A Year Of Gratitude

People usually celebrate their birthdays. It’s an accomplishment of sorts: being born and being alive. However, I find it somewhat odd, seeing as I didn’t actually do anything to achieve my birth or state of living. Luck allowed me to have two parents that decided to have a third child, the genes to not get significantly ill, and the fortune to not be in any tragic accidents.

So birthdays are a celebration. But they are a celebration of everything that we are grateful for.

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5 Road Warrior Tips To Stay Healthy While Traveling for Work

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never actually traveled for work. My profession barely takes me more than a few blocks from my apartment in Chicago. Nevertheless, from family, friends, and clients, I have heard of the pitfalls that come with a job which requires frequent travel.

Sometimes you have a hotel gym with lots of equipment. Other times you are lucky to have a dumbbell. Sometimes you get off work at 6pm. Other times you get off work at 3am. Sometimes you have a Whole Foods next to your hotel. Other times you are lucky to get a 711. 

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Joining a Gym or Hiring a Trainer

Finding a gym or trainer that will deliver what is promised is a daunting task. There is a myriad of misinformation in magazines and on social media, and dishonest sales tactics challenge you throughout the process. Below, I give you 5 questions you should ask yourself before you invest your hard earned money into this venture.

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What I Learned In Year 25

At the beginning of this month I turned 26 years old.

I realize that I am young, and I have a long way to go in terms of knowledge and experiences. But each year I grow I little more, I learn a little more. And reflection helps to sink in whatever life skills I have acquired. That is what I intend to do now.

Below are the 3 most important things I learned in year #25.

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Three Steps to Overcoming Disordered Thoughts – Part 3

So far we have covered aspects of Disordered Eating and Disordered Body Image. But what can you do if you have those thoughts, feelings, or actions?  

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Disordered Body Image – Part 2

*Note: If you haven’t read Part 1, you can do so here.

Let me tell you a story.

I walk into a ballet class filled with normal, healthy-sized individuals.

As a person who is obsessed with being skinny, a voice in my head says, “Congratulations! You are the thinnest person in this class! You can feel confident and proud of your achievement!”

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Disordered Eating – Part 1

Almost every person I have talked to has experienced some form of disordered eating. Women, men, young, old, skinny, fat, muscular, or flabby. We all experience it to a degree. My personal experience with disordered eating came in the form of  anorexia, including spending time in a hospital and many years working with a dietitian and therapist. Not everyone gets to this point, but you can still experience the behaviors and they can still affect your life.

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