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  I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions – the very name implies they’ll be short-lived. I much prefer focusing on on good health and happiness, and developing longer-term habits to get there. That’s why I like to look at the prior year in retrospect, examine the lessons learned and try to carry forward life...
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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...
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Let’s create a new expression: Misery Exercise loves company. Making exercise social is a great way to ensure it becomes a habit that sticks. I was reminded of this when I met my tennis team for an end-of-the-season party this week. Not only has this group of women been supportive during matches, especially my trademark...
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Not only will friends and family help hold you accountable to your fitness schedule, but they’ll make exercise more fun, too. With conversation and laughter as part of the experience, the workout becomes less work. Likewise, if you join a soccer or tennis team, your teammates will make sure you show up while also providing...
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Today is #6 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Remember the parable of the flood? A man drowned because he turned down the help of a neighbor, boat crew and helicopter pilot, all who offered to rescue him from a flood, simply because he was waiting for God to save the day. Whatever...
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Today is #3 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Today’s culture is entrenched on our (many!) weaknesses and how we might go about improving them. I’m not convinced this serves a meaningful purpose. Why not, instead, focus on our gifts and how to better build upon them to fulfill our aspirations? Why not...
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On 12/12/12, I turned 49. Shouldn’t this be reason to celebrate in an unusual and special way? I think so. Enter the Running Monkey, a 12-mile, 12-hour ultra event beginning at 12:12 a.m. on 12/12/12 (in the mountains). This seemed like the perfect way to fulfill my need for spontaneous adventure and welcome my 49th year, if I could...
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We had a friendly reminder prior to the holiday last week – it’s good to start some family traditions on Thanksgiving Day. We took the advice to heart. We played football with others in the neighborhood in the morning, hiked with the dogs in the afternoon and took a moment before dinner to share the...
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I’ve noticed a recurring theme among friends my age recently. Though at first we are afraid to fess up and admit our new reality, eventually the truth comes out. In a deluge of back and forth banter that sounds like sixth graders trying to outdo one another. The theme? Body aches and pains and injuries...
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What: City of Trees Marathon When: Sunday October 9 Where: Beautiful Boise, Idaho Course: Awesome Weather: Even better, the best I’ve ever had for a marathon Time: 3:59.09 Finish: 20th of all women, 2nd in my age group Synopis: Why don’t more people run this amazing race? Fun Factor. Is it possible for a marathon...
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