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Positivity Practices Are Not About Pretending. They’re About Possibility

When I learned the day before my flight to Nepal that I had a tear in the retina of my right eye, I remained optimistic that I would be able to make the trip. I wrote about how my regular daily practices were helping me cope with the situation. I focused on the positives in the situation despite the lousy circumstances. As it turned out, I...

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The Ultimate Test Of Daily Wellness Practices: Getting Thrown Into The Unknown With A Lot At Stake

Getting Thrown

At 2pm Friday I was supposed to fly from Toronto to Kathmandu for a Himalayan Writing Retreat and vacation. I’ve been looking forward to this adventure for months. I made sure to make time to prepare for the trip over the past couple weeks because the lead up to a big trip is part of the experience. I even packed...

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Adverse Circumstances Need Not Determine Your Choices – Three Considerations For Choosing Based On What Really Matters

On Tuesday mornings this fall, I have been going out for regular rides with a group of women. We had been riding weekly all summer and decided to continue into the fall as long as the weather allowed. The other day the forecast was rain, wind and cool temperatures. The rest of the women decided to forego the ride. I was determined to get out...

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The Paradox of Age, Ability and In-group/Out-Group Status: Real or Imagined?

Two situations this past summer sparked the question about age, ability and feeling included or excluded. I’ll start with the story that had the stronger initial impact on me.    

I was out with an athletic club I belong to for a ‘social’ bike ride. I’ve only been cycling for about five years and still...

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Building Confidence Along The West Coast Trail

Guest Post by Angela Herman sharing her experience hiking along the West Coast Trail in Canada.

When Angela posted the pictures of her journey along the trail in The More-In-Me Women’s MOVEment Group this summer, I asked her to share her experience in more detail. This is her story of discovering ‘more’ of herself...

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Five Approaches for Finding A Mentor

I am fortunate. Throughout my corporate career, athletic pursuits, personal endeavours and in growing my business, I have had mentors, coaches, friends and colleagues who have been instrumental in my learning and resulting accomplishments. I know first hand the value of having a network of people to turn to for support and ...

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One Minute Mood Shifters Part 2: Take A Moment And Feel Your Energy Shift

Mood and energy are directly linked. Energy naturally ebbs and flows throughout the day. Strategies such as the One Minute Mood Shifters help you shift your energy and thus your mood, preventing large spikes or troughs in your energy levels. Awareness of your present state enables you to choose actions to support change. 

From a yoga...

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Make Movement Fun! Try These Three (Possibly) Forgotten Playtime Activities (With Options!)

After my run the other day, I went skipping, hopping and jumping down the street. Even though my legs were tired from my run, these activities were fun. The reason for doing them is to boost muscle strength, power, balance and agility. Doing them on tired legs teaches my muscles to be strong at the end of a race – to find that more...

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How A Birthday Scare Reinforced Three Priceless Gifts for Healthy Movement

It was my Birthday and I couldn’t move! My back went into a spasm while taking a pan out of the oven. I could barely stand up and walking was painful. I’m always talking about how important it is to move. I’m always moving. And yet I couldn’t move. I was distressed, unhappy and in a big pout for the first half of the day....

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ROAR: How To Be Fit And Healthy Based On Science About Women

 

You are not a small man. Stop eating and training like one.

Dr. Stacy Sims, nutrition scientist and exercise physiologist, gets right to the point on the first page of Roar: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Female Physiology For Optimum Performance, Great Health and A Strong Lean Body For Life. Although I bought this book...

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