By Katryna Starks Every January, people resolve to lose weight. They go to the gym, start eating better, and everything seems fine. Three months later, they’ve dropped all of these good habits. By the end of the year, they are back where they started – or worse. What happened? They started out the wrong way.… Read More Why “Lose Weight” is the WORST New Year’s Resolution
By Katryna Starks No, this has nothing to do with lingerie. It has to do with making every day a perfect wardrobe day. With never looking in your closet and finding things that don’t fit, are out of style, or just make you feel “blah”. It’s about building the perfect wardrobe so that no matter… Read More The “Oh, YES!” Wardrobe
By Katryna Starks If you’ve been following, you might have noticed the new look of the site. I loved the pink pastel, but it was time to update. Now that I’ve submitted my thesis, it’s time for me to update as well. In the wake of the redesign, I’ve looked over some past articles and… Read More Your Best Self – The Return
The other day was hectic – as usual. I barely got breakfast, didn’t get lunch, and although I was on my way home, when I stopped for gas I was ravenous. I scoured the convenience store for something to take the edge off when I spied the chocolate chip cookies. I bought one. It was… Read More The V.O.M.
By Katryna Starks In the last post, Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 1), I talked about the transtheoretical model of behavior change and its 5 phases: Precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. If you have a goal, you are in one of those phases. This post is about deciding which phase you’re in and… Read More Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 2)
By Katryna Starks I hear many people who have gone through the hardships of losing weight and getting healthy. They’re ecstatic. They’re helpful. They’re full of advice about how to be healthy. They’re encouraging. They’re enthusiastic. And they’re judgemental. It’s this last adjective that I’m going to address today. Losing weight successfully is a laudable… Read More Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 1)
By Katryna Starks Cleaning up clutter is time-consuming and stressful. For every item you pick up, you have to make several decisions. Here or there? Keep or toss? Those decisions can be overwhelming and mentally taxing. And, depending on how much clutter you have, you might have to make hundreds of those decisions at once.… Read More Never “Clean Up” Again
In the past few years, brain games such as sudoku have become very popular as people try to ward off the mental signs of aging. For the social types who aren’t prone to puzzles, there is another way to strengthen the brain. Canadian researchers have found that the brain appears to treat multilingualism as a… Read More Hablas Espanol? Parlez-vous francais? Here’s why you should!
Beth Payne is an actress, linguist, comic, children’s advocate and health coach. She has appeared on My Wife and Kids, The Jamie Foxx show and Comic View. Currently, the midwest native who speaks 7 languages, lends her voice to 6 different characters on PBS’s Maya and Miguel. In 2009, her whirlwind life came to a… Read More Body, Mind and Spirit: Beth Payne
By Katryna Starks YourBestSelf gives you the real deal when it comes to attaining your goals. Recently, we talked with Audra Wasson, who lost 70 pounds over a year and a half. She spoke about the changes she made, how she dealt with a plateau, and one exercise method that women shy away from, but… Read More Weight Loss Success: Audra Wasson