted to…

Aging Youthful Comfort Food: Beef Stew

Winter is fast approaching in Fairbanks and with the colder temperatures comes the desire for comfort food for this Minnesota transplant. Being a Minnesota girl, many a meal in my house growing up included Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and a packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix. Throw in your favorite meat, add a few cut up carrots and potatoes and viola! you had a meal! Mom would make it really easy by throwing it…

Gratitude Practice: A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Started

Have you heard others talk about practicing gratitude and don’t know where to start or do you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for because nothing seems to be going your way? I’m here to help you get started and give you a tool to realize there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for! How To Start a Gratitude Practice Getting started is extremely simple; grab a pen and paper and write “I am so…