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In today’s audio episode of “Getting to Know You,” I interview long-time client, Susan Plastow.  She has struggled with her weight for many years and in this candid interview she explains what she’s feeling and how she has been so successful in maintaining her enthusiasm and motivation for her new way of eating for health. […]

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Slow down and Add One Part Natural

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“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~Lao Tzu Hurry. Our societal slogan.  We are always in a hurry to get things done that will always need to be done.  We then add one part  – the burden of perfectionism. Yet, do we ever really feel joy or happiness?  Perhaps in the fleeting moments […]

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We All Need Love

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“Keep love in your heart.  A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are all dead.” ~Oscar Wilde This weekend I taught two yoga workshops themed around Valentine’s day.  My intent was to teach the students a little more about the community of yoga and also to help them open up […]

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Just Say “NO!” to Dieting!

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“To be honest with you, I still eat whatever I want.  It’s all about portion control.  I still love pizza, but instead of eating half, I eat a slice.” ~Bill Engvall I am a believer in the same portion-control principle as Bill.  I hate dieting!  I can only maintain a “healthy” diet for so long […]

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Carve Out a Space for Your New Life

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“You have to create your life.  You have to carve it, like a sculptor.” ~William Shatner I’ve just returned from the longest holiday I’ve taken in my lifetime, over three weeks on the road with my husband and dog in our camper.  It was quite a grand adventure!  We took our time as we made our […]

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Exercise Isn’t the Answer

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“How does one control weight?  By not overeating.  How does one stay in shape?  One plays sports.  There are no magic pills here.” ~Vladamir Putin Many of my readers may not know that I had my own struggles with weight in childhood and throughout my twenties.  I was a classic overeater and  I remember saying, […]

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Courage from Within: Step Aside, Fear

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“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be […]

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My Heart is Under Wraps

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller Last week I began a new meditation called, the Heart Rhythm Meditation which involves placing your hand over your heart while you’re in meditation.  I am amazed at the difference […]

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“If you’d rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.”  ~Martha Beck I have always loved life and found the world, and all that is in it, to be […]

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