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Moving Into Your Groove

June 17th, 2010

It is well known that recent studies suggest that a three week period is critical for retention. Three weeks appears to the minimal time frame needed to install a new habit or not let it slip away from awareness. Did you ever hear this before? The evidence behind it is that three weeks of consistent practice is sufficient time to lay down the new neuromuscular grooves. This is poignant given what movements we ask of ourselves during gardening season I have liked to call it a ‘21 day experiment\’. This is what I use with new clients that come into our movement studio and are looking to make... Read More

Feng Shui: 10 Healthy Living Tips

June 14th, 2010

I ran into the Buddha on the Road to Sveltesville, and I said, “Buddha, I\’ve been thinking that I great way to begin to lose weight would be to eliminate high fat and sugary foods. What do you think?” And the Buddha replied, “Maybe!” What did the Buddha mean? Did he mean that starting there was the \’wrong place to start?\’ Should I be looking at another place, a new place to start??? Needless to say, my mind went into high gear (as our minds tend to do). And … I came up with a near perspective; a new place to start. Here follows some new thinking... Read More

21 Ways to Reboot, Recharge, Refresh

May 12th, 2010

I\’ve been burning the candle at both ends, so to speak, as well as hopping time zones, jet setter than I am (big Ha on that one). Point being, between one thing and the other, I found myself to be a big draggy, loggy, unenergized, and in desperate need of a lift. I sought ways to recharge my battery and put zippidy doo dah back into my day! Here are my top 21 quick fixes that remarkably can refresh your energy. Go Crazy! Sing, chant, hum, dance, prance, bang your drums, run in circles, skip and/or walk backwards. Do what you have to do to shake the doldrums out of you! We don\’t want... Read More

Insomnia Cookies: 24 Tips to Better Sleep

April 13th, 2010

As a Weight Loss Coach and a 50 pound big-time-loser, I fully understand that sleep plays a crucial role in our obtaining and maintaining our healthy weight and on our general well-being. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Women\’s Health Watch reports that sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is nothing to worry about. However, the bigger concern is for those who suffer from chronic sleep loss, because they are likely to be affected in numerous areas: Sleep helps the brain commit new information into memory; therefore lack... Read More

If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing…

March 15th, 2010

If your girth is increasing while your happiness is decreasing; if you feel like you are about to explode and/or implode, then read this! Here follows an email I received from one of my readers (a.k.a. Tushkateers*) that I am sure we can relate to. A valuable lesson that will help you permanently lose weight! Dear Janice (a.k.a. Our Lady of Weight Loss) ~ I have zero will power. I can\’t stick to anything. I am tired of all this weight I have on my hips, thighs and belly. I just don\’t know how to get rid of it. I keep eating too much all of the time! Help!!! ~ Jennifer V. Dear Jennifer... Read More

Listen UP and Lighten UP!

February 12th, 2010

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Tushkateers, have I got a find for you! Skinny Scoopers! A website from two sassy \’weight loss sisters,\’ Chris and Lisa, who are dedicated to reporting the news that helps you lose! Their pages are overflowing with best food finds, tasty tidbits, and hot jeans. They are scouting the weight loss world looking for inside-sources, fitness experts, diet gurus, and best selling authors to interview as they shed \’lite.\’ Recently, they interviewed me (available on I-Tunes as well as on Skinny Scoopers!) We had the best time laughing it up while slimming... Read More

6 Secrets to Relieving Vaginal Dryness During Menopause

December 14th, 2009

Vaginal Dryness happens to many women as they age and reach menopause. With time the mucus membranes within the walls of the vagina begin to get thinner and lose elasticity. Estrogen production in the ovaries is less and may cause thinning of the vaginal lining. In itself this does not normally cause any problem – unless the lining of the vagina becomes inflamed and dry in which case it becomes very painful. Vaginal dryness is medically known as \’atrophic vaginitis,\’ and it sounds like a disease, though it is not. It can be overcome with simple remedies, such as, a good nutritional... Read More

Hot Flashes & Night Sweats – How to Use Vitamins and Herbs to Reduce Both

November 11th, 2009

Hot flashes vary in intensity for different women but they remain among the most talked about symptoms of menopause, mostly because they are so uncomfortable. About 80% of the women in America experience flashes (hot flushes that move through the body in a wave) and night sweats (waking up with wet pjs and bed sheets) during the peri-menopause and menopause years. Some women have them for a few short years while others still experience them into their 70s. Hot flashes happen when the body produces less estrogen and progesterone for a variety of reasons caused by aging. Flashing can last from a... Read More

Indigestion and Bloating During Menopause – How to Get Relief

October 13th, 2009

So many women report that menopause comes along with gastrointestinal distress causing uncomfortable symptoms such as indigestion, flatulence and sudden bloating. Not only are these annoying and embarrassing, they can also be quite painful. During menopause, gastrointestinal bloating is caused when air fills the abdomen, creating a full feeling. Even though your stomach remains the same size, your pants probably feel tighter and your waistline just seems to keep expanding. Excess intestinal gas is produced by bacteria in the intestines. Sugar located foods often contribute to the growth of this... Read More

The Holiday Diet: How to WAKE UP on New Year\’s Day THINNER than You are NOW!

October 13th, 2009

The holiday season is fast approaching as evidenced by the displays of Halloween Candy on each and every counter top in America. As we all know all too well, the holidays present a multitude of stresses that together can create the perfect ‘fat’ storm. Of course, front and center, the main event of the season is the food! Ever-present platters of holiday cheer in one form or another, enticing, calling your name day-in, day-out, morning, noon and night from Halloween through the New Year. I’m wondering? How are you going to make it through the Holiday Glaze? Might you wake up on New Year’s... Read More