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Doing the Best You Can

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I had a client the other day who does her best to eat “perfectly” and get her husband to eat the same way. This is OK when she is at home, but can be hard when traveling. She has an upcoming trip to Singapore and she asked me, “How do I eat while I’m…(Read More)

Make Your WLWL

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I was listening to the monthly audio provided in Success Magazine the other day. There was an interview with Sean Stephenson. Sean is 3 feet tall and has osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder commonly known as “brittle bone disease.” He was expected to die shortly after being born. Sean has continued to beat all the…(Read More)

There is no finish line

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Last week, I had the pleasure and thrill of attending an event where Joan Benoit Samuelson was speaking. Joan is a prolific runner who won the first women’s Olympic marathon in Los Angeles in 1985. She also won the Boston marathon twice – once in 1979 (before she graduated college) and again in 1986. She…(Read More)

This story is aimed at the ladies. Guys, you can feel free to tune in to the next post/newsletter. I know I missed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), but this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Ladies, you’ve got to protect the girls. By “girls” I mean your breasts. As…(Read More)

Last week, I talked about how the period from the beginning of October through New Year’s is a calorie and weight “Danger Zone.” This is also true for endurance and ultra-endurance athletes. Triathletes have finished their training and racing and are entering the off-season. They are ready to unwind and enjoy some…(Read More)

This post was originally published in 2009. However, I think it is worth repeating. . . with a few minor changes. October, November, and December are what I call The Danger Zone time of the year. Within these three months we encounter all sorts of eating challenges. October is the time of CANDY! Candy seems…(Read More)

This morning when the alarm went off at 4:30AM, I thought really hard about turning it off, rolling over, and going back to sleep until 6AM. I laid there arguing with myself. “You need to go workout.” “Yeah, but I”m tired.” “But, you need the workout.” “I know, but I could do it…(Read More)

Does it seem like just when you get your good habits rolling and into a routine, something happens and the bottom falls out? Everything goes off track. This happened to me a couple of weeks ago when my father was unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. We went in for a normal doctor appointment that resulted…(Read More)

Many of my clients and friends struggle with the “I know what to do, I just don’t do it” syndrome. We know we should eat “better.”  However, when the waiter brings the dessert menu, or we are bored at home and head for the pantry, we just cannot seem to stop ourselves. I’ll…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.


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