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Discover the secrets to feeling vibrant, alive, and gorgeous...so you can have the life you REALLY want.

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EAT

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Recipe: Creamy Spring Celery Soup

What to do with a bunch of celery… that was my challenge. I had two big bunches from my CSA that were about to pass their prime. When my friend Janet suggested making celery soup, I was like “Um, come again?”. I love celery for snacking and, of course, as a vital ingredient in the […]

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In Defense of Breakfast

In defense of breakfast

The “breakfast hypothesis” – i.e., the assumption that breakfast eaters are better able to manage their weight – got some bad press earlier this year. Debunked by research at Columbia University, the go-to proclamation by health coaches and nutritionists everywhere that you MUST eat breakfast if you want to lose weight or maintain a healthy […]

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Blueberries in a Bowl

Recipe: Healthy Blueberry Nectarine Crumble

You don’t need much to make summer fruit shine – least of all refined, white sugar. A few weeks ago, I had a bunch of nectarines and blueberries from the farmers market about to pass their prime and a party to attend. This came together so fast and so easily and gave that beautiful fruit a […]

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MOVE

10 minute holiday workout

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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On-the-Go Stress Busting Exercises That Work

How stressed out are you right now? On a scale of 1 to 10? Okay. Write that down…and sit tight for a minute. I don’t know about you, but stress and anxiety can be a real buzz kill for me some days. I’m plugging along, doing my thing, when all of a sudden a thought […]

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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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LIVE

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How to make every day a celebration

Imagine a place where a group of people – thrilled to see you – offer their hands for high-5’s as you walk through the door. Now, stick with me, ‘cause what I’m about to say may sound a little crazy: What if you high-5’d a stranger? Every day. You’re walking down the street, feeling good. […]

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The counterintuitive way to have more time

I’m Type A. I get flustered easily when things don’t go according to plan (i.e., a lot). (If you know anything about Ayurvedic medicine, you won’t be surprised that my primary dosha is Pitta.) I get especially freaked out when I don’t think I have enough time. So I’ve been experimenting recently with acting AS […]

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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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