• 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.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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    License to Indulge

    License to Indulge

    "I can resist everything except temptation" ~ Oscar Wilde We are wired to choose "bad" food in times that we've also eaten good food - a tendency researchers call the "licensing effect." If you select a kale salad for lunch then follow it with a brownie for dessert, you're likely experiencing this common phenomenon. Subjects
    • FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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    Resiliency Examined

    Resiliency Examined

    Resiliency is the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions, to bounce back wiser, stronger, and more empowered. Who doesn't want to have more of that? In matters of health and successful weight loss, resiliency can be the key to success or failure when we are knocked off course by stress or injury.
    • FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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    Commitment vs. Interest

    “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results.”– Ken Blanchard Rock climbing is an extreme example of commitment ~ being merely interested can lead to trouble! But the message resonates at