Life After Five
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The Tennis Ball: Your Body’s New Best Friend

How is a tennis ball magic? I was reminded of this little body-saving gem after realizing that weeks and weeks of sitting at my desk had wreaked havoc on my spinal erector muscles (due to my severe scoliosis). I felt tied up, t...

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Never Miss Another Bill Payment

  When people ask me for ways to improve their credit score, the first thing I always say is, “Pay all your bills on time. Every time.” Paying late even once can have a detrimental effect on your credit score and it ta...

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Women and Sex

Let’s chat about sex on this Monday morning.  Grab some coffee and join me.  I have couples who come into see me who call and say that there’s something wrong with their sexual intimacy.  The most common complaint is the...


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Streamline Your Life with 3 Words: You Are Awesome!

What are your different roles in life? Mom? Wife? Girlfriend? Sister? Employee? Boss? Entrepreneur? Teacher? Caretaker? Writer? Performer? Healer? Runner? Leader? If you were to examine yourself in the roles you play and asked ...

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Get Productive: Remove Waste

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are three...

Make a date with exercise today. Trying something new can feel scary, but your body will thank you.

Want to feel good? Exercise. (Right now.)

  I had the pleasure of attending a new group exercise class this week.  As a busy fitness professional, it’s tricky to find time (and energy) to explore new classes outside of the formats I regularly instruct.  Fr...


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3 Amazing Lunches Under 400 Calories

Have you ever entered your workplace kitchen and seen a tool that seemed overly-specialized for a simple work lunch? I’m the reason that work kitchens end up with a cutting board, french press, salad spinner, and so on. Not e...

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Keep Calm & Carry On Superglue, A Lesson from Dad

My childhood is full of father-daughter moments. I have many fond memories of the time we spent together, just the two of us. Dad loves to tell the story about when I was helping him paint the fence and I painted the neighbor...

SMART goals help you succeed in health and fitness

Want Better Health & Fitness? Set SMART Goals.

In my last two posts, I told you all about how to use a vision board to define the true health and fitness outcomes you want to achieve and then revealed that vision boards mean nothing unless you create a concrete action plan ...


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Show Up for Yourself

Hey there! You might remember me as the “I-only-do-challenges-in-month-long-increments person” (see: whole 30 & meditation challenge). Usually what I do is set a goal and maybe tell one or two people and then ke...