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Clean Eating vs. Dieting – Why Diets Don’t Work

I have to tell you – no matter how many times I’ve heard it, it’s always a heartbreaking experience to hear a new client share their struggles with weight loss, body image and self-confidence. The flurry of fad diets, the money dished out on gadgets, pills and programs to lose weight…only to gain it right […]

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Why I Stopped Counting Calories and Started Counting Colors

When I started out on my health journey 18 years ago, I was a calorie counter. I was a new personal trainer, and thought it was super imporant to know how many calories were in everything. I believed, because it’s what the “experts” all said of course, that if I ate less and exercised more […]

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Why Detox in the Fall?

Do you find yourself craving sugar repeatedly throughout the day? Is sugar or caffeine the only thing that gets you through your daily afternoon slump? Do you go to bed exhausted, only to find yourself tossing and turning or falling asleep but unable to stay asleep? If so, I’d venture to say your body is […]

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Creating Your Most Incredible Year!

Aaaaah, 2014. New year, new beginnings. Time to wipe the slate clean, start fresh and make choices that allow us to be a better version of ourselves. Everything becomes possible again. The air becomes easier to breathe. Fear once again turns to faith. But if you step into the new year blindly, you’ll likely fall […]

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Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

Halloween creates a lot of mixed emotions for me. I LOVE to get dressed up, be silly and have fun. And OK, I love my sweets! But I am NOT a fan of celebrating all the sugary and highly processed treats that come with this holiday. The reality is, we can’t ignore the rampant childhood […]

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Is It Time to Get Your Groove Back?

OK, so I think it’s quite clear that I haven’t exactly been “back”, as I declared I would be in my post, ahem, a year ago?! Wow, not so proud of that. Of course, I’ve had my share of significant events in the past several years, some of which produced the highest of highs, and […]

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Are You Striving for Success or Significance?

How do you define Success? Is it about achieving a particular status…the impressive title, the fancy car, the big house?  Does it come from a having a notable degree and a big bank account? I’d venture to say that everyone reading this knows of people who can boast those “achievements”, but are in fact living […]

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7 Reasons Why You’re Not Rockin’ Your Business

Are you trying to build a home-based business but find yourself frustrated and spinning your wheels, wondering why you’re not experiencing the success you dream about?  For most, the answer lies with taking a good honest look in the mirror, and assessing your mindset, daily activities, strategy and execution. Here are 7 (very likely) reasons […]

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Leadership ~ Nature vs. Nurture?

We’ve often heard it debated as to whether leaders are born or developed, which I find to be an interesting conversation. While I do believe that you can be born with certain leadership “characteristics”, that in no way means that you will become a leader. Let’s take for example, the person who has been extremely […]

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It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat!

We’ve all experienced times in our lives where we are tested, often to what seems our very limits, physically, mentally, and emotionally.  The outcome is determined by the strength of our character, how grounded we are in our core values, and our personal choices about how we respond to stress, overwhelm or adversity. Well these […]

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