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How to love your work for a healthier you

What do you think of when you think of being as healthy (and effective) as you can be? Eating well. Exercising regularly. Getting enough sleep. Drinking enough water. Reducing stress. Going to the doctor for check-ups. All important stuff, for sure. But there’s a missing piece…something you’re vaguely aware of but that’s easy to ignore in […]

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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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