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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 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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Women of Grace & Grit: Elizabeth Hoyle Goldberg

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  Isn’t it amazing how we react to the challenges we face?  Like everyone, I have had numerous challenges over the years. Some I embraced with gusto;others I tried to ignore, and more than not, I would simply put them away on a shelf in my mind.   I am originally from Michigan, just outside of the Detroit area. When I married, I moved to a small town to raise my two children.   During the years my children were at home, I was employed…

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Why Grit Matters and 6 Ways to Develop More

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“Grit, say psychologists, is the quality that makes us willing to commit to the long-term goals and see them through despite adversity. It’s a stick-to-it-ness. It is tenacity and a meld of other qualities like optimism, discipline and self-motivation.”        – Polly Cambell   Raising kids Staying married Getting a degree Saving money Maintaining friendships Running a business   All of these things, unquestionably, require grit; a committed focus to long-term success, despite your temptations to abandon ship when the waters get rough….

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Women of Grace & Grit: Lindsay Daniels

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What is the greatest health challenge you have faced? An eating disorder that I developed as a dancer and overcame when I got married.   When I found out I was pregnant I vowed to take great care of myself by working out and eating healthy, because I had not been taking great care of myself to that point and had suffered a miscarriage 5 months earlier.   Little did I know that I would be so sick from morning sickness for five months I didn’t…

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Greatness Isn’t Born On Mondays

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Weekends can be a really tough time to maintain the standards you have set for yourself around self-care  Dinner parties, travel and unexpected events all have the power to derail our best of intentions to improve our health.   I get it.   Not all that long ago, I too was in a space where I would start negotiating my healthy habits around mid-week, because I was tired, stressed and had lost my Monday morning enthusiasm somewhere around Monday afternoon.   Here’s the thing… Your greatness…

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