Fit & Healthy

I started this blog a few years ago because of both my passion for fitness and love for writing. I had a great beginning and have been more consistent at various times. Different life priorities have gotten in the way, so it’s time to try a new approach and see how it works.

I hope to start posting regularly my recent, favorite links that relate to healthy recipes, exercise, other health topics, spirituality and leadership. Hopefully, you find these quick links helpful as well.

I don’t claim to be an expert on health and nutrition. But I am passionate about a healthy lifestyle, and I read a lot. What works for me and my family has changed over the years, so I’m always looking for new ideas. I love collecting recipes, and I’ll admit I have way too many of them!

I also love how connected our mind is to our health and lifestyle choices. It’s why I included the word mind in my blog title…

healthy & young at heart, mind, body

Through my own journey over the years with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, I have found that my mental health is just as important as my physical health. A few years ago, I read this great book written by a counselor which made me think through and write down what I needed to be healthy mentally. My three priorities in this order are

  1. Time with God
  2. Time with my husband
  3. Time for myself

If you ever have any topics or recipes you would like to see on a post, let me know. I love to research!

Here are this week’s favorite fit and healthy links…

Recipe: Gluten-Free & Vegan-Free Pumpkin Scones


This pumpkin recipe had a flavor that reminds me of fall and the holidays. I did not make the glaze and chose to eat it plain or I drizzled some Wild Friends peanut butter on it.

Running: Tips for Running in the Cold  


I love the advice in this article and have been using it since earlier this year. “Dress as if it’s 20 degrees warmer.” It wasn’t intuitive for me. I used to dress for the actual temperature outside and then strip off layers making laps around my house to throw them in the driveway. I also now have a running vest which has made a huge difference the last few weeks with the drastic change in temperatures!

Health Topic of Interest: Foods that Improve Brain Health


My dad was officially diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia a few months ago. I’m a researcher, and I’ve always been fascinated with research on Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the past. So now I find myself reading more articles to understand it and also some research on prevention. I’m also drawn to articles that point out healthy foods and their benefits. It just reinforces our healthy lifestyle and the variety that we try to eat.

On Leadership: Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Loved this post on leading up from Craig Groeschel. I always enjoy these podcasts. Great perspective for me and reminders of how to lead in any area of life – not just professionally but also personally.

I hope you have a happy, fit and healthy Thanksgiving! Xoxo, until next time. Liz




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