what are mistakes, really?

In my last couple of blogs I shared some songs that help me stay motivated each day.  Ironically, sometimes when I am silently belting out the words, mouthing them in the gym during a workout or on a walk, or literally belting them out in the car, I totally choke up, feeling so deeply penetrated…

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the next most powerful song on my happy playlist

In case you missed it, I’m doing a review of songs that I discovered lift my mood and help me deal with life. In my pursuit of life and getting what I have always felt is my destiny (what is yours???), many happiness gurus say you have to be happy first, and then you get…

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One simple thing I try to do everyday that might help you too.

I have a confession to make: I don’t really have my shit together as much as I let on. I just occurred to me that maybe you already knew that. Nonetheless, I felt compelled to tell you because sometimes I feel like a poser.
Why would anyone ever admit this?

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Katy Perry gets me??

Tears are STREAMING down my face as I drive down the highway. The stereo is turned up as high as it can go as Katy Perry’s new song Rise plays on YouTube (because I didn’t even have a chance to download it from iTunes yet). I played it over and over and over again. How…

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Is dying your hair a political statement?

As I mix color and developer, put on my black nitrile gloves and mix the milky concoction, I wonder, Why am I here again, putting poison on my hair in the name of beauty?

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Life is like building ikea furniture

As we passed through the living room to get ready for bed, my dear husband noticed my piles on my desk (which is in the living room). I tried to hide my desk by putting the sofa in front of it (kind of like making my desk a sofa table–that’s a real design thing, right?).…

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what did I get myself into???

Just so you know, I’m an experienced writer–not some josephina shmo in internet-land writing about her personal experiences getting fit. I’m also a personal trainer and have owned a successful business for almost 14 years. But, last week I walked away from all of it because (this is gonna sound really selfish!) I wasn’t taking…

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4 tips to get your a$$in gear now!

It has been gorgeous here in the Midwest these past few days. I feel like spring is finally here, and I’m not holding a grudge against Mother Nature for being a little fickle. Usually longer days and nice weather motivate the hell out of people to work out, eat healthier and simply just feel good. But…

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5 steps to feeling happier

I’ve been absent for a while from this blog.  I’ve been doing a lot of personal reflection and trying to figure out what I want to accomplish this year.  Even though its October, and it may seem like the year is ENDING, I feel like it’s just starting.  It’s probably because I have two kids…

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Why I’m a Fitbit hater

I have a more than a couple of clients that are fitbit junkies, and even as someone whose passion is to motivate people to be healthy and move, this annoys me.
Fitbits and the like are extremely helpful in motivating people to get off their duff…

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