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3 simple tools for a happier + more productive day

How’s your week going so far? Know what you’re making for Thanksgiving yet. (Yeah, me either; but my Southern-style candied yams were a big hit last year. Hmmm…) One thing I DO know is that I want to be as happy and productive as I can be every day. When I focus on those two things, everything […]

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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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How to feel confident and in control of your body at any age

My birthday was a few weeks ago. I’m still basking in the glow of soul-nourishing time spent with friends, eating great food, and taking much-needed naps after a particularly busy month. And as I write this, I’m blissed out by one of those glorious Seattle spring days when the sky is big and blue, the […]

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Add this one food to your diet to feel better fast

Happy May! Can you believe we’re almost to summer?! It’s gorgeous – and yes, sunny (!) – here in Seattle and I’m preparing for a month-long trip back east to spend some time in NYC, Washington, DC, and Virginia (where I’ll be speaking at my University of Virginia reunion…wahoo-wa! ;). Maybe I’ll see you there? […]

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What to do when self sabotage gets in the way of change

I’ve had this weird feeling the past few days…like something’s about to change. Like something’s ready to shift in my life, but I have no idea what. I thought I was imagining things until my friend Kathy – who is, like me, equal parts logic (she literally used to work as a rocket scientist for […]

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3 lies we tell ourselves about being healthy

Don’t you just love that little voice in your head? The one that tells you “It’s too hard, don’t even try.” “Who are YOU to want to be healthy/ skinny/ successful/ adored/ brilliant/ flexible/ strong?” “You’re totally fine the way you are. Just be happy.” (Well, that one’s kinda true…but I digress.) That voice is full […]

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Easy food upgrades for a healthier diet

I got this email from a new reader the other day: “I’m a picky eater and am probably an unhealthy eater. I need to open my mind to new foods and eating habits to get back on a healthy path.” First of all, yay that she’s decided to up her game with food! Making that […]

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How to do a spring cleanse without cleansing

Spring is cleansing season. EVERYONE is “doing a cleanse”! While I appreciate the idea of a cleanse, I’m not a fan of ultra-restrictive ways of eating…even for short periods of time. I am, however, a fan of consciously cleaning up my diet every once in a while. It’s easy to go down the path of […]

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3 steps to get unstuck with your health goals

I’ve noticed something in my conversations with people about their health… It’s really easy to default to “good enough” when it comes to the way we feel every day. “Yeah, my stomach is upset a lot and it keeps me from going out to dinner or other social events with my friends and family, but […]

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5 moments of inspiration for reducing stress

Every once in a while, I do these posts that I think of as “pure inspiration.” They tend to happen when I’m so overloaded and in need of inspiration that I seek it in every little thing. I become so present in my busy-ness that I notice things that just sort of float by me […]

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