10/2 2013

NYC Marathon: Falling Apart at 50

My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When Read More

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09/12 2013

Oh Happy Day: What’s Making You Unhappy and How to Fix It

Happiness is a hot topic these days. It was the headliner on a Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago. Time Magazine featured the “Pursuit of Happiness” in its summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was the July cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones just wrote about happiness in his humor Read More

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09/4 2013

The Myth of Million Dollar Figures

We are all brainwashed to believe that being skinny is the pinnacle of health and well-being. From books to magazines to movies to fashion runways, being skinny and looking beautiful are epitomized as the way to be. Why is the message always about slimming down, losing weight and having perfect abs? A million dollar figure Read More

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07/25 2013

Stay Cool in the Heat (and Have Fun, Too)

Whether you are working, working out or simply playing outside, you need to be attentive to the heat. If sweat doesn’t evaporate adequately from your body, even the healthiest of individuals can become ill. According to the CDC, those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, Read More

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07/19 2013

Make Way for Willful Thinking!

Often, losing weight, eating right and feeling great can be wishful thinking – rather than action. New Year’s Resolutions are a perfect example of wanting to make lifestyle changes (but not always following through). Believing in yourself is the only way to clear those mental hurdles and land safely, feet first! Here are a few Read More

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07/16 2013

Find Your Happy Place

  Striking a balance between work and life can be challenging. Is this because you work too much? Or don’t know how to disengage when the workday draws to a close? One way to un-plug your mind from the details of your workday is to understand what fulfills you, calms your nerves and makes you Read More

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06/25 2013

Screens Versus Life

As a person with great passion for an active lifestyle, one thing I have always struggled with as a writer/blogger/social media neophyte is spending so much time in front of a computer. Do thoughts like these enter your mind, too? Can I justify reading articles on fitness when I could be exercising? Should I be Read More

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06/13 2013

Make Your Life Good

Allstate Insurance has been running the gammut on commercials in recent years, conjuring a range of emotions. Their long-running campaign speaks to the fear in all of us. In fact, they remind us that mayhem is everywhere. Just check out some of the spots to see for yourself. In contrary to mayhem, a more current Read More

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06/11 2013

Mountain Bike Crash Course For Life

One of my favorite fitness activities is mountain biking. The view of the landscape, the warmth of the blue sky and the thrill of the downhill spark my interest in and love for the sport. Last weekend, I met a group of girlfriends for a morning ride and selected a particularly challenging trail for us Read More

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05/16 2013

There’s So Much More to Life Than Winning

From the moment we exit the womb, we are taught to strive for the best and reach for the stars. Whether it’s making good grades, being accepted by a great college, climbing the corporate ladder or winning a sport championship, winning is where it’s at. However, there are occasional moments when we are reminded that Read More

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