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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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How NOT to eat too much during the holidays

If you’re anything like me, this time of year brings a roller coaster of healthy and not-so-healthy “binges.” You’re plugging along, eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep when…Thanksgiving hits. You take a breath. You pull things back together when…Christmas! Okay. Cool. Ate too many reindeer cookies. That’s okay. I’m back on track now… NEW YEAR’S!! […]

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The truth about gratitude

For those of us in the U.S., being grateful around Thanksgiving is a national pastime. So much so that it sometimes feels a little cliché. But what if the simple practice of expressing gratitude was, in fact, one of the keys to being healthy and happy…and to successfully reaching your health goals? The science of […]

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10 minute holiday workout you can do anywhere

Keeping up with exercise during busy travel times, like the holidays, can be a challenge. Add a cramped hotel room or guest room in your family’s home to the picture, and making space for any kind of movement is tough. Here’s a short – and surprisingly effective – workout I’ve been using for years to […]

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7 Thanksgiving recipes for a simple, healthy, and tasty holiday

Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the pressure to figure out what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. (If you’re not in the U.S., you’re probably NOT having that problem. ;) I’m going to two different friend Thanksgivings since my family and I are on different coasts this year. And, truth be told, I love […]

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Why I always make time for a morning practice

What’d you do this morning? First thing. Before you ate breakfast. Before you took a shower. Before you fed every person/furry friend in your house. Before you hit the yoga mat or laced up your running shoes for a run. Before you packed up your laptop to head to the office? I know you’re busy […]

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Halloween survival tips for sugar junkies

Welcome to “sugar season”!! Sugar is everywhere year round; but between Halloween and New Year’s, avoiding the sweet stuff is nearly impossible. If you have a well-developed sweet tooth like me, it’s time to prepare yourself for the temptations of the season…without going so far that you can’t have a little fun. Here are some […]

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3 women who changed how I think about being happy and healthy

I read/watch/listen to a lot of random stuff. A LOT. I do this mostly because I’m curious and find lots of things kinda fascinating. I also do it because part of my job is digging up the best books, articles, recipes, videos, podcasts, websites, etc. about the very broad – and often overwhelming – topic […]

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