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Discover Your Personal Power

Tools for empowering your unique voice, identify your gifts and play to your strengths  If you’re ready to stop defining yourself by what you do or what you own and start defining yourself by who you are and how you can best contribute to making this amazing world a better place, you’re in for a […]

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Perfect. A four letter word.

They say we teach what we most need to learn. Within the past few weeks I’ve caught myself procrastinating, and sometimes abandoning, my desires for what I want, because I didn’t think it was “perfect” or that I wouldn’t be able to perform “perfectly.” I was beating myself up, and then, the other day, a […]

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How was the challenge created?

I received an interesting message today that at first upset me, and then I took a step back and put myself in his shoes and realized if I were him I would feel the same way. He accused me of copying his challenge program. When I read it, I could see why, they are very […]

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It’s time to GO BEYOND!

It’s February! How’s the New Year’s “eat healthy, exercise more, lose weight, tone up, feel amazing” resolution coming? I’m going to guess if you’re like me, and millions of others out there, it’s buried somewhere on the bottom of the longer than your arm “to do” list, and everything else except for eating kale and […]

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I’m A Chips & Salsa Addict

There. I admit it. Let me say it again. I’m a chips & salsa addict. Nope. Not quite  good enough. I’M A CHIPS & SALSA ADDICT! Lightly fried corn chips sprinkled with salt, dipped in roasted tomatillo salsa with just the right amount of spicy jalapeño pepper kick. Oooohhh! I could eat them morning, noon […]

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2012 – Healthiest Happiest Holiday Ever!

Did you overindulge on your Thanksgiving feast and haven’t stopped eating since? Does the upcoming holiday party season have you fretting about how you’re going to squeeze in your workouts? Does just looking at all the cookies, cakes and candy canes cause you to hide your favorite jeans in the back of the closet? Or […]

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Be grateful for your future self

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love it for the food and for the opportunity to share quality time free of expectations with my friends and loved ones. It’s a time to gather around a feast and get intimate. But at the heart of it, it is a feast. It’s the feast of all feasts […]

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A secret to healthier holidays

I just love the holidays, especially the holiday cheer part. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself opting for the gingerbread latte over the green tea, and taking more glimpses of the cocktail menu than your typical, “I’ll just have water,” order. While this may make the waitress’s tip a little bit fatter, it […]

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The Ultra 2000 LOVE Blaster

On Sunday morning I attended a workshop where we were given the rare treat of being blessed with a talk by the author, Marianne Williamson. Even if you don’t recognize her name you probably recognize her famous quote: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful […]

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Swallowing my own medicine: non-negotiables and meditation

Meditation. It’s such a loaded word. It’s associated with hope and fear, enlightenment and darkness, pain and happiness. Like anything I believe it’s the “starting” that’s the hardest. Everyone says all you need to do is start with 5-minutes, “Just give it 5-minutes. 5-minutes of being still is all it takes to get started,” is […]

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