Tools For Stretching:  Try The Stretch Out Strap

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Tools For Stretching: Try The Stretch Out Strap

I discovered the Stretch Out Strap over 15 years ago and yet it still remains one of the best stretching tools that I have found.  Most people need to add more stretching into their day, but don’t know how to squeeze it in. I recommend using breaks while working at your desk or computer.

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Practicing Yoga Benefits Your Heart

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Practicing Yoga Benefits Your Heart

Adding to the list of the many benefits of yoga, a large review of 37 studies with 2,768 subjects, shows that yoga also benefits your heart.  Regular yoga practice may reduce heart disease risks as effectively as brisk walking or biking.

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Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

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Physical Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power: 2 More Good Reasons to Train

Let’s be totally real: I love exercising to look and feel great, but apart from developing leaner muscles and toning up, one of my biggest motivations is brain training. Seriously. As a writer, I appreciate that maintaining mental sharpness and improving my memory let me enjoy a better quality of life, especially as I get older (Yes, we can say it. It’s happening to all of us every day and we can do it better).

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ESPA Life at Corinthia: Best Mindfulness Spa Menu

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ESPA Life at Corinthia: Best Mindfulness Spa Menu

During a recent trip to London, UK, I had the indulgent pleasure of visiting ESPA Life at Corinthia, London’s most exclusive, most luxurious spa, offering world-class pampering treatments and spa/fitness facilities. I was especially interested in exploring their mindfulness philosophy, an essential element of their integrated approach to natural beauty and inner calm. Find out about my visit here!

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Mindful Happiness: Boost Happiness with 9 Steps

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Mindful Happiness: Boost Happiness with 9 Steps

Make time to find things that make you happy every day.  Happiness doesn't just happen to you—you can proactively create it. You have more control over how you feel than you may think. Mindfulness helps you understand this.  As you learn to observe, you realize that thoughts and feelings come and go frequently. 

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Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

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Mindfulness: Be Less Reactive for Better Health

A benefit of practicing mindfulness is that you learn to be less reactive to stressful and emotional situations. This is good for your health. We all have 'buttons' that, when pressed, can cause us to lose control. It does not have to be that way.

When you watch over time the issues that press your buttons—for example, I hate it when people tell me, "You're wrong," because I pride myself on being very careful to get things right—you can learn, rather than react according to old patterns you may have had since childhood.

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Mindful Beauty: How a Flower Garden Helped me Love Myself

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Mindful Beauty: How a Flower Garden Helped me Love Myself

What is Mindful Beauty? This is a concept I embrace because I believe that every woman is beautiful. Beauty is more than one shape, size or specific age. Women are at their most beautiful when they fully embrace and celebrate their uniqueness, and right now is your time to shine.

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Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

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Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

Many people ask me how to start a meditation practice or how to be mindful. The key is to improve the mind-body connection and to increase awareness. The way to do this is to wake up your senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Many of us are so caught up in our thoughts, we don't even notice the world around us. We miss the beauty of the sky—the brilliance of its colors, the mystery of the clouds. We don't even hear the birds around us singing. 

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Toe Talk® Mind. Body. Socks.

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Toe Talk® Mind. Body. Socks.

It’s not every day that I get excited about socks, but as soon as I saw Toe Talk® Socks and learned the story of the creator, I knew I wanted to wear them and share the joy. In fact, I liked them so much, I agreed to be a brand ambassador

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Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

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Why this Website, Mindful Happiness & You

I created this website as a resource for today's busy woman - you! I know, because I am you. We all hear about the importance of self-care and self love. You know that you 'should' be doing something to take more care of yourself, but because of everything you're juggling — work, family, friends, and community — it feels selfish and impossible.

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Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

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Walking: Lose Weight & Keep it Off

Walking is one of the best ways to improve health, get in shape, lose weight, keep weight off, and stay in shape. For example, 94% of people in the National Weight Control Registry, which has one of the largest databases regarding individual weight loss, increased physical activity to achieve weight loss and most of these people chose walking to get active.

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Take Care of your Décolletage

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Take Care of your Décolletage

The décolletage is a French term that refers to a neckline that emphasizes or exposes cleavage—it also refers to the skin exposed by such a neckline, including the neck, upper shoulders, and upper chest and breasts. As I wrote in my book, Busting Out: Putting Your Best Breasts Forward, skin care for their area is an absolute must!

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Lose 5 Pounds Fast!

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Lose 5 Pounds Fast!

Look your most beautiful self and lose 5 pounds fast with this quick posture tune-up. Stand sideways to a mirror so you can see the difference this makes.

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Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

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Quick Tips on How to Increase Your Fitness Motivation

The first step? Find your WHY. Figure out why you want to exercise. Connect with your heart. How will your life improve? Will you have more energy, be slimmer, more attractive, or more successful? How will you be different from who you are today? Identify the specific reasons why you want to exercise and visualize yourself as that person.

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Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

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Upgrading from Trackers to Sensors

Get ready for the next wave of technology that is transforming training as we know it. While visiting two recent tech events in Southern California, Wearable Tech & IOT and The Luxury Technology Show, I had an opportunity to try out some of training's hottest new devices. While most of you have been working with activity trackers, apps, and smartwatches, this new product wave is all about sensors.

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Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

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Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

This summer, I had the pleasure to meet with new and old friends at the Midsummer Mindfulness Conference in Rome, Italy. My meditation experience began with my Japanese mom in childhood. My formal training is from yoga instructor trainings and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program from the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. Midsummer Mindfulness was a fantastic opportunity to renew myself at the source.

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Transitioning to Outdoor Workouts

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Transitioning to Outdoor Workouts

We all get Spring Fever after a long winter. Nothing seems as wonderful as a bright blue sky, fresh air and the warmth of the sun against your skin. But, if you’ve been training indoors during a cold winter, you need to transition back to outdoor workouts.

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Teach Yourself Relaxation with Proven Techniques

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Teach Yourself Relaxation with Proven Techniques

You can learn how to relax. Sometimes, it's necessary to make a conscious effort to relax. Rushing from place to place, meeting deadlines, dealing with difficult people can all lead to one big adrenaline rush. You need to slow it down.

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