Lisa Truesdale

Lisa Truesdale
Lisa Truesdale is a Colorado-based freelance writer and editor who is passionate about the possibility of world peace, the importance of recycling, the value of gourmet cheesecake and the power of proper punctuation. She says that although her husband and two daughters sometimes forget where commas go, they always remember where to put their cans and bottles.

6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | April 20th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness

The statistics are astounding—the average American generates 4 pounds of trash every day, which adds up to a whopping 1,460 pounds in a year. It takes a plastic water bottle 450 years to break down in a landfill. And in every single square mile of ocean, there are more than 40,000 pieces of floating plastic debris.

4 Life Lessons to Learn from Gardening

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | April 18th, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth

It’s spring, the most hopeful time of the year. The other day, when I was taking a walk around the neighborhood, thrilled that I didn’t need a coat and boots, I started thinking about all the things I need to do to get my garden ready. Although I enjoy gardening, and it would be impossible for me to endure summer without fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes and cucumbers, the whole process seemed a little daunting to me at first.

9 Foam Roller Dos and Don’ts

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | March 21st, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

You’re experiencing pain or muscle aches, and your personal trainer, physical therapist, or physician suggests trying a foam roller. So you pick one up the first chance you get, take it home, and unpack it…but now what?

4 Ways To Brush Off Body-Shaming

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | January 28th, 2016 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth

If you’re a fan of social media, you’re probably getting used to seeing frequent stories about people innocently posting photos of themselves, only to find that “body-shamers” have come out of the woodwork to make negative comments about their looks, their hair, their clothing choices, their weight…you name it.

6 Ways to Keep Moving All Day Long

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | December 28th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

“Working vacation.” “Exact estimate.” “Jumbo shrimp.”

These are all examples of oxymorons: two words that are commonly used together, but that seem to contradict each other. And here’s our favorite: Active sitting.

8 Tips For Making A Resolution You Can Keep

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | December 28th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth

It’s that time of year again, when everyone starts talking about all the changes they want to make come January 1. Talk of “resolutions” is everywhere—on social media, during TV commercials, and standing around the water cooler. Then it gets us thinking about all we want to accomplish in the coming year, too, so we start making promises to ourselves that will be really hard to keep. That’s where it gets tricky: though the numbers vary a bit, experts believe that only eight percent of people are able to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Ouch!

Celebrate Vegetarians

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | October 20th, 2015 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness

When Andrine Nichols decided to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle nearly 20 years ago, she admits that it was quite a challenge at first.

“Whenever I went out to eat, I’d have to order a pasta entrée or salad and tell them to hold the meat, and it really bothered me to have to pay for meat that I wasn’t even eating,” says Nichols, who lives in Maryland. “These days, it’s a lot easier; most restaurants, even steakhouses, have at least a few vegetarian dishes on the menu.”

Day of Peace

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | September 29th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Inspirational Media

A few weeks before the International Day of Peace, I posed a question to my Facebook friends: “How, where, or when do you find peace?” Since the official purpose of the worldwide observance is “global ceasefire,” I expected—and received—several thoughtful responses about striving for peace in the world, and they were appreciated.

9 Ways to Get Kids Off the Couch and Onto the Mat

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | September 10th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Yoga

The other day, when I was entering the rec center for a class, I passed a woman who was just heading out. She had a long blond ponytail, and over her shoulder was a purple yoga bag with her mat strapped underneath. Following close behind her was her adorable “mini me”—a little girl, about 5 or 6, with a long blond ponytail, toting a rolled-up pink yoga mat almost as big as she was.

Harness The Power Of A Summer Superfruit

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | August 5th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

Quick—which one fruit most reminds you of summer?

Did you say watermelon? If you didn’t say watermelon, I suspect the beautiful photo gave it away. Anyway, if you did say watermelon, you’re not alone; I conducted an informal poll at a recent get-together, and every single person I asked (all 8 of them) said watermelon too.