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"The Holiday Season: A Time for Conscious Communication"

"The Holiday Season: A Time for Conscious Communication"

There it is, that familiar feeling in the air. The air is crisp, the days are shorter, and our modern world is covered in the sparkling colors, bells, and songs of the holidays. I always see this as the time of year to turn within, to quench the inner thirst for hibernation that we shirk the rest of the year. A necessary moment to contemplate what is, and what we desire. December may quite possibly be the most ironic month of the year. It’s filled with a mix of reflection/quietude, and expectation/excitement. We’re looking back across the last year of...

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"Behavior Conditioning and Empowerment"

"Behavior Conditioning and Empowerment"

How understanding the mind can empower your choices Since the early 1900s, researchers have been investigating behavior and lifestyle choices. Most people have heard of Pavlov, who found that dogs would crave food when they heard a bell if they were trained to connect the sound of the bell with mealtime. He coined the term “behaviorism”. This is also true of humans and has all kinds of implications in our capital-driven economy. Have you noticed that when you see your favorite food establishment (a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts sign, for example), you crave your favorite food, even though the sign...

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"Fitness Has Nothing To Do With Luck"

"Fitness Has Nothing To Do With Luck"

Why Labeling Fit People As “Lucky” Is A Cop-out. I used to be one of those people. The ones who go to the gym, make everything seem easy, have sculpted muscles, and are never there as long as you are. You know what I’m talking about, right? You’re slaving away on the treadmill, going to butt sculpting classes, kickboxing classes, etc., essentially spending hours and hours at the gym. And someone walks by you with a 25-pound dumbbell in their hand, ripped, making it look like a paperweight. This is not me, but it's pretty much what my body looked like I know...

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"I'm a Health Coach"

"I'm a Health Coach"

And I eat birthday cake. I was recently at the birthday party for my son’s best friend. I was talking to one of the fathers about my health coaching business. He approached me because, as he said: he just can’t get his habits straight when it comes to eating well and losing weight. While we were talking, someone came around and offered birthday cake, which he declined, and I happily accepted. He paused, looked at the cake, and then at me. He chuckled. He said something flippant about being healthy. I said, “This is food for my soul.” He didn’t...

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