Health and Fitness
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Lose Your Security Blanket (with Confidence)

I was never the kid that carried a teddy bear or blanket around for comfort. My parents said they didn’t let my siblings or me use a pacifier for very long, either. Maybe it was my nature,  or how I was nurtured, but I&#...

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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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A Must Read for Over Achievers

Dear Over Achiever,   Hello! It’s nice to see you taking a few seconds out of your busy schedule to do some light reading. Let me start by saying you’re not alone. We’re one in the same. There are thousands (make tha...


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Bored With Being Bored?

It’s annoying to me sometimes when writers write about writers block.  The blog is usually tangential, pointless, and I’m left wanting more of what I usually expect from the writer. I’m going to write to you about writer...

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Athletic Wear Trends: Work It While Working Out!

Some may be brave enough to say that the latest trends in women’s athletic wear are inspired by fashion’s awkward teenage years: the 80’s. But if any clothing segment can put a modern spin on neon and electric patterns...

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Sleep For Weight Loss: How Catching ZZZ’s Helps Trim Your Waistline

  I will make this short and sweet.  You’ve heard before how most Americans do not get adequate sleep. We work hard, we play hard, and we juggle our personal and professional life.  The end of the day arrives and the T...


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The Inner Work That Matters

“Changing your circumstances is not going to make you happy.” Last week I revealed that truth bomb in “Want Better Results? Focus on This.” If you want better results you have to turn your focus inward, and start lookin...

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You’re Not Finished Yet: Life Change Is A Long-Distance Run

  Humans are excellent at being cognizant of their shortcomings. Women know this skill well. We are always too tall or too short, too open or too guarded, too aggressive or too passive, too much of a brick wall or too much...

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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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Guard Yourself Against The Season of Illness!

It happened late Monday night: after working late and watching football, I came home and breathed in, feeling like my lungs were on fire. Thinking that maybe it was the secondhand smoke I’d inhaled around me all night, I ...