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The Perfect Moment is a Choice

What I’d planned on doing this weekend was a number of items on The List, including writing my three blogs. Instead, I ended up traipsing the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in search of the perfect tree. We usually cut in Lassen. … Continue reading

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Are You from the Empty or Full School?

Whether you are a pessimist or an optimist is about the story you tell yourself and how you tell it. Joan Borysenko, PhD says it all boils down to your resilience and how you react to stressful events in your … Continue reading

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Secrets Skinny People Know

I know these secrets because I’ve long studied them. My husband and I have been friends for 31 years, dated for 20, and been married for 16. He has a thin brain. My youngest son is 14. He’s the same … Continue reading

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Psycho-sizology

As I was shoving myself into my Size 6 jeans last week (and I do mean shoving) I was feeling rather smug that I could–if I held my gut in–button them. This got me wondering why. I mean, who really … Continue reading

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Aloha, Pioneer Fly!

One of my favorite places in the world is the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a gift that I get to spend my almost 50th birthday here (tomorrow!) with my husband. We’ve been coming here since our honeymoon 16 … Continue reading

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High on Hope

The reason I continue to coach people to optimum health is that I’m high on hope. I remember the way it felt when I started dropping weight after virtually giving up on ever trying to climb that mountain. It seemed … Continue reading

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Chai Latte Attitude

At my Redding Evening Toastmaster’s meeting last Thursday night (best meeting ever if you’re looking to hone your speaking skills with an incredible circle of people), we talked about a theme that keeps coming up for me: perspective. See this … Continue reading

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Restaurant attack

It started with the monster shake. I’m a Red Robin loyalty customer, you see, so they wanted to reward me. A quick glance through my ordering history (post 85 pound weight loss that is) would tell the RR I only … Continue reading

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Group Power!

I’m an only child so I’m used to playing alone. I crave it even. This carries over into the world of exercise. I prefer to stand by myself each morning in front of my television with Jillian Michaels, or on … Continue reading

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Movie Day

My son, Abe, helped me make this clip to enter into a contest. We didn’t win the contest, but we had lots of fun making it! (He did most of the work and I just talked about how I needed a “stand-in.”) … Continue reading

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