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Frustrated with the diet industry? Join the club.

Last week, I shared with you a new term I created: Modern Health Enthusiast, in order to set the tone for the next five weeks where I’ll be breaking down my 5 Ways to become a “Modern Health Enthusiast,” inspired by the recent Time magazine article “The Weight Loss Trap”.

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Are You a Modern Health Enthusiast?

I’m going to create a new term and you’re the first to hear it: Modern Health Enthusiast.

Do you like it?

Let me explain a little more…

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When It Gets Hard and You Want to Quit

We’ve all been there, especially if it’s a Sunday…

We’re at the grocery store with our shopping cart full and ready to head to the checkout line.

As I make my way to the front of the store, I scan the length of the lines, “What checkout lane should I chose?”

The one with the shortest line, of course.

I get in the shortest line and wait… and wait……… and wait…

Oh! But that line next to you? It’s moving rather quickly now.

Your line is taking too long and you think, “I’d be foolish to stay in this line if that line over there is moving more quickly.”

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Weight Gain: What does menopause have to do with it?

Weight gain…

What does menopause have to do with it?!

Perhaps less than you think.

So before blaming menopause for all of your recent or longstanding weight gain, consider this…

Maria Allyn

Reignite Your Zest for Life in Midlife

When I count my blessings, one of them is always the fact that I know such amazing women who also share my mission of empowering women in midlife, but serve them in various ways.

One woman in particular I wanted to highlight today, because our messages are so aligned, is Midlife Fulfillment Coach Maria Allyn.

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When You Feel Good…

When we feel good ABOUT ourselves, we do good FOR ourselves.

In my Flourishing 50s community, our Guest Expert last month was also a wellness coach and she said shared with us something so simple and so true:

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Why Your Kids Still Need You

First of all, if you’re a mom in any way, I want to wish you very Happy Mother’s Day!

I don’t have children of my own, but I am a child of my mom’s. So while I can’t tell you what it’s like to bear a child and love that child probably more than anything in the world, what I do know is that I still need my mom… but maybe not in the way you might be thinking.

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Want more time for self-care? Ask yourself these 3 questions

Time and self-care go hand in hand because self-care does, in fact, take time – everything from exercise, to sleep, to preparing healthy meals for yourself, to immersing yourself a relaxing, well-deserved bath at the end of a hard day takes some time.

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A Simple Trick I Use to Avoid Prolonged Sitting

Last October when I started planning my very first retreat up in the Redwoods in Northern California, I eagerly started learning everything I could about Redwood trees. From my own research on the Internet to every documentary on them I could find, I learned so much and I’m so glad I did.

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Redwood Retreat Recap Part III: How to Manage Your Energy Step 2 of 2

Last October when I started planning my very first retreat up in the Redwoods in Northern California, I eagerly started learning everything I could about Redwood trees. From my own research on the Internet to every documentary on them I could find, I learned so much and I’m so glad I did.

Redwood Retreat Recap Part II: How to Manage Your Energy Step 1 of 2

I’ve found there to be an overemphasis on “time management.” There’s no shortage of books, products, tools, and apps that can help you use your time productively.

However, I say there seems to be so much focus on time management, but there is a piece that is often neglected, not on purpose, but because most don’t know about it. It’s something I call “energy management.”

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Redwood Retreat Recap Part I: 5 Things We Can Learn From Redwood Trees

Last October when I started planning my very first retreat up in the Redwoods in Northern California, I eagerly started learning everything I could about Redwood trees. From my own research on the Internet to every documentary on them I could find, I learned so much and I’m so glad I did.

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Spring Produce: What Should You Buy Organic?

As I was doing my grocery shopping the other day, I saw a lot of beautiful and colorful fruits and veggies in the produce section. Why, of course, it must be Spring!

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1 in 400 Trillion: A Spring Perspective

I have this tree right outside my window where small birds love to congregate. The tree had been “silent” for several months until very recently, of course, as Spring has sprung! I love the Spring season. In Pasadena where I live, there are beautiful blossoms blooming and the birds are chatterboxes. It just feels like…

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3 Massive Mistakes Women in their 50s Make

I had the honor of being a guest on one of my favorite podcasts, Experience 50, AKA “The Podcast That Kicks Your Midlife Into Gear!” Mary Rogers, the host of the show has a great personality and some phenomenal guests. It was a privilege to be on it.   If you’d like to listen to…

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If You Were Given JUST One…

I bought my dream car when I was 21 and I still have it, a Jeep Wrangler. We’ve been through some wild stuff together, traversing multiple terrains. She’s been up and down the coast of California numerous times, from the desert to the ocean to the mountains, and of course, several weekend trips to Vegas.…

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The Harder You Work(out)…

Before I complete the sentence, let me explain the two types of “work” I’m referring to here: Physical work you put your body through when you exercise The work you put in everyday at your job and at home You’ve heard the term “work-life balance” before, but I might have a slightly different definition than…

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An “Oldie But Goodie” Reminder

I spent last weekend visiting our nation’s capital. I always think of you on the plane when they play that safety video where they remind us to put our own oxygen mask on before we help others. I think of you when I see this because I know that you may have spent most of…