I did it again. I lost my oatmeal. I have a habit of fixing my breakfast and walking around the house eating it. I set the bowl down somewhere, and couldn’t remember where I left it. About a month later, my son said “Mom, what is this awful stuff up on the fireplace mantel?” …

It’s time for me to start fighting Peppermint Patty. I don’t mean the Peanuts character. I mean the candy! Yes, every Halloween it comes to this. We buy gobs and gobs of candy, with the intention of handing it out, but then we end up eating a LOT of it ourselves. This is probably …

Don’t you just love to get gifts? Whether they are big or small, they come as expressions of love and caring, in conjunction with celebrations like birthdays and Christmas, or for no reason at all. (That’s a special serendipity!) Sometimes the gift is a bouquet of flowers—and flowers come dressed for all seasons—mums are …

Just like Disney’s Cinderella, we want to succeed in this world and perhaps live a life worth remembering. Whether or not we end up living the fairytale or having any of this life documented on DVD like a Disney princess, I think we all might agree that our choices help (or hinder) the direction …

Have you ever had a flat tire? What were your first thoughts when it happened? Frustration? Inconvenience? Worry about what it would cost to get it fixed?  Well, let me tell you what went through my mind when it happened to us last fall.  My husband and I were traveling though Scotland by car on …

When I was a kid, I spent most every day of summer vacation at our community pool, Gateway. Those were lazy, endless summer afternoons, poolside. While the sun beat down on us, we played card games (“Spit” and “Pounce”), we had handstand competitions, and we spent all of our allowance at the snack bar …

Music—I think we will all agree it’s a powerful force in our lives. “More than a rush of adrenaline, You will sustain me until the end, You are the only one. When You speak, dreams and reality collide. Your Word rewrites my destiny. My life finds a new beginning ‘cause You are my energy.” …

I know. We exercise diligently and push our bodies to the limit in order to be lean, strong, and fit. Today we get up early to work out to beat the heat and then rush home from work to get some much needed family time. Tomorrow we work all day at the office, rush …

This Saturday, August 8, Abby Dixson and Katie Frampton will be at the Talbots in Columbia Mall, in Columbia, MD between 11 am and 2 pm. They will be modeling the (fairly) new T by Talbots fitness wear. There will be Body & Soul demos, drawings, opportunities to do a few exercises, and shop (one …

fall classes starting now

This fall, the music in our fitness classes will challenge you to “Live Life BIG”! Are you ready for the next BIG thing in your life? Are you feeling a bit scared by the next BIG thing that might be looming on the horizon for you? Either way—you will find encouragement and inspiration in our Body …