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Find Your People

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    We have all heard the saying, “ it takes a village to raise a child.” Well…I am a pretty firm believer that it also takes a village to keep an adult from reverting back to being a child. It takes a village to actualize the full potential of every man and every woman. If you want something greater for your life than what you currently have, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by connecting with people who either already have or…

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A Healthy Woman Is…

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Once upon a time there was a little girl whose heart and soul were consumed by the art of dance. She had talent. She had a strong work ethic. She had passion. She had all the ingredients to make her dreams come true…well…almost. Teachers loved her because she was an eager student and had a fire that was hard to replicate. The dance world gave her a lot: great roles, great reviews, and even a scholarship to college. Unfortunately, it also insisted upon giving her…

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How Standing on My Hands Taught Me To Live More Wisely on My Feet

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I was practicing handstands recently in a small empty corner of the gym while a man, spinning frantically on his stationary bike, peered on.  As I proceeded to move onto a different task, this man had two comments for me: #1   “You are just showing off.” #2   “You must have been a gymnast.”   Mind you, he is not the first person to make such remarks, nor will he be the last. I took a deep here-we-go-again breath, kindly explained to him that I had…

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Taming Your Inner Toddler

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Toddlers are a handful.  They don’t walk anywhere…they only run.  Once they start talking, they never seem to stop.  They throw fits often.  They cling to strange things.  They refuse to nap when they need it the most, and they insist on doing everything their own way, even though “their way” usually defies all reason and any kind of efficiency.   I should know…I have a three and half year old, redheaded son (the red hair, I am convinced, infuses all behavior with a little…

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Women of Grace & Grit: featuring Kelly Robinson

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 What lights you up? I have two boys, ages 6 and 8, that light up my heart. They make me strive to be a better person.   We are a family that LOVES to spend time outdoors. I have enjoyed watching them learn and flourish in different sports and types of movement. Movement lights up my soul. As a Pilates Instructor, I am inspired by movement and learning more about how our bodies work and what we are capable of doing.   Why did you start…

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Women of Grace & Grit: featuring Christy Peeples

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    Tell us about yourself. I am a 46 year old teacher and have struggled with my weight my whole life. I was literally put on a diet at age 6 months. Buttermilk. Which I still LOVE. During high school I played tennis and was very active, but after my first year of college I was over 200 pounds and over the next 25 years just kept adding to that until I was up to an all time high of 270. I tried EVERY…

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Why You MUST Learn to Fish

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There is something that may surprise you about the work I do as a health coach: I very intentionally DO NOT give people food plans to follow because I don’t believe that is how you foster confidence and self-reliance when it comes to health.   To take radical responsibility for your health once and for all, you need to learn how to fish (make educated decisions about the foods you choose to eat, rather than have someone plan your food for you).   You know the…

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