Sept 25th – If someone gives you exceptional service today, tip them generously or be sure to let their supervisor know.

Great service is something that should be supported and appreciated, not simply expected.  It’s a gesture to let someone know they have done a job well and it can be a motivation for that person to be even better.  Not to mention, I love seeing good people succeed.

Sept 24th – Reduce your added sugar intake today to the suggested amounts… 36g for men, 24g for women.

Sugar is not a required nutrient so quite frankly, if you can go without any added sugar, that’s your best bet.  However, I am not looking to be cruel with the Daily Changes, so if you can, keep it down to the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 9 teaspoons or 36 grams for men and 6 teaspoons or 24 grams for women per day.  Note, this again is added sugar, not sugars that occur naturally in some foods such as fruit.

The average American consumes 21 teaspoons or 84 g sugar daily, far above this recommended amount.

So less sugar in our bodies, better health for you and less stress on the health care system from chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.



Sept 19th – Gain some wisdom from someone older and wiser than yourself, today.

It may be someone living that you can enjoy an engaging conversation, a friend, a parent or family member, a neighbor, a co-worker… or take some knowledge from an iconic person alive or deceased that you would like to learn more about.  There is something to be said for the knowledge, experience and wisdom gained from simply living life.  Today, treat yourself to taking a moment to hear what time has taught someone else in the lessons on life.

Sept 18th – Be brave, today.

One of my favorite thoughts is to do something that scares you every day.  In order to do this, you need to be brave, rather than live in fear.  Whatever it is today that you might cripple and shy away from, stand tall and proceed forward and if you have something to say or do that you know is right, say or do it. 🙂

Sept 14th – Optimize the efficiency of your technology, today. If you have been meaning to set something up on your phone/computer to save time, do it.

I would love to have a personal computer specialist come teach me all the ways I could save time and effort with various apps, software and technology (maybe there’s an app for that? ;).  And if you have any suggestions, would love to hear them.

In the meantime, there are a few I am aware of, but have been putting off.  Spend a little time figuring out some time wasters in your life that you could streamline better with your phone, smart pad or computer.   (Calendar, lists, organizing, etc.)

More time usually means less stress, less stress means better health :).