Looking for clues

  I wrote in last week’s post  about my body, my weight and how it all ties in with life. It struck a chord with a lot of readers, and you’ve let me know that. You let me know that you saw yourself in the vulnerability, frustration and loneliness I wrote about. Thank you for letting [...]

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When a body-loving life coach gains weight…

That’s my body on my scale a little over a week ago. That’s a measurement of my flesh, muscle, bones, water and my blood. My brain and my heart. And that number is almost 20 lbs. higher than it was about 14 months ago. I know this because weighing myself had been a consistent practice [...]

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Mining for gold.

What happens when my client decides to choose feeling “engaged” with her life versus “comfortable.” In my coaching sessions, a client will often give me a laundry list of reasons for why they aren’t taking care of themselves and their bodies the way they say they want to. I always listen before I interrupt and derail [...]

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“Wonderfully shameless.” Your body. Your life.

My heart felt heavy this week upon hearing news about the death of the iconic entertainer, David Bowie. When I was 13, I discovered his music through other artists I loved who were influenced by his work. I fell in love with him as a girl and he will always have a special place in the [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Promising or Committing?

The other day, I was interviewed by a local magazine about New Year’s resolutions. The writer asked me questions about why people make them and why it is that so many people “fail” when it comes to keeping them. I had a few things to say about this. First of all, I’m behind anyone who [...]

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Before and After

Sometimes you don’t need a complete do-over, makeover or renovation…maybe you just need another set of eyes and an open mind to help you see things in a fresh way. Maybe you need someone who can help you excavate all of the treasures you already have — the ones you’ve been staring at for months, [...]

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Learning the Ropes: Four Reasons Why I Love Moving on Purpose So Much

1. I embrace and encourage vulnerability every day of my life — with myself and people I work with. And when you exercise, you can’t help but step into physical and emotional vulnerability: “Can my body do this?    “I don’t want to do this.”   I might be stronger than I think.”   “It’s possible I [...]

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Can’t commit to change? Here’s why.

I work with a lot of people who know what they “should” do or what’s in their overall best interest; whether that concerns their mental health, physical well-being or any of their relationships. I could give you a long list of stuff to do to lose weight, communicate better, move more or stop procrastinating. I [...]

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I Hated Zumba…Until I Didn’t

I hated my first Zumba class. True story. Yes, I once hated the form of group fitness I still participate in and teach every single week.  I actually went to my first class five years ago in the very same studio space where I teach every Saturday morning. I can remember it pretty vividly: it [...]

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