Spring Inspiration for Body, Soul, and Spirit – #VZWBuzz

I’ve noticed my inspiration and motivation often ebbs and flows with the seasons. Each season has it’s focus for me. Summer means Maui and holiday time means family. The spring season makes me think of renewal and hope. Many of us felt this way at the beginning of the year, too. But who even remembers […]

Why Nature is My Favorite Workout Buddy. #VZWBuzz

Sometimes people are great. The Viking is one of my favorite people (along with my two kids), and one of my favorite things to do is raid the gym with him. But to some people, the best workout partner you can ask for isn’t anything with lungs. Exercising outside can completely change an otherwise dull […]

A College Girl’s 16 Tips for Getting (and Staying) Organized

“New Year, new me!”—the collective proclamation heard in pizzerias around the world on December 31st! Raise your hand if you’ve wanted to make one of your resolutions “keep all my New Year’s resolutions.” Anyone? Just me? Whether your goal is to drop a couple dress sizes or just make it to your meetings on time, […]

Open Heart, Please Meet Opportunity

Recently, someone in our neighborhood passed away. I don’t know the actual circumstances, but not long ago I had noticed them doing yard work and had always admired the work and love they put into their home. Our neighborhood is somewhat rural, so you don’t see each other, driveway next to driveway, but you’re aware […]

5 Mindset Tweaks for a Healthier Holiday Season

After decades of walking this earth, I believe the key to healthy living has to center around your emotional and mental well-being. This is where a change, a tweak, a redirection has to begin. Especially if that change is to become a lifestyle. It would be easy to suggest not eating the first batch of […]

Salad for Breakfast? Rethinking Why We Eat, What We Eat, and When We Eat It

Early this morning, while standing in front of my open fridge, I decided I’d have a salad with tuna. Yes, I did say this morning. Stop the presses. Joyce just had tuna for BREAKFAST. I mean that’s weird, right? I felt like I broke some sort of unspoken rule. I’ve been around the health, fitness, and sports industries for a […]