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Why We Overeat

How was your Thanskgiving holiday? Still eating leftovers? There was a time in my life when the holidays (or any social ocassions, for that matter) were tacit permission for free-rein eating. I would eat as much as I could until I reached the point of physical pain. The discomfort of being too full was the only thing that stopped me from cotinuing to eat. I rarely do this anymore, but I found myself back there on Thanksgiving night last week. Justin…
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Loving My Imperfections

As you may have noticed, I’ve lately been on a theme of reflecting about my attitudes about my body. I know I am not alone in having a love-hate relationship with my body; so given that I am in a helper/healer role, I aspire that some of my insights and experience will be helpful to you as well. This week I had an opportunity to step into deeper acceptance and even embracing of some of the imperfections of my body. I had…
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What I Learned at the Longevity Now Conference

A week ago, I attended the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was a packed 3 days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, full of inspiration and information. Some of it was new for me, some of it was a refresher, but all of it renewed my passion for helping you create thriving health naturally. My top 10 personal take-aways from the conference: Recommit to a zero-sugar, low sweet carbohydrate lifestyle. Almost every speaker talked about the importance of managing blood…
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What I learned from splitting wood! Ha..ha..

Yesterday I split wood for the very first time in my life! And I was incredibly surprised by the enormous gratification of the experience. I was up at Justin’s family’s home for Easter brunch and his dad had a huge pile of wood in the yard. Justin asked if I wanted to try splitting wood. I felt a little squeamish. Not having ever held an axe, I was a bit embarrassed to be a novice wood splitter in front of his family… It…
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10 kilometers. 51 obstacles

For the fun of it? That is the distance and the number of obstacles 12 friends and I tackled yesterday at the Shale Hill Obstacle Course in southern Vermont.  It took us 4 hours, a lot of struggle, many laughs and quite a few bruises. I have raw skin on my hands from torn-off blisters from climbing ropes and walls; scrapped arms from crawling in the mud under barbed wire; a rope-burned back right thigh; and bruises all over. At…
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The Power of Thought on Health

Have you stopped to listen to the thoughts you have about your body? Have you considered how those thoughts about your body and your health might actually be affecting your  health? The science of epigenetics is proving that what we think about directly influences our genes. So the thoughts you have about your body either turn on your good health and healing genes… or they don’t.  In fact, negative thoughts will lead your health downhill. In this video I share…
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Listening, Forgiveness & Physical Healing

Have you ever heard of “Ho’Oponopono”? It’s the Hawaiian ritual of forgiveness and in this video I share with you how I started using it this past weekend and how it’s noticeably affecting my body’s ability to heal. I also share with you how listening to the body’s messages can offer clues as to things that might help us heal, or at the very least be soothing. Can you use my experience for reflection on your own health? Are there…
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GMOs in Your Cigarettes

Yuck! As if you needed additional reasons to not smoke. A Natural News Article published just yesterday shared stunning information on the fact that 90% of U.S. tobacco is genetically modified or GMO (short for Genetically Modified Organism.) You might wonder, why are they creating GMO tobacco? Part of the reason is that GMO crops are engineered to produce their own natural pesticide and also to be resistant to heavy doses of external pesticides that would otherwise kill regular plants. With…
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Un-Resolutions

Recently, I read something that struck a chord about motivation vs. inspiration.  To paraphrase, it said:  motivation is about moving towards something we should do with determination, whereas inspiration is about being moved by the heart towards something that makes us feel more alive. This hit home for me.  At many times in my life, I have struggled with motivation; and moving things forward has sometimes felt like heavy, hard work. Have you ever felt that moving towards your goals was not…
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