29 Feb 2012

Time is Heart; Time is Brain

February is American Heart Month.  Post this month are devoted to increasing awareness of  heart disease and stroke in women.  Cardiovascular disease kills 400,000 women per year. Sadly, many of these deaths are preventable. Today is February “bonus day”!  Which also means a “bonus post” for the month.  When it comes to cardiovascular disease, knowledge is critical because time is so important when an event...

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22 Feb 2012

Don’t Become a Statistic: 5 Ways to Manage Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. Posts this month will focus on creating awareness about women and heart disease. An estimated 42 million American women live with cardiovascular disease, but too many are unaware of the threat they face. Every year, 400,ooo women die of cardiovascular disease, making it the top cause of death. And many of these deaths are preventable. Fortunately, there are ways to...

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14 Feb 2012

Is Your Job Breaking Your Heart?

February is America Heart Month.  Posts this month will focus on women and heart disease. We’re all aware of the pressure women are under.  Whether we’re in health care or running our own businesses, the story is the same.  Do more with less and do it faster.  As it turns out, all that stress may be breaking our hearts! A recent study suggests that women...

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08 Feb 2012

The Lesson of the Zipline (Part 2 of How I Got H.E.R.E.)

In last week’s blog, I began telling my story of how I got into coaching.  This is a 2-part story, the first part of which was about a rock-bottom moment in 2001 and how I began to live in a more conscious, intentional way…thanks to some awesome coaching and an amazing support community. You can read about that here. The second part of the story...

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01 Feb 2012

How I Got H.E.R.E. (Part1)

I had a chance to catch up with my old friend, Ruth, last week.  That’s her in the picture with me. If you’re wondering about the hairdos, we are on an airboat in the Everglades. Somewhere in the middle of the conversation we started talking about blog posts.  Ruth’s a blogger from way back (you can check her out here).  I was asking her advice...

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23 Jan 2012

Accountability = ACTION!

Accountability Equals ACTION! Last week, I got to spend 2 days with my amazing Mastermind group (more on that in another post).  As part of this program, we are asked to choose an accountability partner.  My partner, Jana, and I talk every Monday morning at 9AM to review the goals we set for ourselves in the previous week.  Doing this allows us to ask each...

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15 Jan 2012

5 Simple Steps to Tame Everday Stress

We’ve all heard that too much stress is bad for your health.  Chronic stress can lead to depression and set off dangerous inflammation in the body, increasing your risk for heart disease, obesity, insomnia and breast cancer. We talk about cutting the stress from our lives, but we actually need those powerful fight-or-flight hormones our bodies produce when we’re about to be run over by...

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31 Dec 2011

How to Start a Resolution Revolution

It’s that time again. The wrapping paper and bows are put away…and next up: New Year’s resolutions. “I have to lose 10 lbs.”  “I should go the gym more often.”  ‘I ought to become vegan.”  The parade of “shoulds”, “musts” and “oughts” gets longer and longer as January 1 gets closer. Gyms fill up, Weight Watchers gets a New Year’s business boost. But when March...

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26 Dec 2011

Everyday Grace

I was listening to NPR on Christmas Eve as they broadcast the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College in Cambridge, UK.  At the end of the event the announcer said, “And now the participants will leave this moment of grace and return to the real world.” This made me think. Do we only experience moments of grace in orchestrated circumstances?  For me,...

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21 Dec 2011

What’s at the Top of Your To-Do List?

Take a look at your to-do list for the coming week.  Right now. Are you on it? And if time for you IS on the list, where is it? At the top? If you answered “no” to either of these questions, read on..this is the perfect time of the year to talk about self-care. Self-care is one of those terms that gets a lot of...

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