Fitness

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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Why you should let go of work-life balance

Your alarm clock goes off. You reach for your iPhone to check your email. Your mind races with thoughts of everything you have to do. (The mind racing started before the alarm clock went off.) You bound out of bed and realize there’s no way you’ll get that run –– or anything else resembling exercise – in […]

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3 productivity tools for you and your workout

Someone recently asked me “What do you collect?”. “Nothing,” I said. My dinner companion – a Seattle tech entrepreneur and gadget guru – buys every gadget as soon as it hits the market (sometimes before). He was unsatisfied with my answer. “No. Really,” he said. Here’s the thing: For better or worse, I hate clutter. […]

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The real reason you’re not exercising, eating well or doing things you say you want to do

Happy New Year (almost)! It’s New Year’s Eve in my little part of the world, and I’m gearing up for – to be honest – a cozy evening at home with a friend to watch the fireworks over the Space Needle from my roof deck, followed by a day spent cooking Hoppin’ John and spicy collard […]

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How to feel confident and in control of your body at any age

My birthday was a few weeks ago. I’m still basking in the glow of soul-nourishing time spent with friends, eating great food, and taking much-needed naps after a particularly busy month. And as I write this, I’m blissed out by one of those glorious Seattle spring days when the sky is big and blue, the […]

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3 lies we tell ourselves about being healthy

Don’t you just love that little voice in your head? The one that tells you “It’s too hard, don’t even try.” “Who are YOU to want to be healthy/ skinny/ successful/ adored/ brilliant/ flexible/ strong?” “You’re totally fine the way you are. Just be happy.” (Well, that one’s kinda true…but I digress.) That voice is full […]

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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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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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Top 5 posts for making self-care a priority (even when you’re busy)

Last week, I shared a few of the excuses I make to avoid the “work” of self-care. (A couple of you chimed in in the comments to share your stories too – thank you!) Which excuse did you relate to? My guess is that “I’m too busy” had you nodding your head, right? :) Okay. […]

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