"Embrace" The Documentary

Currently, 80 percent of women in the U.S. are dissatisfied with their appearance. And more than 10 million are suffering from eating disorders.  We are a “thin at all costs” culture and at the same time, the U.S. has the highest rates of obesity and eating disorders in the world.  Embrace is a documentary (See the trailer here) that explores the pervasive…


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Jenni Houston of O2GO

I remember reading in the paper a few months ago about O2 Yoga moving to the old McDonald’s building near Rubey Park Bus Station.  How cool is it that!  Health wins!  Along with their core offerings of yoga, Pilates, spa services, and their successful retail business, O2 is adding a healthy food concept called O2GO.  I sat down with Jenni Houston,…


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My Top 12 List of Favorite Health and Fitness Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites

I love to learn new things and one of the many great things about being in health and fitness is that there are always lots of new things to learn about! Podcasts have become a real favorite way for me to keep up with things because you can listen as you cook, walk or commute. I was asked to share some of my favorite food blogs, websites and podcasts…


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My Interview with The Happy Healthy Librarian, Debby Kastner

Debby Kastner’s blog and now FB page is one of my favorite and most reliable sources for information on healthy living.  I discovered Debby Kastner’s blog, Happy Healthy Long Life about seven years ago, just a few years after I started transitioning to a plant based diet. Debby is a medical librarian at a leading US medical center who's been in the…


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My Interview with Olympic Athlete Dotsie Bausch

 Olympic athlete, Dotsie Bausch is on my list of “People Who Really Inspire Me.” I am very excited to share her story.  I first learned about Dotsie Bausch after watching her TED Talk “Olympic Level Compassion.” You can see her TED talk here. She has overcome so much and turned adversity into victory for herself, her country and for animals.  Before…


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My Talk with Dr. Eric Goodman, Creator of Foundation Training

 A few years ago my friend Dave, who was dealing with back pain, asked me if I had heard about Foundation Training.  I said, I think so, but let me take a look.” So I looked.  Foundation Training is a strengthening and movement program designed to help people get out of back pain.   After reading Eric’s first book, Foundation, I decided to take a deep…


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A Plan to Be Happier in 2017

In our culture the pursuit of money, possessions, and social status is often equated with creating happiness.  If you could only make X income, live in the right neighborhood, hang out with the right people and be thin and beautiful, THEN you would be happy.  The problem is, chasing after things that are external can leave you very unsatisfied, especially…


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Habits Make Us Who We Are

It is the habits and actions we take, everyday, that move us forward in life or keep us stuck. An adult makes about 35,000 concsious decisions everyday. This number may sound crazy, but in fact, we make over 200 decisions everyday on food alone according to researchers at Cornell University. It is easy to see how during stressful times, or by by the…


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Perfectionism Is Fear Dressed Up In Good Shoes...

"Perfectionism is fear dressed up in good shoes and a nice coat. You will never be free from criticism.  Perfectionism is a huge waste of time."  --Elizabeth Gilbert I LOVE this quote and it relates so well to health and fitness. Eating well and exercise should be about taking good care of yourself so that you can go out into the world and do what…


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