Trump Made Me Fat!

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That’s a direct quote, actually, from one of my wellness coaching clients, Sandy, several week ago. The early months of this year had been particularly stressful for Sandy. Passionate in her opinions, she found herself increasingly frustrated by tidbits surfacing in the news. Even when she wasn’t reading articles or watching TV reports, Sandy found… Read more »

Tuned Into The Rhythm Of Life?

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Are you tuned into the rhythm of life?  Did your alarm jar you from bed way too early? Have you greeted the past three mornings with just a little more grumbling than usual? I bet quite a few heads are nodding right now—both in agreement and in a fight against creeping fatigue! Yes, the annual… Read more »

Feeling Kind of Blah?

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The excitement and high activity of the new year has long since given over to routine everyday tasks. Those hopes for change in the coming months remain, but motivation? Hello, wayside! And the calendar hints that spring is coming soon, but it sure doesn’t feel like it yet. Life right now seems to be colorless… Read more »

Reflecting, not “resolving,” for January and beyond

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I’ve been thinking lately about sustainability—the capacity for a practice or habit to continue, successfully, for the long term. We hear this word a lot when people talk about conserving resources or the environment. But I think “sustainability” is something we should consider on a much more personal scale, too. How we feel and whether… Read more »

Stop! Avoid these 5 Holiday Traps

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Are you thinking that the last few weeks of the year must, inevitably, be the most exhausting and energy draining on the calendar? (I sometimes feel that way.) What often sets December apart are all the holiday details. Shopping for gifts, party commitments, visiting loved ones, and special activities of all kinds can seem like… Read more »

Sorry, it slipped my mind ….

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We all have heard stories of the ravages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease affecting loved ones—or even witnessed that tragic decline firsthand in a close friend or relative. It’s heartbreaking. And for those who have lost someone dear to one of these debilitating conditions, witnessing the effects also can be frightening. It’s just human nature… Read more »

Does your workout need some tech?

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A lot of information has been released over the past few months about fitness tracking devices, and sorry to say, much of it really isn’t very good news. One study found that the measurements a particular tracking model takes can be wildly erroneous, giving users a false view of how much they’re accomplishing. Other studies… Read more »

Confused About Fat? Here’s the Skinny

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“Saturated,” “medium-chain fatty acid,” “healthy versus unhealthy”—the list of terms attached to the fats in our food is extensive. So is the discussion. You might see a new report showing that a certain type of fat is good for you, followed closely by a different report insisting that same fat is dangerous. Confusing! It’s not… Read more »

My Top 5 Must-Haves for Healthy Summer Trips

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Something about the blue skies and sunshine of summer ignites a sense of curiosity and a restless need to do something different. I hope you’ve set aside a bit of time off in the coming weeks to take a much-needed break from the daily routine. (No? Go put in that notice now. I’ll be here… Read more »

I Thought DBS Was a Joke, But This Isn’t Funny!

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You’re training for a marathon, and you feel twinges in your knee. You’re picking up your children and, ouch, your lower back aches. All of a sudden, your hips are sore. All these complaints may have one central source, according to new medical studies: DBS or Dormant Butt Syndrome. I hadn’t actually previously heard of… Read more »