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Simplify Your Life

Over the 4th of July holiday, I dug out my copy of the book, Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter (by Elaine St. James).  While I chuckled my way through the comments about “planners” and “yuppies” (the book was written in 1994), the book’s message remains […]

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A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Life Happens Memorial Day weekend recently passed and I had family visiting for my daughter’s graduation. The house was full of wonderful energy and conversation. It was also filled with many foods I normally don’t allow in my house — and for good reason! Trigger foods (mine are sweets) can wreak havoc on me, and […]

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Being Overweight – The Roller Coaster Ride & What To Do About It

Weight Gain Woes The other night I was ricocheting between the intense feelings of frustration and defeat over having gained 40 pounds over the last 3 – 4 years. I was so mad at myself and frustrated that I was, once again, significantly overweight. I didn’t know whether to throw something or just sit down […]

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Creating More Energy for Fitness and Life

Over the years of working as a personal trainer, I have learned that success during the fitness journey has almost nothing to do with physical ability, and everything to do with your mental game. It’s what goes on inside our heads that keeps us in the game – regardless of what is happening with our […]

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Here is How to Accomplish More of What is Most Important to You

My story today is pretty simple. Lately, I have been feeling wilted and stymied in my efforts to grow my business and to accomplish some life goals. Ever have that feeling? What do successful people do? Since it felt like a “management” issue, I turned to books and articles about entrepreneurship. I was looking for […]

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A Healthy Body – The Best Outfit You’ll Ever Wear

The Influence of Society & the Media “Get six pack abs by doing these exercises…” “Bikini body in 3 weeks…” “Build those biceps…”  Observing various magazine covers in the supermarket checkout line, it’s apparent that these headlines bombard me on a regular basis. On the covers, I always see amazing, smiling, “healthy” models looking as thought […]

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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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Time to Hit the “Reset” Button

This past year has been crazy, hasn’t it? On so many levels!!! I am feeling it too! There is no talk about New Year’s resolutions or what they want to improve upon. This year, more than any year before — people want to get rid of their “baggage” and head into 2018 with a new […]

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Three Positive Thinking Tips for the Busy Mind

Typical, Daily Life Thinking No matter where you look these days there always seems to be something to be upset about. Whether you are involved in the political climate that seems to be cascading around us all, or just struggling to get through your day to day life, everything can constantly seem to pile up […]

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Here’s How to Create Peace of Mind and Life

Like many busy people, my mind races all day.   As an owner of a personal training studio, my mind is always “on” as I work with my clients and grow my business.  I am coordinating, planning, strategizing, and analyzing most of the day.  The hours can be long, which means I sometimes short-change taking […]

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