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WHAT'S YOUR UNIQUE WAY OF GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY?
Discover the secrets to feeling vibrant, alive, and gorgeous...so you can have the life you REALLY want.

EAT   .   MOVE   .   LIVE

EAT

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Get your greens with chocolate + 3 places for simple meal ideas

Did you eat your greens today? Do I sound like your mom? ;) I didn’t make it to age 43 (!) as a (overly) discerning health and wellness connoisseur without learning a few tricks. One of which is how to get both my chocolate fix and my dark leafy greens at one time. Greens are […]

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Why you should make friends with your sugar cravings

Here’s the thing about sugar cravings: They’re not going away. Ever. Humans crave sugar for some very good reasons. Back in the day – the caveman/woman day, that is – it told us which foods would give us energy. It also told us which foods were safe, since lots of nasty things have nasty flavors too. […]

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5 ways to ditch sugar after the Halloween candy rush

How was your Halloween? After a little Halloween revelry with my co-worker Kahlia, I spent my trick-or-treating time trying to sleep on a red-eye flight from Seattle to NYC. Ugh. But I got to nap in front of the fire on Saturday at my friend’s cozy country home in Pennsylvania; so I can’t really complain. :) Jetlag […]

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MOVE

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7 running how-tos for spring

It’s running season! I’m scoping out races. Buying new running shoes. Running the Greenlake loop here in Seattle for the first time in months (albeit in the pouring rain) and loving every minute of it. Even if you hate running – or haven’t run a step since you were 5 – this roundup of spring […]

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Me takin' a stretch break on my roof deck. :)

The number one way to keep your body young

I’ve been talking about food a lot lately. Yes, I know…that’s what I’m SUPPOSED to do. :) But something you may not know about me…in addition to being a health and nutrition coach, I’m also a certified Pilates instructor. I’m pretty convinced that Pilates is one of the keys to eternal youth. (Sunscreen is the […]

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Why you're not exercising

The single biggest reason you’re not exercising (and what to do about it)

I had the craziest weekend. I don’t get sick very often; but boy, did I get knocked down on Saturday by this nasty norovirus thingy you’ve probably read about in the news! Lucky for me, it only lasted for about 24 hours; but during that time, I was reminded how much I need good food […]

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LIVE

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To travel healthy, keep this in your suitcase

I just got back from an inspiring and heart-opening weekend in Portland, OR at World Domination Summit. Spending time with people determined to make a difference in the world reminds me that I’m part of a bigger family and that the work we’re doing together – across the globe – is important and changes lives […]

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8 reasons to get up early + how to do it

What do you do first thing in the morning? Grab your iPhone and begin frantically answering emails. Bound out of bed in a panic because you’re late (already). Bolt into the shower. Put some product in your hair. Grab a handful of nuts and an apple and race to your car. Yeah, I do that […]

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How to make your ego chill out so you can be your best you

You know that little voice in your head? The one that gets cranky when someone challenges you. The voice that says “Who is he to offer an idea for MY project?! I’M the expert!” (It’s a good idea, too. And you know it. That’s soooo not the point!) Or “Take control and make shit happen, […]

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