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Channel Your Inner Wisdom

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 6:00 AM

When you say you're doing your best, are you really?

Or are you proceeding from the habituated space of limitation that has been getting you exactly what you've gotten over and over again?

Breaking down the walls of perception is an easy enough task, you'd think. Getting out of your...

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Banning Family Planning is Just Bad Business

(20) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 12:15 PM

Denying women access to basic, affordable reproductive services is a blight on the conscience of this nation.

We should be doing anything and everything to mitigate such extreme proliferation of our species, and to encourage women to have children only when they are ready for them and want them....

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Constant Calorie Counting Spells Caving to Your Craving

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 1:59 PM

Counting calories is a wonderful tool for identifying what your bottom line needs are and to give you a sense of what reasonable portioning looks like. When you are constantly counting calories, however, you may stifle your progress by thinking 'food' all the time.

When you focus your attention on...

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The Anti-Diet: Delve Into Desire to Find Your Healthy Weight

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 12:24 PM

Most of us focus so much on a list of things we cannot have when we undertake to whiddle our middle. By depriving ourselves of much-desired foods and treats entirely, by telling ourselves that we 'cannot' have something, it becomes an obsessive thought. Devoting more time to thinking on those...

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The Benefit of Down Time: When You're Too Fried to Function

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 5:40 PM

Harried, hurried, pushed to the max number of activities with every last moment of our day, many of us become so burnt out and disconnected from ourselves that even though appearances may deceive, we are barely functioning. Taking time out for yourself to do absolutely nothing is a key component...

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Five Minutes a Day to a Flatter Belly (Exercise 2)

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 10:48 AM

As you all know by now, especially if you've been reading my posts, cortisol and stress are the number one culprits in lower belly fat. The build-up of mass in this area occurs in direct correlation to the toxins and chemical reactions involved in mitigating stress hormones. When your liver,...

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Hop Off That Scale: Why I Never Weigh Myself

(6) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 10:38 AM

The other day, as happens frequently in my profession, a woman that I work with regularly inquired as to my weight.

When I responded with "I never check my weight," she gasped, disbelieving.

"Are you serious?" She gasped.

I nodded my response and went into a diatribe about...

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Breathing Exercises: Flatten Your Belly Each Day in Five Minutes -- Exercise #1

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 6:19 PM

Posture, alignment, core strength and eating just enough, not more: these are the keys to a flatter tummy.

One need not muse that doing endless crunches will unearth those flat and firm abdominal muscles. One must understand that it is a matter of balancing your midriff, aligning your spine...

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Quiet The Mind and Hear Your Inner Voice

(4) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 2:08 PM

Set your intention in the quiet spaces between and without thought. As those who practice many methods of martial arts will tell you, one of the premises of harnessing massive amounts of energy into a focused spot is to 'stop thought.'

Whether you're practicing yoga, meditation or various other...

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Keeping Your Balance With Men -- Setting the Bar Appropriately

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 12:43 PM

One of our biggest predispositions as women is to over-nurture, over-give, do too much, think too much and dote too much. We women tend to go too far into a place of giving without even being asked to do so. We become frustrated and angry when our efforts are not...

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Love Yourself in Order to Be Loved: The Art of Self Acceptance

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Everywhere you look, there are articles touting the benefits of rewriting yourself. There's hoards of evidence pointing to the notion that people lie online to get a little closer (or a little further, as it were).

The trouble is, feeling good in your own skin with the gaggle of media...

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Magazine Mythology & Why You Should Rethink What Women's Mags Tell You About Men

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2010 | 9:45 AM

Hoards of magazines offering up the keys to the male mind can't be wrong. Women are dying to know how to read 'em, how to get what they want out of 'em and what they're doing wrong.

Unfortunately, most of what I read is rooted in insecurity.

Make no...

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Beware the Boob Tube in The Boudoir

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2010 | 3:46 PM

Still skeptical as to the negative effects the 'boob tube' can have on your boudoir behavior? Take a look at what the Health and Family Welfare Minister of India has to say about late night television and population control:

"When there is no electricity, there is nothing else to do...

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One Easy Mistake To Avoid When Counting Calories On Workout Machines

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 10:04 AM

Most calorie counting mechanisms attached to cardio equipment in your gym are calibrated to an average 150 pounds of active muscle mass as the basis for determining how many calories the user is burning.

Unfortunately, very few of us are 150 pounds, and even those of us that are...

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There's Nothing Secret About The Secret -- You Were Born With It

(6) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 11:35 AM

I'm fascinated with a crowded baby shower thrown in my abode this evening, not just for the vast and varied turnout, but for the heated conversatioin about The Secret.

As far as I was concerned, the Secret was a mere reminder of how to shut out the noise long...

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Love Yourself To Love Others: Sounds Great, But How Do I Do It?

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 4:50 PM

With so much talk and work about self-love and self-examination, with so many practices geared to unearthing your purpose, your authentic self, with so many divergent paths to choose from, one can become completely lost in the doing and forget to just be.

Being with and as oneself may...

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Love Haiti: A Task We're All Charged With

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 2:01 PM

In the wake of this morning's 6.1 aftershock, I felt the urgency even more to continue spreading the message behind our LOVE HAITI effort here in Laguna Beach.

The most interesting aspect of this charge to raise funds was learning that nearly EVERY person wants to give, they...

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Recentered and Ready for 2010 - Creating Your Best Year Yet

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2009 | 5:15 PM

With 2009 coming to an end and so many of us having "lost" so many of the material comforts and ease that marked years prior, we are faced with an opportunity to do the soul work necessary for a more fulfilling, heart-centered life.

Rather than pine away over what was...

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Mindful Eating Through The Holidays And Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 12:28 PM

With the holidays upon us, we are challenged with temptation at every turn. Changing your attitude about nourishing the incredible machine that is your body is key to maintaining a happy and balanced approach to enjoying your healthy practices.

Contrary to the popular attitude that the highest fom of holiday...

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In Praise Of Pregnant Sex: 8 Reasons Why It's So Good For You and Your Baby

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 4:29 AM

There are so many myths surrounding sex and pregnancy that many couples quell the urge altogether. Barring specific medical risks involved with particular pregnancies, such as those with placentia previa, sex is recommended for the well-being of mother, baby and partner. Here are just a few of the wonderful reasons...

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