13 WAYS TO BE HAPPY(ER)

There was a poster in my daughter’s high school English class that said, “We do what we do because of what we value most at the time”.  Sometimes we value ease at the expense of true happiness. Many of our choices make us feel good in the short term but actually damage our happiness in […]

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Are You Busy?

“I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHETHER ALL THIS HISTRIONIC EXHAUSTION ISN’T A WAY OF COVERING UP THE FACT THAT MOST OF WHAT WE DO DOESN’T MATTER.” –TIM KREIDER When I was in the midst of raising teenagers I noticed how often mothers would talk about how busy they were as if it was a a […]

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Scales Lie!

Okay the scales don’t actually lie. Our scale does exactly what it’s supposed to—it tells us how much we weigh. It measures our body fat but it also measures bone, water, muscle, organs, undigested food and more. When that number goes up or down we think it is a reflection of fat gain or loss […]

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CRUSH YOUR SUMMER FITNESS GOALS [A DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCE]

As a fitness coach I probably hear more excuses about why people miss a workout than a seventh grade math teacher hears for missing homework. Here is an excuse I hear frequently this time of year: “Its summer.” We all say it like it is perfectly obvious but think about it. Why would the mere […]

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The Problems with Traditional Training

Pumping iron. Lifting. Weights. Resistance training. Free weights and machines. I am the generation who fell in love with gyms! I loved it and dutifully spent my days at the gym counting sets and reps and adding more and more weight. But after 15 years things began to change. Injuries were stacking up and becoming […]

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