Sleep Is My Lover & 8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

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Heads down, sleep is the great love of my life. And, when all is said and done, I will proudly, reflect upon this holy accomplishment, (just as I do now) knowing that I was an extremely well-rested being and a grateful recipient of it’s healing gifts. My understanding and reverence for a proper nights sleep, […]

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

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The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour — a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat. Losing an hour when we “spring forward” in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many people can’t get back to […]

5 Strength Training Truths Every Woman Should Know

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Women, let’s face it. We’re fed so much BS regarding our health and fitness, and especially what our health and fitness is supposed to be. According to most women’s fitness magazines (and sadly many “coaches” and personal trainers), the epitome of women’s fitness is remaining purposely weak and frail (yes, it’s a choice, not an […]

Namaste: Surviving Whole Foods

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Enter with a sense of humor and enjoy – this is hilarious!  Always love, Allison Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods’ clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion… until they […]

Stressed? Here’s A 5-Minute Fix

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Increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been having outbreaks of hives and itchy skin. I finally sat down with an allergist, who gave it to me straight. I am allergic to pineapples, apples, and — get this — anything that touches my skin. Anything that rubs, scratches or irritates my skin will create […]

The Gift: Living a Life of Purpose and Meaning

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Psychotherapist and yoga teacher Stephen Cope’s new book The Great Work of Your Life challenges us to find our true purpose in life, which he believes all of us can achieve. Here, he gives a taste of the struggle and payoff that comes with seeking to find and cultivate our unique gift. Here is a […]

Can You Build a Fitness Habit in 21 Days?

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Despite writing about health and fitness for a living, several months ago — ok, about 18 — I fell off the workout wagon. I’d been regularly sweating it out in yoga and cycling classes for years, but with the appearance of new work responsibilities I quit cold turkey. I gained a few unwanted pounds and, […]