How to Talk to People

It's been well researched that social relationships are necessary for human health and even our survival. We're a species that evolved through tribalism. Being social is in our DNA. I created several Meetup groups for this reason—to support people in leadership and...

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Where We Landed

In my last post I shared how we left our Bay Area Home of seven years and drove through central California to our new home in the south. Dreams do come true, and this was one of mine. I didn't share where we ended up moving ultimately, because I had so many beautiful...

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Dreams into Reality

It's been a year of change and vibrant energy already for me. At the end of this month we packed up and left our home of 7 years. We enjoyed it, and we met some lovely, warm and amazing people. And yet, the dreams keep calling you until you finally follow them. The...

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Finding the Right Publisher

I finished the book prelaunch two months ago. Afterward, I expected to be onto the next phase—publishing the book with a publisher—in about two weeks. As it turns out, that wasn't the case! Instead, for the last two months my more than full-time job has been publisher...

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We Did It!

We Did it! Above is a screenshot of the Publishizer website at the end of the launch! Thank you so much for your support with this book and for going along with me on this journey. EVERY BOOK made a difference. Now, I'm speaking with publishers. Please keep your...

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Best Diets?

For its 7th year in a row, US News & World report evaluated thirty-eight of the most-popular diets and revealed what they consider the best of the bunch.1 The periodical aligned with a team of experts including nutritionists, specialists in diabetes, heart health,...

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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too – Skip the Sugar Detox Diets

The sugar discussion has gotten too extreme. It's so extreme that people in the media are talking about cutting back on fruit because it contains sugar. With the last few...

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Do We Need Extreme Competition?

It was 7:30 am on Memorial Day. There I was, standing on pier 39 in San Francisco watching for the ferry to arrive at Alcatraz and drop the love of my life into water so cold and dangerous that not even prisoners risked the swim to escape. I had been up since 4:45 am...

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Gone Are the Days

  Gone are the days when exercise must equal grueling, teeth-gritting, vomit-producing pain. Fitness is like everything else in life: We don't go from zero to 100 all at once. We take it little by little, and each step can be comfortable and satisfying. If you're...

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Scarier than a Scary Movie

  I spent Halloween in DC last week.  I was on a business trip to see clients and affiliate trainers in the area. I got to visit with some friends, and my beau ran his fith Marine Corps Marathon. (He did great, by the way!) We had just gone through hurricane...

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Start with Today

Your life is the result of all the choices you make. Choices you make each moment create the result of your day. Choices you make each day create the results of your week. Choices each week create the results of your month - and your months create your year. Your...

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Olympic Style Motivation

  I noticed a drastic difference between the commercials that were played during the 2012 Olympics and the ones that usually air.  These commercials were motivating and inspiring, much different from the norm of fat food and thin people, sprinkled with a drug...

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Alcohol – Go For It

It’s fine to have a glass of wine, beer or other spirits now and then, but drinking too much can do you damage. Two big reasons to drink sparingly: 1.) It’s extra calories. There’s 100 Calories in 4 ounces of wine or one serving of hard liquor. (That's not including...

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