4 Practices for Managing Your Emotions

Being an emotional person can be both a blessing and a curse. I know this from first-hand experience. So does my family!On the one hand, I’m comfortable with

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Road Blockers and Role Models

Does this sounds familiar?You’re trying to lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with food.You’re working hard at changing your habits and not overeating.And you’re doing great!Except that

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How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit?

How long do you think it takes to break a habit? Three weeks? Forty-one days? Three months? Six months?I’ve read lots of different numbers. In my experience, there

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Do You Think Life is Supposed to be Easy?

As we navigate this journey called life, many of us acquire ideas that hinder us. Ideas like we should never be uncomfortable or we should avoid discomfort. Or

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When You Mess Up, the Key to Success is Getting Right Back on Track

Every morning, I start my day by drinking a glass of warm water and lemon, with which I wash down a probiotic capsule. Although my digestion is pretty

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Are Your Beliefs Keeping You From Achieving Your Dreams?

Are your own beliefs keeping you from reaching your goals? As a life and weight coach, I work with many people whose biggest barriers to achieving their dreams

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Escape from the Prison of Your Thoughts

My wife and I live in Maine.  It’s a beautiful state, and the weather in the summer is usually gorgeous – mid seventies, not too humid.  This year, not so

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How to Not Be a Jerk on Social Media

I was all set to write today about why you shouldn’t waste your willpower on food. Then something very unsettling happened on Facebook. Again. So this week’s post

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How to be a Great Gift Giver

Do you like buying gifts? Or do you dread it? Or does it depend upon the situation? Giving is supposed to be a rewarding and positive activity. Voluntary.

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Stoke the Marriage Flames with Mystery Dates and Trips

My husband Eric recently marked our shared calendar “Mystery Date.” I notice it and start to wonder.  Where are we going? I won’t know until we get there, although

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