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Not enough time? Here’s your solution.

fullsizerender-2There’s no denying that we all live very busy lives these days.  Unfortunately self-care frequently falls to the bottom of the to-do list.  Why is it so easy to discard your own health?  Yes, you need to do your job, take care of chores, run errands, and care for the kids (or pets or family members).  All of these things do need to get done, so how do you fit in exercise, grocery shopping, recipe research, and some relaxing home yoga time?  If only we could really take advantage of all 24 hours in every day.  No, I’m not here to tell you to sleep less.  Research says that adults should be in bed for 7-9 hours every night, so don’t skimp there (and can someone please tell my kids how delightful sleeping past dawn can be?).  Here’s how to make More

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The skill you need to perfect NOW

Sarah StudebakerEver have those days where you feel like you’re just running in circles but never really getting anywhere?  Ever feel like a head-less chicken?  Or maybe like you’re go-go-going all day long but never really feel that sense of accomplishment?  I know I have those days, like, almost everyday!  One skill has helped me to slow down, focus, be present, and enjoy life a little more.  What is this skill, you ask.  Well, More

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It’s that time again

yoga matTime to dust off and roll out the mat.  Time to set goals.  Time to get your diet back on track.  Time to start a new exercise routine.  Time to make changes.  Time to be disciplined about sticking to this new routine.

New Years can be both an exciting and daunting time.  The energy of everyone More

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This holiday season’s best gift

FullSizeRenderWhy’s everyone freaking out?  Yup, it’s holiday season again.  I love this time of year and being a part of all the magical fun that the kids enjoy makes it even better.  One thing I don’t love is that everyone seems to be carrying around a Jupiter sized stress ball.  So much to do, so little time.

Whether you have travel plans, meal planning to do, endless parties to attend, or excited children to manage; we More

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3 tips to always have perfect posture

100_5515You can learn a lot about people based on how they carry themselves- mood, attitude, emotional state, self confidence, physical strength, health and well-being.  As a society, we usually think of elderly people or people in poor health as those with rounded hunched over posture but in our current technology and automobile driven culture, we all seem to be a little More

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Mindfulness and my challenge to you

IMG_36711I’m sure you’ve heard the latest buzz word in the health world lately- ‘mindfulness’.  You may even have tried to incorporate it more into your life already.  It’s a simple concept that’s hugely important for all of us.  Mindfulness basically means being 100% in the present moment whether you’re on a walk or doing dishes.  Focusing on your breath while More

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My favorite chocolatey recipes- ENJOY!

photoAs I’m sure you know, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, aka- my favorite excuse to eat chocolate!  Yes, it’s the holiday of celebrating loved ones, cute arts and crafts projects, overpriced flowers, and especially- all things sweet and chocolatey.  My sweet tooth is celebrating by salivating with joy.  I’ve lately been cutting back on my sugar intake which has felt great.  I find that I don’t have that late afternoon energy slump most days and the less sugar I eat, the less I crave it.  A world with less sugar has proven to More

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4 ways to energize your day

IMG_0518My morning routine has changed enormously since having kids.  Uggg, why don’t they appreciate sleep like I do?!  They definitely do not believe that we all need a long night’s sleep for a healthy day.  In fact, we’ve somehow been able to have some pretty awesome days, despite some previous rough nights.  The best part of my mornings is that I actually get to see the sunrise every single day, the worst part being More

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Exceeding all expectations (the power of food)

photo1We all get in those ruts of life where everything just seems to be stuck- job, relationships, energy level, weight.  I’m not talking about that feeling of quitting everything and following your favorite band around on tour for the rest of your life (although that would be awesome!).  I’m talking about the feeling that things aren’t changing, that you’re not in control.  Sometimes I find myself there once a year, sometimes More

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Little witnesses are great for healthy habits

IMG_7852Ever since my son has been old enough to mimic and comment on my every move, I’ve had to really pay attention to the type of behavior that I’m modeling for him.  I never wanted to be one of those people who doesn’t ‘walk the walk’ but like most humans, I’m not perfect.  Sometimes I choose a good movie over a yoga class and my sweet tooth attempts to control my every decision.  I’m OK with not being perfect but my little toddler doesn’t get explanations like ‘Mommy gets an extra cookie because she’s had a rough day.’  I am now forced to behave as if someone’s watching me all day long, because there is someone watching me all day long!

One of my wishes for my son is that he becomes an adult with a More

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