Achieving Healthy Sleep to Live Your Best Life

Enjoy this post from my colleague Cheryl Conklin at Wellness Central: There can be physical, mental and emotional consequences to sleep deprivation. If you struggle with getting enough sleep, not only do you have increased risks of gaining weight and developing illnesses and diseases, you likely go through your day feeling tired, irritable, unfocused and … Read more

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“I hope it works!”

…are four words that will keep you stuck. Keep you from losing weight. From enjoying food and having the body you want. “Hope is not a strategy” is famously used in business and politics. I want to bring it to a personal level. When a client says to me “I hope it works” what she’s … Read more

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Do your decisions feel like a chore or a choice?

A blog popped into my inbox last month from my colleague Conni Medina titled Choose Your Words Wisely. I recently wrote about elevating the conversations we have with ourselves so I eagerly read her piece. Spot on. Her focus was on a particular set of words, those that hint at obligation rather than choice, like … Read more

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Reacting to pain: self-compassion or self-sabotage

At the end of April we experienced the unexpected loss of our cat, Emjai. He’d been with us 12 years since he was a kitten and it felt all too soon to say goodbye. He was like a family member to us, along with our other cat, Baby Girl. … Read more

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Start Acting Like a Two-Year-Old

I was in Trader Joe’s the other day when I overheard a conversation between a mother and her toddler. I couldn’t hear much of what the mom said, but the only word emanating from the daughter was “no.” It’s experimenting with that word that allows children to begin defining … Read more

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Feeling Motivated is Over-rated

More than 20 years ago I heard what is still my favorite definition of commitment: the ability to carry through with a worthy decision once the emotion of making the decision has passed. Emotion is what we tend to think of as motivation. We think we should “feel” like … Read more

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