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One thing you need for success

The One Thing You Need for Success

My friend Jane constantly talks about the successes of friends, family, and of course celebrities. She always puts herself down and tells me she will never be successful enough. It is painful to watch someone you love be so hard on themselves. So finally, the other day I asked her, “How do you define success?” […]

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Lion Family Art

Got Hobby? Why Having One is Crucial to Your Happiness

As you may or may not know, I recently gave birth to a beautiful, baby boy. I’m in love. It is amazing how such a small little being can be so dramatically life changing. As you also may have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. Taking care of a newborn is a […]

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Angelina Jolie

Genetics and Disease: How much can you really control?

If you were told you had an 87% risk for breast cancer, would you undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative measure to eliminate or drastically reduce your risk? Essentially, this is what actress Angelina Jolie did. Just this week, she announced in a New York Times article that she underwent the double mastectomy after […]

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Bad Habits

Breaking a Bad Habit and The Habit Loop

For research for A Whole New You – Six Steps to Ignite Change for Your Best Life, I had the pleasure of reading The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. In his book, Charles Duhigg looks at the habits of individuals, organizations, and societies, and tries to explain […]

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Take Time to Stretch

52 Small Changes Web Series: Week 10 – Take Time to Stretch

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book - 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on how I like to make the change a reality. I encourage you to share your […]

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Earth Day

5 Fun Facts about Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network (EDN), with the mission to make Earth Day into a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. Here are some interesting facts you […]

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Boston Marathon 2013 Bombings

The Boston Marathon Bombings: Why Fear Isn’t My Answer

I’m reeling. The Boston bombings from April 15th’s Boston Marathon have hit hard. Living and working in Boston makes it feel like déjà vu: it was nearly 12 years ago when I lived and worked in New York City and witnessed the events on September 11th, 2001. Although these events are scary for anyone, they […]

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Spend Time Alone

52 Small Changes Web Series: Week 9 – Enjoy Time Alone

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book - 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on how I like to make the change a reality. I encourage you to share your […]

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Alex Jone's GMOs

Prison Planet: What you need to know about our food supply

Recently, I watched this video by Alex Jone’s Prison Planet. Scary is the short way to describe it. Although I haven’t done a tremendous amount of research on this topic, I do know that we have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to our food supply. GMOs, growth hormones and toxic chemicals […]

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The Neti Pot

52 Small Changes Web Series: Week 7 – Keep the Outside Out

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book - 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on how I like to make the change a reality. I encourage you to share your […]

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