Netflix, Pizza, Cookies and Being Healthy

Netflix, Pizza, Cookies and Being Healthy

I love to sit on the couch and watch Netflix. I also love pizza and cookies, and none of these things have stopped me from being a vocal and influential presence in the fitness world. If I had to give up TV, pizza and sweets, I’m not entirely sure I’d be super down...
Exercise is Hard. Loving Yourself Can Be Even Harder.

Exercise is Hard. Loving Yourself Can Be Even Harder.

I stand 5 foot, 10 inches and weigh 125 pounds. I’ve had the same figure since my teens, a fact that has led others to call me “genetically blessed.” Whether it was “good genes” or dumb luck, it’s naïve to simplify the psychology around a body—yours, mine or anyone...
5 Reasons Why Your Happiness Is First Priority

5 Reasons Why Your Happiness Is First Priority

Many of us have been taught at an early age to allow the needs of others to come first.  I see it oftentimes when I take my daughter to the playground, and watch other parents insist their kid share a toy, when the child clearly does not want to. It is polite to...
Why Do We Keep Dating Our “Parents”?

Why Do We Keep Dating Our “Parents”?

It’s gross, right – the thought of dating a parent? It should be. But still, so many of us find ourselves looking across the table at a significant other and suddenly catching a glimpse of our mothers or fathers. We recognize something familiar in them… So...
10 Reasons to Embrace and Love the Aging Process

10 Reasons to Embrace and Love the Aging Process

“Recently, on “Super Soul Sunday,” I talked with Don Miguel Ruiz, author of one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements. According to Don Miguel, “Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer...
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