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Baby Steps Or A Giant Leap?

During my training to become a certified health coach, I was shown that most people can do really well with “baby steps” toward better health. You know, some people try to change everything in their diets & lifestyles overnight, jumping into a radical new eating plan, diving into intense gym workouts and all sorts of …

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Winter Is Really Here

It’s been a good year, in many ways. Weather inspires me, probably because I live in Colorado where the weather is pleasant so much of the time. Our summer was not terribly hot, autumn was temperate and full of colorful leaves (and yes, a big flood, which was scary and messy.) Now, it’s snowing and …

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Imperfection Guaranteed

I enjoy spring cleaning, and even more, the result. All the stuff I ignore when it’s too cold out to be motivated to clean, all that is musty and dusty, is replaced by clean freshness and everything seems brighter. Well, I don’t know about you, but that only lasts for a while…suddenly, it’s August. August …

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Develop Flexibility for Good!

Dancers are some of my favorite subjects. I have been a fine art painter for most of my life, & have always been drawn to the human figure as a subject. Many artists have depicted dancers; but not many actually paint the figure in the air or in motion– my favorite! My daughter began dancing …

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Making the World Hospitable (to Folks With Food Sensitivities)

Imagine being at a banquet with friends, loved ones, & lots of beautiful, fragrant food. Now, imagine that you cannot eat any of the food you see. Everyone around you can eat the delicious entrees, sauces, breads, etc. But if you eat them, it will make you very sick, & could even bring about your …

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Resolutions? How’s That Working?

About the third week of January, I start noticing that it’s, once again, not so difficult to get a treadmill or a good spot in a yoga class at my gym. Then, with mixed feelings, I remember how crowded it was the first week of the year. Every year. Sure, I’m happy to get my …

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Wrapping Up 2012

Christmas is over. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, or some other holiday, I think  it’s a good time to rest & reflect, now that we can all exhale. (This time of year, the traffic alone has me holding …

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Janet Schreiner, My Holistic Trainer Friend

“Change is the only enduring constant,” says my friend, Janet Schreiner. Janet is in the midst of her own story, & she has experienced some major change in her  life in recent months. The thing I find the same each time I see her is that Janet remains an inspiring & supportive example of kindness …

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Survive or Thrive?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, & although I’ve already written about it, I feel it’s worthy of one more look. I have numerous friends & acquaintances who have mentioned some rather mixed attitudes toward these next few days of feasting, traveling, family, etc. The holiday that is supposed to be about gratitude can end up being more …

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Dear Reader…Thank You!

You are reading this blog, & I am grateful. I started just a few weeks ago, as a part of my schooling to become a certified health coach. But I really didn’t know much about blogging (I now know…only a little more!) Some of you read these posts via facebook, some directly through Word Press. …

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