Damage Control

These are, “I think I can do that,” small preventative changes you can make NOW as we head into holiday season- this year avoid the all too familiar January “Damage Control!” You know the drill- Halloween candy started it, we’re ready to roll into Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years Eve and by January 2nd we… Read more »

Anxiety, Stress and Your Health

Choose your term of choice- stressed, anxious, apprehensive, concerned, afraid….all of these negative emotions, if not handled correctly, can compromise your health and sense of wellbeing! Stress and anxiety are going to come our way, it’s a part of life for all of us, it’s more about examining what we can do to AVOID what… Read more »

Eyes on the Prize

In any life venture it is extremely valuable to be goal oriented. Now and again we have to remind ourselves as to WHY we are doing WHAT we’re doing! What is the specific result we are hoping for? Knowing what we’re aiming at improves our focus and motivates us to stay on course. In case… Read more »

Mother Daughter Healthy Legacy

We do this wonderful “thing” three times a year here at the Oaks called Mother/Daughter week(s) and it has become a Spa Cult Classic among our loyal guests for so many reasons! This month I am highlighting just a few of our mothers and daughters and their reasons for choosing the Oaks! “My daughter and… Read more »

How About Those Habits?

“I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and… Read more »

Know Your Nutritional Enemies

There is a LOT of information out there for each consumer to wade through as we attempt to change our lives for the healthier and better. We need to know our friends and identify clearly our enemies. For a long time Americans have fought their battle with fat by eating “fat free” foods. We are,… Read more »

History and Destiny

That title sounds pretty big, but I believe that it’s true- if we allow it, our personal history- both successes and failures- can help to form our particular destinies! My history as an overweight teenager has helped to form my destiny as a Health Professional. We all have a story, and this month, I am… Read more »

Shoes Matter

What you wear on your feet has a direct impact on the health of your body, a fact that we gals like to conveniently ignore in our pursuit for the cute and the fashionable. The older we get, the less we can afford to mess this one up! There is a saying, “As go the… Read more »

Finding the “OFF” Switch

Many of us are “on” much of each day- we put on our “game face” and do whatever it is that we do, hopefully with excellence and zest, be it a job, volunteer/philanthropic work, or for home and family. Problem is for many, especially Type A personalities, it’s hard to find our “off” switch so… Read more »