NURTURE THESE 6 SURPRISING VACATION HABITS TO STAY SUMMER-HAPPY ALL YEAR LONG

As the summer months draw to  an end, many of us are returning from less-structured, relaxing days of happy vacations. We are beginning to load our agendas with activities, tasks and “to-do’s” back in the swing of our hectic daily routines. In this blog I propose we reminisce over our vacation, taking time to notice 6 “contemplative” rather than “active” habits we can nurture now to balance every day and prolong that beautiful summer vacation feeling all year long!

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Get Your Mind-Set for the Bright Side of Summer!

This time of year I always get lots of new clients keen to get (back) into shape, both inspired and daunted by the long summer months ahead. The daunting comes in the form of a mind-set that may - in and of itself -be setting us up for disappointment. I’d like to debunk 5 of the challenges I encounter most often and change your mind-set mantra to see the bright side of summer!

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Focus your Spring-Cleaning on these 2 places to improve your well-being – for good!

Are you itching for some Spring-Cleaning? Dictionaries define Spring-Cleaning as “the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place including parts that are not often cleaned” (yikes!) and date this religious or cultural tradition back to as early as 1841. Today, Spring-Cleaning of “parts not often cleaned” takes the forefront because it serves a vital role in the personal renewal, regeneration and refreshment we often crave in springtime. I’ve found that focusing and setting our intentions on 2 specific places can truly facilitate this shift and enhance our every day well-being, for good!

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Less Mess Less Stress?

Working with hundreds of clients as a health coach over the past 14 years, I have found that de-cluttering our homes and lives can have a significant effect on behavioral change and ultimately on our health. Clearly, with the popularity of Marie Kondo on Netflix, I am not alone! In general, as people start to control the clutter, they begin to take better care of themselves both mentally and physically. Rather than thinking of clutter-clearing as a tremendous chore, start thinking of it as one of the most effective self-improvement tactics available to creating space in your life for new insight, energy, joy and experiences! Here’s why and how!

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“Balance for Better” what?

I just discovered the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD2019) “Balance for Better!” and it got me thinking…balance for better what? Balance begins with YOU! How you feel as you navigate through life’s transitions is a personal journey and your self-care is at the very core of this feeling. Self-care, or care provided for you, by you is about identifying your needs and taking responsibility in making daily choices about lifestyle with things like nutrition, activity, sleep and that allow you to feel balanced. When you feel your best, you operate on a higher level and move through life on an equilibrium and only from that point can you benefit your life and exponentially the lives of others. Let’s explore…

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Rust-Proofing 101! Your delicious guide to the colors of Fall....

It’s the Fall! In our bodies, “rust” or “oxidation” shows up in the form of cell damage, chronic disease and premature aging. An easy way to think about “ANTIOXIDANTS” for our bodies is to think rust-prevention! Here’s your delicious guide to colorful foods and savvy inspiration to boost your rust-proofing all Fall! Heads-up for the BROWNS, the GREENS, the REDS and the ORANGES!

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EVERYDAY DETOX – THE REAL CLEANSE!

People often ask me what I think about DETOX. Though I acknowledge the benefits of a periodic “time out” for mind, body and spirit and the boosting momentum it can offer to our lives, I truly believe our best CLEANSE needs to be on-going and not a one-shot solution. Below I share my TOP 10 personal EDR’s…non-negotiable for the rest of our lives!

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