The Helpful Handful Diet

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Part of finding and maintaining better balance is finding simple healthy habits that we can pick up quickly. Some of the most important habits involve our commitment to healthy eating and exercise—two things we should do every day. Speaking of food, are you bored with your current eating plan? Then here’s something easy, fun, and practical: Try the Helpful Handful …

Omm. Umm. Huh?

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“Follow my instructions. Close your eyes. Sit still. Don’t talk. Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Drop your shoulders, and just breathe. How do you feel?” “Umm… better…?” Okay, so meditation. Right. Got it. It helps people to relax. That doesn’t seem so difficult. You just sit down and breathe for a few minutes, right? Or what do you do, …

My Fitbit Coach

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“Why do you keep walking up and down the stairs and all around the house? It’s after 11:00pm,” my Mom asked as I briskly passed by her on my third pass through the kitchen. “I gotta get in my 10,000 steps,” I replied as if it would be obvious to anyone else. I’d spent another weekend at my parents’ house–only …

Do The Work

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After writing my Intentions for 2016, I wondered what to focus on first to kick-off this new year. The nudge I received in response was, “Do your inner work.” Inner work? You say. Uh-huh… so what is that, exactly? I’m glad you asked. Inner work means focusing on your spiritual and emotional self—your thoughts, feelings, intuition—the energy that fuels your …

Making Lemonade

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Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – Lewis Carroll It was apparent at an early age that I was gifted with an “abundance of energy.” During my first years of elementary school, my teachers enjoyed my creativity and enthusiasm. However, my third grade teacher found my gregarious nature to be a bit challenging—so she tried …

“Clean” Your Plate

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Earlier this month I published a blog post titled, Just Move—a short piece sharing how I wanted to lose a few pounds and ride the wild zip lines of St. Maarten, Virgin Islands. I had been reminded by my buddy Jay to “just move” more often and more naturally; his advice made a world of difference. This week, I received …