Year: 2017

Overcome Your Fears through Practice

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie Sometimes you have to face your fears, swallow hard and push through.  Double kettlebell snatches have scared me since first I tried them.  They’re awkward, they take tremendous power and my mind can’t really focus […]

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Do Child’s Pose to Help with Stress this Holiday Season

“If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content.” ~ Sri Dharma Mittra Most of you now know that Warsaw’s Secret Fitness Studio will officially close at the end of the year.  I am somewhat saddened, and yet I am also happy that I have this website, […]

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Why I Love the StrongFirst Organization!

I am a student of strength. I am a teacher of strength. I am a quiet professional. StrongFirst Code The first time that I heard the StrongFirst code, I am really wasn’t sure what it meant.  Although it was mentioned numerous times throughout my certification weekend (the first chance I really interacted with the organization […]

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Free Yoga Videos

Enjoy this short playlist of simple yoga poses.

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How She Finally Figured Out Weight Loss!

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

“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

“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!

“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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