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No Self-Limiting Allowed

I had a spill on my bike last Saturday. The seat post stem freakishly sheared off while I was riding, which in itself wasn’t so bad. It was the fact that I took my eyes off the road to figure … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait for Monday How many times have you come up with a great workout or meal plan, or maybe an awareness of how to get more movement into your day, or perhaps some other wonderfully healthy action that will … Continue reading

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Asking Yourself the Hard Question

How do you prioritize your time? Can you be honest with your answer? Like I tell my kids, often the truth is uncomfortable. If your health – fitness, nutrition, stress management, and sleep – is not really a priority, then … Continue reading

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Why Is Everyone Talkin’ Protein?

You’ve heard that you probably need to get a little more protein into your diet. What is all the chatter about? Why is protein so darn important? Lemme tell ya!  – Proteins make up compounds known as enzymes, and enzymes, … Continue reading

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Kryptonite

Today I had another dizzy spell, the third in a week. The room began spinning and I had to sit down. The vertigo made me nauseous, and the nausea created sweats then clamminess, and I was suddenly weakened as surely … Continue reading

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Nothing Comes from Nothing: 5 Steps Toward Getting That Goal

I recently saw a sign that read: “EXCUSES Are for People Who Don’t WANT it Badly ENOUGH.” Wow.  That hit me hard.  It reminded me of a sports psychology lecture I attended at the World Spinning & Sport Conference in … Continue reading

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Are You All You Need?

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” — Oprah So here’s a guilty secret I have:  I thrive, absolutely shine, on the positive feedback I get from others. … Continue reading

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Load and Explode! What Plyometrics Can Do for You

You may have seen people jumping up and down off of boxes at your gym, or maybe there’s that person doing side to side “skater” leaps across the running path, or perhaps you’ve noticed more folks attempting to clap in … Continue reading

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“Flyaway” from Self-Deception to Success!

I was recently fortunate to receive an advance copy of Helen Landalf’s anticipated teen novel, “Flyaway.”  It’s the story of fifteen year old Stevie, a girl used to her drug-addicted mother disappearing for days at a time.  Her Aunt Mindy … Continue reading

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Grey Days, Sunny Heart

I live in the Pacific Northwest, where we have a reputation for endless days of rain and grey skies. The joke around here is that the Seattle Rain Festival runs from January 1st to December 31st. While that is a … Continue reading

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