• APRIL 18, 2017
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    Getting HealthiER Is Empowering

    For many people, the idea of getting fit (exercising, eating healthy foods) seems like a chore, something that (sigh) needs to be done. Giving-up favorite foods or drinks, finding time to exercise during a busy day, eating more vegetables (yuk) or choosing healthy options (tastes like cardboard) are accompanied with a grit-your-teeth-and-do-it attitude. A simple

    • MARCH 21, 2017
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    Emerging from Stuckness

    Emerging from Stuckness

    "Embrace the possibilities that come from change. Transformation can be  joyful." --Weight Loss Coach Gayle  When we think of ways we want to improve our lives, optimism and good intentions are usually abundant. Plans for weight loss and promises to exercise more are ubiquitous, especially when we embark on a wellness journey. Unfortunately, resolutions for
    • MARCH 15, 2017
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    The Joy of Movement

    The Joy of Movement

    Intro video from Health Coach Gayle Research tells us that most people underestimate how much they eat and overestimate how much physical activity they get. If making time for regular exercise is a challenge, then a shift in thinking can prove helpful. Too often, perceptions of exercise start from a place of negativity and shame.
    • MARCH 8, 2017
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    Progress and Change

    Progress and Change

    “Never look back. Unless you’re planning to go that way.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau Efforts to change health related behaviors (e.g. being sedentary, overeating, drinking excessively, being chronically sleep deprived) can leave us feeling discouraged when our plans collide with reality. Rather than feeling defeated, it can be helpful to know that change is rarely linear

    • MARCH 23, 2016
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    Stop Shoulding on Yourself

    Stop Shoulding on Yourself

    We all know we should exercise regularly. We should eat healthy food. The problem with ‘shoulds’ is they are rooted in guilt and negativity, neither of which are effective for sustainable behavior change. Success comes when we link our desire to change with a deeply held value. Finding that value and tying it to a

    • MARCH 11, 2016
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    Gutter Cleaning for Pastries

    Here’s what it takes for a 150 pound person to burn off this 880 calorie “treat” Running on the treadmill for one hour at 7.5 mph, 2 hrs. straight of vigorous weight lifting, 2 hrs. of shoveling snow by hand, 2 hrs. of high-impact aerobics, 2.7 hrs of walking & playing golf, 1.5 hrs of