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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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Morning Stretching & Breathing

Starting Off the Morning Like many people, my first thought in the morning is, “I can’t wait to get to my cup of coffee.” But I do try to stop myself on most mornings and do a little stretching and breathing to wake up my mind, wake up my body and get myself focused for […]

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A simple yoga series that will relieve tightness in your hips and lower back

Relieve Tightness in Your Hips and Lower Back with this Simple Yoga Series

Feeling tense? If you are like me, one of the first places that I noticed that I was “slightly older” was in my hips. And when my hips are tight, my lower back gets over worked. And then it gets tight. Such a vicious cycle! This video demonstrates a very simple yoga sequence that can […]

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Yoga – what a wonderful way to enhance your life!

I fully intended to write a blog post about the benefits of yoga for the slightly older body.  And more specifically, I wanted to write about how yoga can help alleviate every day aches and pains.  And I wanted to share how it helps eliminate much of the stiffness we feel as our bodies age. […]

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The Road to Unconditional Self-Love

In college, I started a terrible relationship with my body and food. Looking back, there were several factors that contributed to it: My body changed since I wasn’t as active as I was in high school. I lived on my own since my roommate moved in with her boyfriend. I lived in the same dormitory […]

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Creating Great Energy for You and Your Life!

A piece of fitness is understanding how to manage your energy cycle. Many people run their lives in two stages: activity and fatigue. (Actually, there are three stages for most: activity-activity-activity, followed by a whole lot of fatigue that ends with a big crash. Many either lose their edge, get sick, find the need for a weekend […]

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The Art of Making Tea

I love making tea, and not the kind with a Kerig, my friends. The type of tea making that requires a couple different tools and patience. It is one of my favorite ways to unwind and relax. And although, I love making it and enjoy drinking it, I am no expert on tea and nor […]

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Being Happy and Being Fit

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon this quote.  It speaks to me on so many levels. If I think about fitness, it tells me that happiness is not about “how hard I get after […]

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This Moment. Right Here. Right Now.

Earlier, I was reading an article on mindfulness, and it said something along the lines of “the practice of accepting the present moment – is the only reality you have, when it comes down to it.” The only reality you have is this present moment. The past is gone and the future isn’t anything. The […]

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