Author: Maureen Kearney

February 1, 2017 Maureen Kearney

The importance of sleep, the negative consequences of sleep deprivation and steps you can take to improve your sleep and therefore overall health.   Sleep.  Why is sleep so difficult some nights?  It was just a few nights into my family’s current road trip when I found myself wide awake, struggling to sleep.  I lay…

October 27, 2016 Maureen Kearney

Change is a natural part of life and an opportunity for personal growth.  However, too often fear prevents us from having courage and embracing change.    This is the conversation I had with my six year old daughter, Sam, while driving to the grocery store yesterday.   Me:  “ Are you happy or sad about…

September 5, 2016 Maureen Kearney

Dessert ideas designed to help reduce added sugar intake while simultaneously providing a sweet treat.   After my post on sugar, many people asked if I have sweet treats in my household.   Many wondered what my 5 year old daughter eats, or perhaps is allowed, for sweets.  True, kids love sweets, and a child is…

July 26, 2016 Maureen Kearney

Why is back pain so common and what can be done to reduce your risk.    Driving through California’s central valley on the way to a recent camping trip, I couldn’t help but notice the fields of fruits and vegetables.  The green plants were such a stark contrast to the golden hills. I also couldn’t…

June 20, 2016 Maureen Kearney

  The Joy Of Summer!     Wonderful summer – with long days and endless possibilities.  As a child, my fondest summer memories include riding my bike with the neighborhood kids, afternoons at the pool, catching fireflies and road trips to grandma’s house, which only three hours away seemed like an eternity and always sparked…

May 30, 2016 Maureen Kearney

Sugar:  The large role it plays in our food supply.   Sugar is on my mind. Perhaps it is because San Francisco recently passed a new law stating that a health warning must be placed on all billboards in the city advertising sugar ladened foods and beverages, similar to the surgeon general’s warning placed on…

April 24, 2016 Maureen Kearney

The baby harbor seal inched its way ever so slowly away from the water and higher up on the beach. It appeared slightly more than a foot long with a small softball sized head, protruding ribs and not yet with any blubber characteristic of a harbor seal.  We stood still, anxiously watching the large incoming…

April 12, 2016 Maureen Kearney

One afternoon last year, I found myself on the hardwood floor with my then 4 year old daughter, surrounded by markers, crayons, scissors and a large paper tree we had just cut out of butcher paper. It was a spontaneous project prompted by a book we had just read. A friend walked by our open…

April 4, 2016 Maureen Kearney

My daughter came home from school and announced that her teacher calls me a “Master Sewer”. Wow!  I was definitely surprised at this title as I don’t even own a sewing machine.  Although I could fiddle my way around a sewing machine, I have no idea how to thread a bobbin or when to change…