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The Best Decision Making Tools: Stillness, Values and Body Wisdom

I’ve had the wind knocked out of me this week. For 7 days I’ve been sick. So sick that I have not been moving at all. I did try a ‘jog’ with Zoey our dog one day and I lasted less than 5 minutes. I simply didn’t have the energy. My physical illness forced my body – and my mind – to become immobile. My...

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Values: Living Life From The Inside Out

Lasting motivation and focus are more easily accomplished when our intentions and actions are aligned to our values. To what matters. When we’re living our life and making choices aligned with our unique values, we feel fulfilled. Complete. As if everything is in sync. We’re content, energized and ready for what’s next. 

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Make Today Your ‘Some Day’ – Get Moving With These Three Questions To Guide You

Moving ahead, changing habits and achieving goals often feel more like one step forward, one step back and a few times around in circles. You do however have what it takes. I know this for sure. You have more in you and the possibilities are endless. 

Finding ‘more-in-me’ is a practice. A state of mind. In my research on...

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Optimize Your Energy Everyday With Intentional Movement, Mood & Food Practices

My frame of reference for making choices during my day is based on one primary factor – how will the action affect my energy level? I want to maximize my energy levels as much as I can. I don’t want to waste my hours and days because my energy levels are needlessly depleted. Now I’m not a scientist however I’ve been...

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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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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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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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