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What the Health?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 | 0 comments

What the Health?

Have you ever been fish-slapped in the face? Me neither, but I just had an experience that I imagine would feel like that. It grabbed my attention. It kind of embarrassed me. It grossed me out. I won’t likely forget the encounter anytime soon. And though it was meant to perhaps teach me a valuable lesson, I wish I could have learned it without the stench and the sting. “What the health” you ask? Exactly. As I’m writing this blog, I just finished watching the investigative documentary, “What the Health?”,(can also view on Netflix) which very convincingly illustrates the health and...

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But, will it help me lose weight?

Posted by on May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

But, will it help me lose weight?

I recently had a new client ask me my thoughts on yoga. Before I could get through my sunny salutation, she interrupted my flow and double-down-dogged, “well, it’s not going to help me lose weight, right?” First of all, there’s more than one way to skin a cat and cow. Yoga can vary widely in its form, intensity, and calorie burn. But the bottom line is, yes, yoga can help you lose weight. However, what was more concerning to me was that in my client’s mind there was no point in doing a particular physical activity if it wasn’t going to burn a Buddha load of calories. The benefits...

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But I don’t want to “bulk up…….”

Posted by on May 2, 2017 | 0 comments

But I don’t want to “bulk up…….”

This post is for all of you luvs out there who have a fear of “bulking up”. You’ve been told before that women don’t actually have the hormonal capacity for this phenomenon to occur. You understand the scientific objection here, yet as a personal test subject, you’ve experienced the results nonetheless. The truth is that some women do gain muscle easier than others. We’re all packaged in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Just look at the differences between Olympic marathon runners, compared to 100 meter sprinters, compared to swimmers, compared to gymnasts. All of these athletes...

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Did you eat the cappelletti?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Did you eat the cappelletti?

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to experience some really beautiful meals with some really beautiful company. These experiences have been as vast and varied as enjoying a backyard barbecue with neighbors to sharing a special date night out with a man I don’t dine alone with nearly enough. However, this past weekend I was blessed with an eating encounter that was, is, and will always be especially endeared. I shared a meal with a dear friend at the local Kansas City restaurant, Bluestem. We savored two hours worth of two life’s stories, six life’s loves, twenty life’s laughs, five...

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Kapsule Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Kapsule Kitchen

Several months ago I became intrigued with the notion of the “capsule wardrobe”. Perhaps you too have noted the rising interest and implementation, especially concerning busy business professionals. If not, I’ll provide the CliffsNotes version. You simplify your wardrobe down and around to 30 or so essential mix and match clothing items that are timeless, figure flattering, and lifestyle appropriate. Proponents of the pared down wardrobe, tout benefits including less money spent on clothes, less time shopping, less time dressing, and a more defined sense of style. However, for many, the...

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Morning Has Broken…But So Has Your Motivation

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Morning Has Broken…But So Has Your Motivation

One of the biggest challenges that busy couples have in establishing healthy habits is finding the time for exercise. As our kids get older and more involved with evening extracurriculars, many times at least one of us is forced to work out in the morning. However, sometimes the thought of a pre-dawn workout can be tougher to swallow than yesterday’s cold leftover coffee. Here are a few reasons why you might want to be the one calling dibs on the early shift… You’ll be more consistent. If you can fight through those first couple of weeks where your body is adjusting to a new sleep/wake...

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