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Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT
Marie-Josée Shaar founded Smarts and Stamina to promote healthy lifestyles. A Master in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania, she is also certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, a Personal Trainer and a Wellness Culture Coach. Through research, coaching and teaching, she developed a health promotion model that is effective, highly customizable and that limits the amount of self-discipline needed to achieve success. Today she offers wellness workshops to organizations and continuing education to wellness professionals. She has worked for prestigious wellness companies, Fortune Companies, universities and governmental agencies. Her book Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance appeared on the Amazon Healthy Living Bestseller list many times in the US and in Canada.

Entries by Marie-Josée Shaar, MAPP, CPT

Get Rid of 3 Common But Harmful Workplace Habits

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 8:31 AM

Do you remember the anxiety of being picked last for the basketball team in phys ed? Or the pressure of doing an oral presentation right after the coolest kid around in English class? Of course you do! Such events threatened your fundamental need to belong, and so they impacted you...

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A Good Boss or a Good Doc: Which Matters More?

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:50 PM

"Do you enjoy going to work every day?" might be one of the most pertinent, yet most overlooked, well-being questions ever asked. Turns out, whoever said that work isn't work unless it is tedious, tiring or just plain painful had it all wrong.

After studying well-being in more than 150...

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Can You Think Your Way to a Thinner You?

(2) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 12:30 PM

One of my coaching clients, let's call her Nadine, once asked me what I thought of using positive affirmations to lose weight. Will repeating "I am losing weight every day" to herself and posting "I love to eat healthy" on her fridge help her drop a jeans size?

Being a...

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