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The Secret to Sticking to Your Lifestyle Plan

February 27, 2013

Today I was reading a post from one of my favorite bloggers, Alison, over at Mama’s Weeds. She’s super smart and funny, and I just like how she thinks (plus she lives where I used to live…and I met her once at a Brendan Brazier presentation). I really liked what she talked about today because it [...]

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Start Today…

March 13, 2012

I love it when I read a quote and it really clicks with me (or when it makes something really clear that I should have been aware of already). Similar to last week, I’ve been finding a theme in my work over the past few days. Being a wellness coach is an interesting job because [...]

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What Role Does Lifestyle Play in Our Health? (and what role do our genes play?)

January 30, 2012

Lifestyle and health can be a touchy subject. Just as anything in wellness, we have a responsibility to find the balance between what is happening to us and what is happening in our lives because of things we do. My entire philosophy regarding working with people on their wellness revolves around that principle. We, are [...]

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We are not really victims, but our thoughts often make better walls than windows. The solution? Change your thoughts.

December 9, 2010

I just finished watching the local news, which was reporting sensationally on the health of women in the US. Note: 12 states failed, and no state excelled.  We’re not surprised, right?  They noted that the states doing particularly poorly were those who did not have any legislation about health, or any promotional or educational campaigns aiming to [...]

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Routine + Meaning = Transformation

September 17, 2010

I was almost tired of talking about how permanent weight loss doesn’t occur effectively from dieting, and how making huge changes all at once hardly ever leads to sustained results.  Then I found a new way to describe what does work for long-lasting change (in any little or big lifestyle thing). Consistency is key (yep, [...]

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Sneak Attack on a Better Lifestyle: Get Happy

June 5, 2010

This post is a spin-off of Supersize Your Cup, and the topic was one of the suggestions I made for increasing your capacity to make room for healthier habits in your life. Most of the time, Making Ourselves Happy is not at the top of our To-Do List. How did the world (our culture) come [...]

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Give Yourself Advantages

June 1, 2010

In an earlier post, I talked about ways to help yourself make positive lifestyle changes.  The first piece of advice on the list was to Cheat! By advising you to cheat, I really mean to give yourself advantages whenever you can. Envision this: You’ve spent all day at work. You’re stressed out because your boss [...]

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Supersize Your Cup!

May 28, 2010

We all have a capacity for the energy output we can put into the world each day.  The size of your Cup represents the capacity you have for (1) dealing with stuff in life and (2) performing tasks. When your cup is full with work and stress and required tasks, you don’t have the space [...]

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Dumb Bunny—Even he Changed for the Better!

April 18, 2010

In college, my best friend, Amy, wanted to buy a hamster. I’m generally creeped out by animals (sorry, can’t help it–just being honest!), and hamsters are way too mouse-like for me. However, I went to the pet store with Amy, and when we got there I proceeded to talk her into buying a dwarf rabbit [...]

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Osmosis

March 14, 2010

Have you ever heard about learning things through osmosis?  Obviously it’s a joke—and I know I’ve seen print cartoons showing people sleeping with books under their pillows to try and absorb the information passively… But I always think of this when I’m working in wellness because exposure to healthy concepts over and over (and over) [...]

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