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3 Reasons Why You Can’t Stick to Your Diet

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Stick to Your Diet

If you’re struggling to stick to your diet, take a deep breath. I’m 100% certain that it has nothing to do with your willpower and determination. In fact, most people have had this experience. And by “Diet” I mean a nutritional approach with an end goal. That end goal...

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How to Practice Proactive Stress Management

How to Practice Proactive Stress Management

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a bit about Quitting and Awareness. Both of those things support proactive stress management. You know, generally speaking, that life is stressful. Sometimes you don’t anticipate a stressful event, however quite often we have...

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What Being a Renegade Means to Me

What Being a Renegade Means to Me

If you look up the definition of the word “renegade” in the dictionary it has a somewhat unsavory definition. It says, “a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.” Eek! Sounds pretty bad, right? Like a traitor. Wowza. (Traitor...

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What Do You Need to Lose?

What Do You Need to Lose?

What do you need to lose? Many reading this will automatically say “weight”. And sure, most of us have some extra weight. However, that extra weight may not be the best health priority and honestly, by focusing on an area of your life that isn’t supporting you, you...

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6 Daily Habits to Boost Your Energy Levels

6 Daily Habits to Boost Your Energy Levels

At one time or another, all of us can use a boost in our energy level. Because we are creatures of habit and function on bio-rhythms, getting into a daily routine of practicing certain habits will keep us going day-in and day-out.  The human body likes familiarity and...

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The Quitter’s Renaissance!

The Quitter’s Renaissance!

Did you see the news? About two weeks ago, every major news outlet was talking about the highest quit rate in American history. The statistics varied, but essentially May had the highest number of people quit their jobs. They cited many different reasons, one of them...

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5 Signs You’re Ready for a Health Renovation

5 Signs You’re Ready for a Health Renovation

Are you at a turning point in your life? Maybe you’re finally feeling like you’re ready, willing, and able to take your health habits seriously. You know you need to do better, yet you’re struggling with the how. The fad diets and fitness programs haven’t worked and...

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Honestly, I’m languishing

Honestly, I’m languishing

How's 2021 going for you? Honestly, I'm languishing. "Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021."...

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Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Simple Daily Steps – Dark Leafy Greens

Are you familiar with the term “Nutrient dense”? It means that a food packs more nutrients by weight than other foods. So if you’re comparing a few apple slices and a twinkie, that weigh the same, the apple slices would be more nutrient dense. Make sense? One of the...

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Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Simple Daily Steps – Building Strength

Getting Strong! This week, we're going to start looking at strength training. Strength training provides a number of significant benefits including weight loss and reducing your risk of bone loss and osteoporosis. And when you work to build strength, you provide...

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Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

Simple Daily Steps – Sweetened Beverages

No Sweetened Beverages Okay, I’ll admit that this may be one of the more difficult steps for people to take. From ice tea and coffee to alcoholic beverages, sugar is added to most things that we drink. There are going to be several paths to take depending on your...

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2021 Word of the Year

2021 Word of the Year

Do you have a New Year’s ritual?  We have several in our home, mostly they involve food. However, each year instead of setting a resolution, which never really inspires me, I choose a word for the year. The purpose of this word is to set intentions for the year and to...

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