SHERRY'S hot topics

Is Overwhelm Your New Normal?
 April 4, 2018

It's easy to talk about self care and making ourselves a priority, But then an urgent meeting pops up, the kids get sick, we get the "surprise" that the in-laws are coming for the weekend. All our best intentions for taking care of ourselves, hitting the gym, eating better and getting more sleep are put on the back burner. We instead find ourselves eating take out at our desk over our lunch break and responding to emails at midnight. I get it, that was me about five years ago. Runnin...

Manipulated by marketing
 January 10, 2018

this morning i was up early to catch a flight so my breakfast was some almond butter on crackers. not perfection, but decent enough for 4:30 am. as i’m eating the crackers i stop and notice the box…and then i got mad. why do the marketers feel the need, or have the right, to tell me that eating these crackers will give me “reduced guilt?” why should eating crackers give me guilt at all? it doesn’t, but thanks for planting that seed mr. marketing. this kind of stuff truly angers me. it...

Summer shenanigans
 January 9, 2018

summer is finally upon us! i love warm weather. i love sun. i love the beach. sadly iowa doesn’t provide me with great beaches, but that’s what planes are for! in high school and college i was a lifeguard and loved spending literally 12 hours a day at the pool or the lake. i had drawers of swimsuits and would pop one on and be out the door.then somewhere post babies my attitude about summer and swimwear changed. i didn’t feel so great about putting on a suit and heading to the ...

What are you looking at?
 January 8, 2018

consider this carefully. many of us spend time looking at ourselves, and often being pretty critical. this is too big, that is too lumpy, this is wrinkly, that is…well that is just plain nasty. sound familiar? we are pros when it comes to looking at ourselves and making judgments. but what if we tried spending equal energy looking after ourselves? more time appreciating what we do have, more energy on getting ourselves healthy, moving, enjoying life! you have a choice. keep lo...