Tag : motivation

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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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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“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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“Pick a program.  Stick with the program.” ~Fabio Zonin, Master SFG, Strong First It was Saturday afternoon and I was feeling overwhelmed, very overwhelmed. In the months leading up to the SFG I certification, and where I was at that moment seemed worlds apart. I had planned and practiced for this weekend, and knew I […]

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Helping Others Requires Giving

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“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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Human Touch is Powerful Medicine

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“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.”  ~Bobby Fischer Last night my husband and I went out for dinner at our usual place, which is a small tavern in a little town near us.  A few weeks ago we had gone for dinner and an old friend had recently started working there, a cook […]

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I have been on a mission to get my house in order over the last month or so after coming across a wonderful, little book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo.  I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get their home in order. The book came along at the […]

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Me, meet Me.

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“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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“It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remember to love to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.”  ~Jasmine Guy Can you be honest with yourself?  Do you look yourself in the mirror and like the person staring back at you?  Are you living in […]

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Today’s post is very special.  My friend, Todd Hoffer, shares his intimate, personal story about his addiction to alcohol and his lifelong struggle with finding a better path.  I knew “of Todd” from the time I was a teenager because he was in a band with his brother.  From my vantage, he was the cool guy that went […]

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