Tag : personal training

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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“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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What To Do With All Those Leftovers!

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Christmas has come and gone and when you look in your refrigerator, you probably see piles of leftovers. If you’re frugal like me, and hate waste, you’re probably pretty good at figuring out how to use them up. Today I made Turkey Gnocchi Soup that turned out quite tasty, so I’d like to share. Ingredients: […]

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You Probably Have It All

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This morning I awoke to the sound of someone at the stop sign revving his engine at 4:00 am.  It’s become a routine and I was once again, irritated that the driver would be so rude and also thinking, “Geez!  Why doesn’t he (or she) get a muffler!” This time, though, I had been awake […]

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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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