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When you look in the mirror, why not be as happy as she is?

Look at Yourself Naked

Why on earth should you look at yourself naked? I thought about this the other day as I stepped out of the shower. As women, we are taught from day one that our bodies are not right. They are inherently wrong; we need to “...

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Why Do Women Need Muscles?

Should women really be the “weaker sex”? Do you really need to work your muscles? And what do muscles do for you? The simple answers to these questions are: NO! YES! LOTS! Our bodies, whether we are male or female, ...

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Your Feet Matter!

As a Career Girl, you probably take some amount of care of your feet. You buy comfortable shoes (within reason) You get pedicures (especially in sandals weather) You might even opt for foot massages or give your tight and tired...


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Healthy Winter Food Choices

  Are there healthy winter foods? Or only fat-and sugar-laden goodies like those we have been indulging in since last Thanksgiving (or, rather, Halloween)? You might know by now that leafy greens are nutritional powerhouse...

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How to Choose a Yoga Style

Ever wonder how to choose a yoga style? As you Career Girls start imagining your 2014 New Year’s resolutions, you may place the option to “start taking yoga classes” near the top of the list. In an effort to h...

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What Is Ayurveda?

What Is Ayurveda? It’s a question asked by many people interested in alternatives to Western medicine. The short answer is that Ayurveda is the ancient natural-healing system used in India. Most yoga-teacher training prog...


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How to Lose Weight? Use Sidewalks.

I gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks. That’s right. Me. The always skinny, always active, always health-conscious back-pain specialist. The girl who actually loses weight in food-focused Italy. The one who went months without a w...

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“She Has Amazing Arms!” The Truth about Muscle Envy

Recently, while approaching the checkout at Whole Foods, I said hello to the cashier and was greeted with, She has amazing arms! Referring to the woman who checked out in front of me, the cashier’s eyes were wide and her ...

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How to Choose a Gym

It’s fall. Time for school to start. Time to reset your body’s clock. And for those of you in a region that enjoys seasonal change, it’s time to move your workouts indoors. How do you choose the right indoor w...


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Do it. Do it again. Do it again.

Whether it’s human nature or simply a cultural meme (described so beautifully by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book, The Evolving Self, we Career Girls are strivers. We constantly want to improve, to show our value, to b...