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Learning to Embrace Change

  • Nancy Monson
The author looking over the Rhine in Cologne
The author looking over the Rhine in Cologne

I both love and hate change. Most of us are at least a little bit afraid of change. Change means the unknown…and it’s so much easier to stay stuck in a rut rather than plunge into the darkness. That takes courage and energy, even if you’re miserable,…read more

Should You Ditch Your Personal Trainer?

  • Nancy Monson
Courtesy of Vshred.

Sometimes you and a personal trainer aren’t a good match. It’s happened to me more than once: I just don’t do well with trainers who are gung-ho and tell me to go for the burn. I’ve been with my current trainer, Ann Marie Provenzano, for almost a dec…read more

International Women's Day: Women are Learning to Compete the Healthy Way

  • Nancy Monson
Photo by Siamak Mokhtari, Unsplash.

Today is International Women’s Day and I’ve been thinking about how women have had to step up and compete. I personally am uncomfortable with competition. When I’m playing tennis, for instance, I just want to have fun and get exercise; I like to win,…read more

Take the Reins: Managing Your Health After 60

  • Nancy Monson
Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Today, I’m welcoming a post by Jason Lewis of StrongWell. Jason is the primary caretaker for his mom and a personal trainer specializing in helping the senior population. He says “I spend a lot of time thinking about senior health. Naturally, as a pe…read more

A Good Death and the Nature of Grief Over a Pet

  • Nancy Monson
My mom, Barbara Peckel. Miss her every day.
Me and Zoey
Zoey with wings.

Today marks the first anniversary of my dog Zoey’s death—and, ironically, the sixth anniversary of my mother’s death. While I miss my mom (she was an unforgettable character), I am a wreck over my dog. Dying well is one of the Global Wellness Institu…read more

Weight Watchers Evolves Into WW—and Has a Fantastic App!

  • Nancy Monson
Products at the new WW Studio.
Blue Apron Freestyle meals.

As a health coach and a lifetime Weight Watchers
member (although perpetually 10 lbs. over my goal weight), I was interested to see how their rebranding as “WW: Wellness that Works” was playing out. The goal is to continue to help people lose weight,…read more