Quick and Easy Technique to Decrease Holiday Stress


The holiday season is officially upon us. Are the holidays more stress than fun for you? Do you feel obligated to carry on traditions that take lots of time and energy to plan? Holidays are a stressful time of year. I was just reading an article in the Washington Post that holidays can be the…

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How to Have Fast Food Without Going to the Drive-Thru


Do you want to know one of the secrets to getting food on the table fast without going to the drive-thru? Prepare your meals and snacks ahead of time. One of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself is to come home after a busy day to a prepared meal and all you…

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5 Simple Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain (And Still Have Fun)


Last week I talked about 5 Simple Ways to Allow More Happiness into Your Life. I hope this post helped you to feel happier especially since the holidays are upon us again. I decided to stick with the “5 Simple Ways” theme for this week’s post too.  Have you put “avoid gain weight” on the…

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5 Simple Ways to Allow More Happiness into Your Life


Are you happy? Recently I asked a client if she was really happy. She quickly said, “Yes!” Then she said, “Wait, I mean no.” How come she didn’t know if she was happy right away? You would think that this is an easy question to answer but many people have forgotten how to be happy.…

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Here’s Proof that Creating a Vision Gets Results


At the beginning of September I said to my husband that I was enjoying running so much that I would like to run a road race. So we decided to train for a half marathon that was two months away. Training to run 13 miles would mean I would have to literally “run through” some…

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Focus on Improving this One Area of Your Diet


Did you try to eat two more servings of vegetables per day this week? A gold star if you were able to up your vegetable servings for even just a couple of those days.  Some of the benefits of increasing your vegetable intake are better digestion, increased sense of fullness (helps with weight loss), better…

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Confused About What to Eat? Start Here.


The past couple of weeks I have been talking about creating a vision for weight loss that you can see and feel. I said that you have to be able to see the end result and your vision must excite and motivate you to get out of bed in the morning.  Once you have an…

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At Last, The Secret to Long Term Weight Loss is Revealed


If you read my blog from last week I provided a tool to help create a weight loss vision that is exciting and motivating and that ultimately increases happiness.  Did you narrow down your choice from your “Things I want” list? If you were able to figure out a ‘thing that you want’ that really…

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I Am Going to Change How You Feel About Losing Weight


I have been blogging as The Lifestyle Educator for almost four years. The reason that I started this blog was to help people to live a healthier lifestyle through healthy eating, regular exercise, and stress management. I started with one reader and now have several hundred readers. Since I began this blog I went from…

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Is Gluten-Free the Way to Be? Part 2


Last week I talked about what it means to go gluten-free, which foods to include and avoid on a gluten-free diet, and how to repair the damage to the digestive system from eating gluten-containing foods. I also mentioned at the end of my blog post that gluten may not be totally to blame for digestive…

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