Personal Development

Is This One Thing Holding You Back?

Have you ever heard of the saying… “addition by subtraction”? What that means is… by removing things from your life, you can actually add other good things in! By subtracting, you MAKE ROOM for other opportunities! This is probably one of the most effective changes you can make, right now, that will help you see…

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Grateful Plateful

When your heart is full of gratitude, there’s room for little else. On Sunday I sat down with a giant piece of paper and some giant colored pencils to make a gratitude wheel. I went around and around writing many things for which I am grateful. I thought if I did this everyday for the…

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Focus on Form Before You go Fast

As a fitness coach, I always preach mastering form before you go faster in an exercise. Having proper form requires you to give each repetition everything you have. All of your focus and energy is given to a single movement. Eventually, perfect form will become a habit. Form starts to fail when you go too…

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Change! Eat for the Season

Change. It’s the obvious topic of conversation this time of year. We get a little nostalgic, reflective, and there’s a certain romance to the falling leaves and the amber hued palate of autumn. Many of us are resistant to it. We grumble at the disruption of routine or we dread the uncertainty, while others thrive…

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Building Muscle, Building Confidence

I’ve been weaning myself off of the barbell for a few months. I decided to change up my training and depart from the go-big or go-home approach. I’ve gone from high weight/ low repetitions to high reps/ lower weight. I cap my weight increases and change my tempo for a greater challenge. I’m exploring how…

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In a Relationship

What makes a successful relationship? Whittling down the answer to this question to the essentials leaves a simple formula. A healthy relationship: Is a priority Brings value to my life Honors who I am Requires cultivation In other words, when I prioritize a relationship I put aside time for it and plan for it. I…

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The Skill of Restarting

We’ve all had that time in our lives where everything is going perfect. We have our perfect routine down. We’re getting enough sleep. Eating Good. Being Productive at our jobs… But then out of no where, something hits us, out of our control – and that perfect routine quickly squanders into a memory of how…

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Harvest Time – Reap What You Sow

September’s harvest moon was impressive this week if you had a chance to watch it climb over the horizon at nightfall, its abundant light matched by the mounds of zucchini squash and cucumbers gathered from our gardens. It’s harvest time and the generosity of the land is shared with family and friends throughout the county.…

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Stress and the Missing Sock

I am missing one of my favorite socks and now I’m late for work. It’s walking Wednesday which means I pack my tennis shoes and extra socks for my lunch break walk. For some reason my sock drawer is empty, and I can only find one sock in the dryer. And so it begins- I…

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