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Stress, Dehydration and Shingles. My Story.

I've always known the dangers of stress. In fact, it's the reason that I've calmed down my training a bit and added time for meditation and prayer and/or yoga. I've been working on breathing exercises and controlling my thoughts when they start to create barriers and obstacles to peace and contentment. I'm a work in progress but I feel pretty good about my focus and efforts.

Enter my summer trip to Peru and the wakening of my chicken pox virus and the constant reminder of my body's overload....

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Angels, Synchronicity & A Fitness Transformation

Original post date: Summer of 2014. After nearly 40 years of always having a job (or several), I took six weeks off this summer other than a little bit of fitness work. I was coming off of a major career disappointment and I was exhausted from the emotional up's and down's. I was actually exhausted overall from non-stop to-do's and goals for my entire life. Little did I know that my days and hours would soon be consumed with angels, synchronicity and a different kind of fitness...

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My Battle with Overeating & Bulimia

Hello my friends and thank you for taking time to read this entry about my battle with overeating and bulimia. I originally posted it on Sept. 10th, 2012 as a follow up to mybeing-locked-in-your-own-prison/post. I am updating this partly because of a guest on my former syndicated show, Life in the Groove, Dotsie Bausch. She's a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in cycling and a successful coach but it took an almost life-ending battle with anorexia to get her there. Many of us with eating...

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You Cannot Exercise Away a Bad Diet

My guess is that many of you have and are still attempting something that just won't work because as hard as you try, you cannot exercise away a bad diet. And, oh how I've tried, every which way I could think of.

I've had personal training clients show up for a session after doing cardio for 60-minutes. I've watched them take a group fitness class after our tough, 50-minute training. Because they love to workout so much? Because they have so much extra time in the day? Once in a while,...

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Being Locked in Your Own Prison

I've been taking the last few months off from a lot of my normal routine to truly re-think and study my purpose and calling in this lifetime. As I look back at some of my previous posts, I realize that I've grown in some areas, not-so-much in others and I've sort of coasted in a few spots. This short entry about being locked in your own prison caught my attention from a summer trip that we took two years ago. Thought I would re-post as I toil away at my newest stuff. Betting that it will...

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Exercise Smarter to Burn Fat

How you move, how you fuel and how you rest should all support a Mad Dog Metabolism and you can ignite that fire if you exercise smarter to burn fat 24/7. It's the ultimate situation for any of us trying to lose weight or maintain our ideal shape. It's critical as we age to help prevent the natural decrease in caloric allowances. You've heard of the 80/20 rule and working smarter not harder. It's the same for your health and fitness goals (assuming you already work hard enough).Burning extra...

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Getting Rid of Clutter (part 3)

The final words on clutter.We finish withmore tipsandparting words of encouragement. If this isn't enough, hire an expert. It will be worth it if you're buried that deep. Less chaos, I promise.If you missed part 2, here is the link.

From The Happiness Project.com, Gretchen Rubin asks if you you find yourself repeating these phrases to justify keeping items you don't use or don't even particularly like. (Hint, yes responses indicate a high toss-ability factor.)



  • I might need this someday.
  • It's...

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Getting Rid of Clutter (part 2)

Time to Clean Up the Clutter. Now that we better understand why we accumulate so much stuff, let’s look at where we typically dump, store and (often) forget and how to deal with it.

ClosetsBesides desks, these mini rooms collect lots of undesirables. Spring cleaning or annual community garage sales are excellent times to check all your closets. Find something you haven't thought of or used for a year? Good reason to not keep it. For your clothes, Peter Walsh suggests using what he calls the...

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Getting Rid of Clutter (part 1)

Where there is clutter, there is chaos. I believe this because frustration andstress are often not far behind.Why do we have so much stuff? Friggin’ stuff everywhere.TheWhy's of Clutter kick off this three part series.

Why is there a fake severed Halloween hand in my gift wrap closet? And, finding the right wrapping accessories will take longer than it should with this disarray!

1. We live hectic and busy lifestyles so it’s easier to throw stuff in a pile or in a drawer until you can get to...

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Motivations and Reminders

These motivations and reminders are from my Get Fit! Stay Healthy! June podcast #58. Check out the segment for the audio version. Hope a few can lift your spirits and get you focused.
  1. Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet.
  2. Don’t confuse having less with being less, having more with being more or what you have with who you are.
  3. When you’re in a hurry, go slowly. The...

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