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Love is good for you! Here’s how to celebrate.

Judge me if you like, but I love Valentine’s Day. I love red. I love chocolate. I love cards. I love warm fuzzies in the dead of winter. I love holidays. Period. (Any excuse to celebrate works for me and my family…we’re goofy like that. Is it St. Patrick’s Day yet? ;) And I love […]

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Product Review: Turn It On Fitness + The Big Book of Pilates

Last week, I gave you the scoop on the psychology of making exercise a habit. Using the power of psychology is a big help, for sure. But I also know that having the right tools makes exercise way more fun…and more likely to stay a habit. Things like functional and attractive workout clothes. (Admit it…you’re […]

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Making exercise a habit: What you should know

I have some bad news. Turns out that doing something for 21 days doesn’t really make it a habit (unless that thing is something simple like drinking a glass of water first thing every morning…which, by the way, I highly recommend). According to research cited in psychology researcher Jeremy Dean’s book, Making Habits, Breaking Habits: […]

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Set yourself up for tasty, quick, and healthy meals every day

People always ask me how I manage to eat yummy and healthy food 90% of the time. (Okay, maybe it was more like 70% over the holidays. ;) It’s not easy…unless you do this one thing: Keep. Stuff. In. Your. Pantry. I know, I know. It’s one of those things that sounds simple but is […]

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4 important questions to ask yourself about self-care

I recently sent a business plan to a group of friends and entrepreneurs with whom I collaborate. In it, I mentioned that I speak to corporations, women’s business groups, and entrepreneur organizations about practical ways to practice “extreme self-care” with a busy life. My friend Jenny wrote to me, saying that the idea of extreme […]

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For a healthy winter, do these 9 things

If you live in a cold place, winter can be tough on your body. Add the lingering effects of holiday busy-ness and overindulgence, and you’ve got a recipe for winter colds, fatigue, and general ickiness. The good news is…it’s easier to “reset” than you might think. Focus on a few of these winter self-care essentials, […]

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5 things I’ve learned about planning (and not planning)

I’m a planner. I like lists and calendars and accountability partners and, well, planners (you know, the old school ones you actually write in?). I like planning SO much, in fact, that I sometimes have a hard time going with the flow. Because planning has served me well in my life. It’s helped me land […]

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Indulge.

I’m taking a break from writing this week to spend Christmas with my family. But I have a VERY IMPORTANT HEALTH REMINDER for you… Enjoy the holiday. :) I’ll see you back here next week with some New Year’s goodness. xoxo,

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Top 5 posts for winning the holiday sugar war

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know I love sweets. What can I do? I was born this way. ;) But I do have a few tricks to help me stay in control…so I can actually ENJOY the sweets I DO choose to eat around the holidays. (No guilt allowed.) If the […]

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25 healthy snack ideas for on-the-go

You’ve probably heard me say this before (like in last week’s blog post, for example :), but it’s worth repeating… If you want to stay in control of how you feel and what you eat, NEVER leave home without a healthy snack in your bag. Especially during the holidays. Sorry if that sounds bossy (I’m […]

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