Healthy Outlooks and Goal Setting

Reflections on Inner Mantras and WOW Moments

Posted by: Sarah Duncan, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, February 6, 2012   |   Back to Blog

There are many inner mantras that I possess, but one of my favorites is the quote of Wayne Dyer: “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change!” That says it all, doesn’t it? It works for so many challenges that we face in life ...

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My Goal to Exercise Every Day for a Year – Part 2

Posted by: John Sparzo, M.D.   |   Friday, February 3, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Over the last days and months, many people have asked me about my goal to exercise every day for a year. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and my answers. If you have other questions, I hope you will share a comment!

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My Goal to Exercise Every Day for a Year

Posted by: John Sparzo, M.D.   |   Thursday, February 2, 2012   |   Back to Blog

For two months in 2010, my P90x workout DVDs (and my good intentions) languished on my bedside table. While I had exercised 3-4 days per week for the prior 6 years and had even run a couple of marathons, it was time to take my fitness level up a notch. But clearly, the spark of inspiration was not yet there. I needed something to motivate me, a goal that would rekindle my interest. On May 30, 2010, I found my goal – exercising at least 30 minutes every day for an entire year.

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Learn to Love Yourself and "Rock What You Got!"

Posted by: Patti Carrington   |   Monday, January 16, 2012   |   Back to Blog

... Insecurity isn’t pretty. Whether it’s insecurity in your looks, your life, or your relationships, it just looks ugly. Find your inner confidence, take charge, own it and never, ever let it go. This strength is what will see you through some of the hardest times in your life – and allow you to come out the other side still standing.

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My Strategy for Avoiding the Winter Blahs

Posted by: Lori Wildman   |   Thursday, January 12, 2012   |   Back to Blog

So winter is upon us, and I find myself trying to fight off the winter “blahs.” It’s easy to get in a rut, especially when you’d rather poke your eye out than go outside in 15 degree weather ... So this year, I am vowing to make a concerted effort to ward off the “blahs.” Here are some tips that seem to help me:

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Reaching Your Goals with Baby Steps and Little Bets

Posted by: Sue Bogan   |   Saturday, January 7, 2012   |   Back to Blog

The beginning of every new year brings with it many new resolutions for big change. And likely, many of those resolutions are abandoned for one reason or another. I do not think it is so much the lack of desire to want to make whatever big change we’ve promised ourselves, but perhaps it’s just not the right size change that we’ve challenged ourselves with.

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My Four Steps to Less Stressed (and Actually Happy) Holidays

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Wednesday, December 7, 2011   |   Back to Blog

I like to think I am a relatively pleasant person 11 months out of the year. But over the last few years, I have turned into The Grinch and Scrooge on December 1. I call her “The Grooge.” I get mean and stressed out. When people cheerfully ask me about the holidays, I growl and respond with a comment about how much work the holidays are and I'll be glad when it’s over. But this year, I am trying something different ...

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Electronic Insomnia – Confessions of a Night Owl

Posted by: Patti Carrington   |   Wednesday, November 16, 2011   |   Back to Blog

“Why am I not sleeping?” Have you ever found yourself wondering that as you toss and turn in the wee hours of the morning? I often have trouble sleeping. I don’t do caffeine, and my days are very busy. I exercise every day and try to eat right. At the end of my day, I feel tired. But then my mind races – thinking about work, my family, my friends, the world. What am I doing wrong?

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Small Motivations to a Healthier You

Posted by: Laura Shumaker   |   Friday, November 4, 2011   |   Back to Blog

When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited for the extra motivation to eat healthier and move more. I’m not proud that making strides in my health for my own sake wasn’t enough to inspire me, but at least motherhood was!

Even if you aren’t pregnant, you might find a few tips of your own ...

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They Tried to Make Me Go to (Cardiac) Rehab. I Said OK.

Posted by: Jim Ketterer, Guest Blogger   |   Tuesday, November 1, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Hi my name is Jim and I used to have a heart problem. I had surgery a couple months ago to repair a leaking heart valve. Part of my recovery process involved joining a cardiac rehab group to regain my strength after surgery. I wasn’t real excited but my lovely wife made me do it. Part of my hesitation was because of my age. To Generation Y I may be old, but compared to the average cardiac patient, I’m just a baby. Fresh meat.

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