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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.

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EAT

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For better health, play with your food

How often did the little you hear “don’t play with your food”? Especially if you were a sneaky/picky kid, hiding your greens under a mountain of mashed potatoes. (Mom definitely won’t see that!) ;) I bet you also remember the fun of baking cupcakes for your elementary school class. Or the awesomeness of placing the pepperoni […]

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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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MOVE

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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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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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LIVE

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How to be more productive by doing nothing

Pause. That’s right. Just PAUSE. Look away from the screen. Take a deep breath. Try to empty your mind. (Or at least let go of any thoughts that float by. ‘Cause they will.) Hold the breath, just for few seconds. Annndddd… let it all out. (Go ahead. Give it a shot. I’ll wait.) What happened […]

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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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