Climbing in Russia, Part 1

September 25th, 2012

I have eaten more cold meat today than I have in my entire life. We are on the seemingly eternal flight to Moscow, Russia. My husband, Stan, and I are going to climb Mt. Elbrus in the Russian Caucasus. Beware, cold meat is served on the hour, ever hour of this flight, with vodka, of course. It feels rather strange flying in to Russia, probably all the brainwashing when we were kids about this country, I guess. Read the rest of this entry »

Pressure Point Fighting. Part 2

September 18th, 2012

Energetic transfer is a study all its own, complete with its own training and theory, apart from pressure points and fighting. It involves using breath and mind and body movement, to bring chi, energy, up to the hands to project out and into your opponent, attacking at the points for effect, as they are ideal places to inject such energies. Read the rest of this entry »

Pressure Point Fighting. Part 1

September 18th, 2012

Rounding out this introductory pressure point discussion, yin/yang, five-element theory: harmonics, intent, energetic transfer, breath and visualization. Read the rest of this entry »

Swiss Ball Forward Roll

September 14th, 2012

Starting Position:
Kneel behind a swiss ball with your hips over your knees and place your forearms on top, elbows bent to 90 degrees and directly under your shoulders. Clasp your hands. Your body weight should be evenly distributed between your legs and arms. Read the rest of this entry »

Buck’s Ski Emporium or the Mountain Ski Shop?

September 5th, 2012

So we know our ability level, have picked out a few options to consider, and are ready to go for it and head out to make a purchase. But where to go? Sure, Buck’s Ski Emporium might have rock bottom prices, but do you want to take advice on skis from the same guy selling fishing tackle? If you know exactly what you want and don’t need the salesperson for anything other than ringing up your order, then go where you get the best deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Part 2

August 31st, 2012

“Fruits and vegetables are the original fast food. The simple action of eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day reduces the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other chronic diseases,” said Health and Human Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. “We welcome our new 5 A Day Program partners and their commitment to bringing this important disease-prevention message to all Americans.” Read the rest of this entry »

Promote Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Part 1

August 31st, 2012

To help promote healthier diets, an alliance of federal agencies, private industry and health organizations has been formed to encourage Americans to meet the recommended guidelines for fruit and vegetable consumption. The partnership will strengthen the 5 A Day for Better Health Program, the largest education initiative in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

The Search

July 27th, 2012

You may have heard someone say, “You just can’t find good employees anymore” or “What happened to work ethic?” Managers looking for good staff can relate to these statements, and all managers would like to find the ideal employee. The position you are trying to fill has specific requirements that make it as unique as the individual you are seeking to place there. To find the right person for the job, you must first outline the requirements of the position, and identify the traits that an individual must possess to be successful in that job. Once you know the traits of the position, you can begin your search for the right candidate. Read the rest of this entry »

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 4

July 18th, 2012

Congratulations on a very good first week of your program. Aside from your losing 1 pound, I am extremely happy that you had at least some activity every day. Consistency is one of the keys to success in reaching your fitness goals and maintaining them for a lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »

Sherry’s Journal: Week One. Part 3

July 18th, 2012

Your diet is full of vegetables, which is great, but beware your salad dressings. You will see the impact they have on your fat intake when you count fat grams this week. Select the low-fat versions; they still taste good but often have less than half the fat. Read the rest of this entry »