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The Space Between Giving Up and Perfection
Happy New Year! Did any of you make a New Year’s resolution? I did — in fact, I made several. My son and I at the top of the Manitou incline. That’s 2744 steps behind us. How did we do it? One step at a time. One was less procrastination. (Including getting my blogs out in a timely manner.) Given that we’re nearing February, …
Digging Into Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAD is a type of depression that tends to happen around the same time every year as the days get shorter. Research indicates that the shorter days and less light may cause changes in our brain, altering our neurotransmitters like serotonin causing certain depression symptoms. Symptoms of SAD tend to include: Lower energy levels and irritabilityFeeling tired or fatigued and an increased need for …
Weight Loss Success Stories
One of the best ways to understand what it takes to lose weight (and keep it off) is to turn to people who’ve successfully done it. So today I’m going to share some of those insights from two perspectives: the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) and stories I’ve gathered over the years from my practice.
Three Keys to Losing Weight
It’s human nature to want to make short cuts. So when it comes to losing weight, it’s easy to get pulled into the quick fix fad diets. However losing weight is a marathon, not a sprint. (The good news is that you don’t have to run a marathon to lose weight.) Remember just 10 minutes of exercise has benefits.)
Take One Minute Today
Be with your breath today. This week I want to share some thoughts on mindfulness and meditation. There is no shortage of talk of mindfulness these days. I am sure some have heard about it, talked about it, and even tried it. Some may have taken right to it. Others may have sat for less than 5 minutes and said “Nope, not for me.” …

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