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New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

As 2013 draws to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect on the past year while also shifting our focus to the year ahead. This transition invites us to indulge in the idea of a fresh start, and the thrill of possibility that accompanies new beginnings fills us with enthusiasm and hope. This positive .. read more

Volunteering Abroad to Learn and Serve—but Mostly Learn

Earlier this month I traveled to Guatemala and witnessed firsthand some of the deepest poverty in the world. Living on $150 per month is not uncommon for an entire family. While there are numerous opportunities to give back here at home, volunteering abroad is one way to help people while learning about other cultures. The .. read more

3 Wildly Simple Ways to Be Happier

Happiness. It’s a vague concept, but it’s something you know you want. Maybe you have a good life. But, you are busy and stressed out and you know you could be happier. You also know that there are no easy answers for the nagging annoyances that make up your life and the average person’s life: .. read more

How Important Is Sleep?

There is no substitute for quality sleep. While we are asleep, our bodies and minds repair, rejuvenate and rebuild. Quality sleep brings us clarity, focus and energy—and helps us remain calm during stressful situations. It can also help lower our blood pressure. When we’re sleep-deprived, we become more irritable, are more easily stressed out and .. read more

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Weight Loss: How I Learned to Stop Hating My Body

The first time I went to a weight loss consultant, I was 12 and at a perfectly healthy weight. I remember that visit as if it happened this morning. I walked in and the woman said, “You look fine, you don’t seem to have any problems.” That made me happy. Then she asked me to .. read more

Life Is a Marathon, and it’s Great

A few years back, I ran my fifth marathon. It was by far my best one yet, but not because it was my fastest. A marathon is a really long way. Really. 26.2 miles. 42 kilometers. 312 minutes of running at a 12 minute pace. Approximately 55,335 steps! I didn’t plan to run that marathon—at .. read more

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Look around you; look at your friends, family members and co-workers. A landmark study about how obesity spreads found that whether they live near or far, friends and family have a huge influence on your life. They influence your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and even your weight. We know that colds and flus are contagious—but weight .. read more

There Is No Try: Setting and Reaching Goals

“I’ll try.” This is a response that I sometimes get from a member who wants to set a goal in an effort to make a change in her life—a change that is deeply important to her. “I’ll try” drives me crazy as coach because it’s vague; its meaning differs from one person to another and .. read more

The Power of a Smile

A smile is powerful. It can set the tone for you and others to have a positive attitude in communication and collaboration. Smiles can actually transform the way people engage and experience an interaction. Smiling is the unspoken language of peace. At a biological level, we respond favorably to smiles. Smiles help build trust, and .. read more

Get Moving: Every Second Counts

Have you been telling yourself you are going to work out and then putting it off? Do you tell yourself you don’t have the time or tools? Rethink what it means to workout! You don’t need a gym membership or a trainer. You don’t need that new pair of shoes or a friend to go .. read more

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