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My Fave Holiday Stocking Stuffers

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In my family, we're into holiday stockings. My mom still makes up a stocking for me each Christmas and when I was married, my ex-husband & I exchanged stockings. It's a tradition I'll continue forever! Growing up, my stocking was full of candy & toys. In the last few years, my mom has played it safe by skipping the candy and filling my stocking with socks, candles, dental floss, dish ...Read More

417: Health Hack for Metabolism, Wrinkles & Energy

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Most of us aren't taking advantage of a huge tool at our disposal: light. Light has the ability to increase our metabolism, speed our healing, reduce inflammation, increase energy and much more. Yet, we take it for granted. We think using light is quackery. It's not. Try to grow a plant in the dark. Overexpose a plant to light. See what happens. Light is a super-nutrient, as important to human ...Read More

414: Why We Struggle To Create What We Want

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In today's episode we're talking about how there's a difference between knowing how you want things to work and doing work. In life & business, many of us struggle to create success because we aren't balanced or consistent in our approach. Today I'm talking about the book The E-Myth Revisted by Michael Gerber. Though the book is about business, it talks about how there are 3 primary approaches to work ...Read More

How I Evaluate Temptations & Indulgences

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As I write this, I'm sitting on my balcony looking at the ocean in the Domincan Republic. I'm staying at an all inclusive resort so, of course, food & alcohol is absolutely everywhere. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. Before I get specific about how I evaluate all temptations around me & decide which indulgences are worth it, how much & when, I ...Read More

All Inclusive Without Going Overboard

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Hello from Punta Cana! It was a fun day of swimming & exploring but I couldn't miss my daily check-in with you guys! It's just a wee bit late! Thanks for understanding! I'd be lying if I said I didn't recognize the potential disaster of an all-inclusive resort. There was certainly a time in my not-so-distant past where vacation meant food & alcohol free for all. Add all-you-can-eat food & ...Read More

412: Fat Loss, Happiness & Vacation

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Is it possible to enjoy your vacation, enjoy your food and make progress towards your goals at the same time? Yup, I do believe it is. As I prepare for a bunch of vacations and family holiday celebrations, I thought I'd share with you some general holiday & vacation strategies that go beyond "eat less, move more and only eat what you love". In today's episode we're talking about finding ...Read More

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Unhappy Fat? Unhappy Thin.

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When I weighed over 350 lbs, I thought for sure that losing weight would make me happier. In fact, I was certain that happiness & body weight went together. Cause & effect. Lose weight, get happier. I was wrong. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here.  If you're unhappy before losing weight, losing weight won't make you happy. I talked about this at length ...Read More

410: More Simple, More Results

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Oooooh boy do I have a great episode for you today! Since I am spending today in Boston with my ASCEND 2017 attendees, I thought I'd let you in on a little of the fun by sharing an audio from ASCEND 2016! Today's podcast is one of the lectures from ASCEND 2016 on the power of simplicity. This podcast is about doing less to get more. It's about embracing a ...Read More

Responding To Stress

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I used to be a stress eater. If there had been an award for the the best stress eater, I'd have won it. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. If my picture is any indication, I was one (large) stressed, unhappy woman. Yeah. Stressed. And, turning to food to ignore my stress, thereby creating even more stress (physically & emotionally). Here's what is ...Read More

408: Incorporating Fitness & Staying Motivated

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Today was such a fun episode! It is part 2 of a 2 part listener Q&A episode! We had so much fun in episode 407 talking about parenting, raising healthy kids, staying engaged when you reach maintenance & vegan options for a fat loss breakfast. We also touched on inspiring others, strategies for women in menopause and my tiny house project. Today we're kicking off talking about fitness & exercise ...Read More