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A friend called recently to ask for my help. She was feeling crappy about something and wanted to know how I stayed so positive all the time. My response surprised me because I think of myself as a born optimist. “Well, it’s a learned behavior. I have to work at it!”, I said. Because the truth […]

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June 27, 2017

The problem with positive psychology

I sit in the theater as the lights dim, the scent of popcorn (and of chocolate popcorn!) wafting through the air. It’s silent, except for an occasional rustle and crunch. My friend Ann sits beside me. (Side note: Ann is a statuesque Irish-American woman, with flowing Botticelli-esque hair. She might as well be Wonder Woman […]

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June 12, 2017

Why Wonder Woman made me cry

When my work and travel schedule get amped up, I’m reminded of how important it is to have tools for keeping it all together. And by “all together” I mean feeling like I’m firing on all cylinders, even though stress and busy-ness happens. Because when I’m NOT feeling that way, everything suffers. Work. Life. Relationships. […]

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May 21, 2017

3 areas of your health that are easy to ignore (and how to recharge them)

When my work and travel schedule get amped up, I’m reminded of how important it is to have tools for keeping it all together. And by “all together” I mean feeling like I’m firing on all cylinders, even though stress and busy-ness happens. Because when I’m NOT feeling that way, everything suffers. Work. Life. Relationships. […]

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May 21, 2017

3 areas of your health that are easy to ignore (and how to recharge them)

I’ve noticed something with my clients lately (and – if I’m being honest – for years): Their ability to reach their goals has less to do with the nuts and bolts of our work (i.e., food, exercise, sleep, all that good stuff)… … and more to do with how they APPROACH the work of feeling […]

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April 17, 2017

Not reaching your goals? Change your perspective.

Don’t you love when you see “March or April” on your calendar? It gives me a burst of optimistic energy – even though I know there are many cold weeks left between now and Summer. (At least in Seattle, where spring weather is indistinguishable from winter.) Days get longer. Temperatures get (a bit) warmer. Challenges seem […]

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March 30, 2017

Setting goals and why you should question your beliefs

I should warn you… I’m feeling a little sassy today. What follows may be a tiny bit of a smack-down. ;) I say it with love, though. Truly. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do is call someone on their sh*t, right? And here’s the sh*t I keep hearing from smart, beautiful, sassy, strong […]

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October 5, 2016

The biggest excuse smart women make for not being healthy

What’s your relationship with your scale? Do you step on it and smile? Or do you gingerly put one foot and then the other on it, hold your breath, and take a furtive glance down – waiting for it to tell you how good or bad you are? If you’re like most women trying to […]

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August 24, 2016

Why your scale is keeping you from losing weight

I’m curious about nearly everything that contributes to living a healthier, vibrant, and mindful life (which is a good thing, since it’s my job to help you live that kind of life). I also have an opinion about (nearly) all of it. No surprise there, especially to anyone who knows me personally. ;) Because of […]

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July 13, 2016

14 common questions about living a vibrant and healthy life

I’m curious about nearly everything that contributes to living a healthier, vibrant, and mindful life (which is a good thing, since it’s my job to help you live that kind of life). I also have an opinion about (nearly) all of it. No surprise there, especially to anyone who knows me personally. ;) Because of […]

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July 13, 2016

14 common questions about living a vibrant and healthy life

I get this question a lot: “What’s ONE thing I can do to be healthier/lose weight/have more energy?”. We all want a quick fix – a simple way to “make it all better.” Most health professionals would tell you that there’s not one, magical thing. And they’d be right… sort of. There IS one thing […]

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June 1, 2016

8 habits of women who maintain a healthy weight