Wellness

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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11 Ways to Spice Up Your Smoothie

If you’ve been reading my blog – or are on my insider email list – you know I love smoothies. Especially green smoothies. They’re a simple way to get greens into your body first thing. (Hint: use spinach or swiss chard instead of kale to keep the flavor neutral.) It’s easy to get stuck in a smoothie […]

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8 reasons to get up early + how to do it

What do you do first thing in the morning? Grab your iPhone and begin frantically answering emails. Bound out of bed in a panic because you’re late (already). Bolt into the shower. Put some product in your hair. Grab a handful of nuts and an apple and race to your car. Yeah, I do that […]

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How to make your ego chill out so you can be your best you

You know that little voice in your head? The one that gets cranky when someone challenges you. The voice that says “Who is he to offer an idea for MY project?! I’M the expert!” (It’s a good idea, too. And you know it. That’s soooo not the point!) Or “Take control and make shit happen, […]

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Stay inspired and motivated with this quirky habit

Do you leave notes to yourself? On your fridge. On your desk. On your phone, even? I do. It just sort of happened. All of a sudden, my apartment and office – and iPhone – are littered with love notes. Or, more accurately, “remember what’s important” notes. This one… …posted just above my NeuYear planning calendar […]

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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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What an oxygen mask can teach you about self care

I taught a wellness webinar for the Cal Alumni Association last week. During the Q&A, a woman said “I get that I need to shift my mindset around taking care of myself first. It’s like putting on your own oxygen mask before you help others, right? But HOW do I make that shift?”. *silence* I […]

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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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