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Monday Motivation: I used to hate my thighs.

Monday Motivation posts are a time I use for self-reflection, to share relevant goings-on in my life, and to express sentiments that I think might also resonate with some of you. The goal is always to reveal some personal things that I feel are important to be candid about, but more importantly to help you to examine your own life …

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Monday Motivation: People first.

If you’ve been following my blog, podcast, Facebook page or tweets, you have probably heard that I’m moving to New Jersey this week. I’ve lived in San Francisco for nearly seven years now, which I consider to be the majority of my independent adult life. The idea of leaving this city has literally been gut wrenching. I liken it to …

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Monday Motivation: The World is Your Oyster

Monday Motivation

I live alone in a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco. I typically walk the city, drive places and even travel longer-distances alone. Clearly not all the time, no. But often, I am alone. The idea of being alone used to scare me. I remember before moving to San Francisco in 2005 that I felt that I needed a friend to …

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Monday Motivation: What Should You Be Doing With Your Life?

Monday Motivation

Working part-time at lululemon athletica a few years back was a game-changer for me. The first week of training, when I was expecting to learn how to sell the crap out of athletic apparel, I was taken down a completely different training track. I was asked to listen to (are you sitting down?) a series of motivational CDs from Brian …

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Monday Motivation: Be Open to Opportunity

Monday Motivation

The past week has brought my attention back to the idea of openness and what it creates for us in life, in love, and in our careers. I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of new people in recent months in both my personal life with new friends and my professional life as a nutrition coach and teacher. With …

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Monday Motivation: On judgment, proselytizing, and understanding intentions.

Monday Motivation

I have learned a lot from my friends in the past few weeks. I have learned just how important it can be to have people around you who can help you to work through problems, figure out behavior patterns you’ve made into habits or part of your personality that you’d like to change, and how to talk about solutions. These …

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Monday Motivation: An Attitude of Gratitude

As we look ahead to a new year, and back at what transpired over the course of the last year, I think it’s a good time to take stock of the things for which we are grateful in life. Sure, there may be some outstanding concerns, tasks you wish you had completed, achievements you wish you had made, steps you …

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Monday Motivation: Are You Driving Your Life or Is Your Life Driving You?

Priorities, choices and happiness have been on my mind a lot lately so I figured this would be a good topic to throw out there and to get people thinking about a bit more regularly. When I decided to pursue nutrition coaching as a full-time career, it wasn’t without great pause. I was living an a nice, top-floor, one-bedroom apartment …

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Monday Motivation: Strength & Flexibility

I don’t get to yoga very often. In fact, I almost never go unless I’m visiting my family and friends in New Jersey. I like it mostly for the quality time it affords me with my mom (and often my dad, too) and the mental and spiritual introspection that happens while I’m on the mat. It’s something I love to …