Counting Calories

If the phrase “counting calories” is enough to throw you into a tailspin, you’re not alone! Trying to eat fewer calories while making sure you are obtaining necessary nutrients and making sure you exercise enough to burn off the calories can be frustrating and confusing.  Let’s take a few minutes to break this down...

Embracing Happiness

When you think about times at which you have felt happiness, you might envision enjoyable moments you have spent with friends or family members, personal achievements, or experiencing something beautiful for the first time.   But, it’s equally possible to find happiness in everyday life by embracing a positive mindset and making personal happiness...

Sharing Aloha

For those who have experienced Hawaiian culture, it is common to use the word aloha.   According to the Oxford English Dictionary, aloha is “a Hawaiian word used when greeting or parting from someone.” But using Hawaiian language grammatical rules, it is literally translated as, “the joyful sharing of life energy in the present”...

Flexibility and Wellness

When you think of the word “flexibility,” does it conjure images of lithe gymnasts or contorting yogis? Being physically flexible is important, but that’s not the only kind of flexibility that matters; it’s also crucial to be able to adapt and show flexibility in thoughts and actions.   Flexibility allows for greater ease in...

Moving for Wellness

Each May, Acacia Creek residents and staff participate in Move for Wellness – an annual campaign that encourages participants to be mindful of how much physical activity we are getting and to inspire us to move more. Each week during the month of May, we track our purposeful movement every day to see how...