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4 Ways to Lose Weight this Year Without Going on a Diet

Of the Top 10 New Years Resolutions from 2017, #1 was “Lose Weight / Healthier Eating”. I expect this particular resolution is in the top 3, if not #1, year over year. It’s widely believed the most popular way to lose weight is to diet. While the tides are starting to shift, the diet industry…
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What Your Diet Plan Should NOT Look Like

Are you still working to stick to a diet plan? This post uses an example to illustrate some reasons why popular diets fail, and how you can transform your diet plan into a nourishment plan.

A Promising Time for a Reset

Every moment can be like this crispy, fresh new month: a time where we can acknowledge what we’ve done well, and intuitively listen for what we could do in the very next moment that will benefit us body, mind, and spirit!

The 2nd Annual Self-Care Challenge is On!

One thing I often observe in my clients, my friends, and in myself is a lack of self-love. This lack of self-love takes many forms: We don’t ask for what we need. We don’t set effective boundaries. We don’t feel we look the right way, so we don’t want to interact with partners (potential or actual)…
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Looking back on 2017

The end of a year can trigger several different thoughts: A “thank God it’s over!” (I recall thinking this at the end of 2016, when it seemed like everybody died.) An enthusiastic “NOW it’s time to [insert fresh start item here]”! Regret in the form of, “I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to, or have…
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What Remains is Truly Beautiful

In a previous post I talked a bit about svādhyāya, and my love-affair with self-improvement in its various forms, both professionally and personally. Here are some follow-up thoughts for your pondering pleasure. My Initial Picture of “Residue” I still remember when I first heard my mentor use the word residue: my mind went to a…
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Learning How to Poach

I feel slightly strange that my first post of the year is about something so…well, almost mundane. However, there are some really BIG things percolating inside and out, and as much as I am typically an “over-sharer”, I’m choosing to keep some things a little closer to the vest right now. Close friends know what…
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My first ever letter to my body

Dear Body, Thank you for having been so good to me all these years. I’ve really put you through a lot. I’ve put you through some hard stuff physically (intense exercise, computer work, binging and overeating, insomnia), as well as mentally and emotionally (trauma, stress, depression and anxiety). Apart from little nagging things, you’ve been…
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4 Simple Ways Yoga Can Support Your Nutrition & Weight Loss Goals

Here are 4 ways that taking up even a basic yoga practice can support your nutrition and weight loss goals: Deeper breathing. One of the fundamental concepts in any practice of yoga is its focus on coordinating breath with movement. Try this: sit or stand with your spine tall and long. Close your eyes and…
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Different Ways to Welcome the New Year

Like many people, I look forward to the “clean start” that a new year brings. Yet this New Year, I’m doing things differently. This New Year, I will NOT: Write down a bunch of resolutions or goals that make me feel good temporarily, but then turn into obligations that I can’t reasonably meet and resulting…
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