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Two More Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Self Esteem

Earlier today I posted a blog about self-esteem, and an ironic look at how we sometimes sabotage it with negative decisions and behaviors. Though there are many, today I came up with two more self-esteem destroyers that undermine our ability … Continue reading

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Three Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Self Esteem

According to Merriam-Webster.com, self-esteem is defined as: a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself. Our self-esteem is something that is cultivated over the years, a make-up of our personality, upbringing, and … Continue reading

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Summer Refresher~ Banana Raspberry Smoothie with Whey Protein

Summer Refresher~ Banana Raspberry Smoothie with Whey Protein Smoothies are like ice cream, they taste great, go down easy, and after a workout there’s nothing that cools you off more. Unlike ice cream, however, smoothies are low in calories, high … Continue reading

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Booty Burner Workout

Who doesn’t love to work the booty? I know I do! You might say I’m a bit obsessed. I even have pet names for the almighty gluteus maximus. I call it the back’s best friend, the bodyguard for the back, … Continue reading

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Test your Knowledge: The Real Truth About Resistance Training

Test taking can be fun and stress free. Check out these three questions and see what you know about strength training. 1. Which is true about the effect of strength training in women compared to men? A. There is no … Continue reading

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Five Decisions to Make for a Better Day

Our decisions determine the outcome of our day. Ultimately, they affect our attitude and our ability to experience joy. Here are five decisions we can all make for a healthier, happier day. 1. Decide to smile. Let go of your … Continue reading

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If You’re a Caregiver, You’re Not Alone

Recently someone in my fitness class shared that she’s been absent because she is dealing with something I would understand… Her dad has dementia and her mom has Alzheimer’s. She tried care for them, but found herself overwhelmed when her … Continue reading

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How Do I Build an Exercise Program to Accomplish My Goals?

How do I build an exercise program to help me accomplish my goals? To maximize your potential and accomplish your goals, use the FITT Principles as your guide. FITT is an acronym for frequency, intensity, time, and type, and each … Continue reading

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Living Life Well

How well are you? If you’re in shape, practice sound nutrition principles, and exercise regularly, you’re probably considered fit and healthy. But in terms of overall wellness, what does that mean? Wellness is multidimensional, and encompasses all the areas of … Continue reading

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Naikan Therapy: Gratitude and Self-Awareness

Every semester my Stress Management students practice Naikan Therapy for one week. Not only is it a rewarding experience, it encourages gratitude more than any other technique we practice. Naikan Therapy is a method of daily self-reflection that originated in … Continue reading

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