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How Your Home Can Support Your Goals – Instead of Helping You Fail

How Your Home Can Support Your Goals – Instead of Helping You Fail

I spent most of my week at home. It’s where I work and where I live. Some cold, rainy days, I don’t leave the house at all (I’m not advocating this!) Whether you work from home, or only spend evenings and weekends there, your home environment can make a huge difference in whether or not you succeed in meeting your goals. Often, we get hung up...

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Exercise and Healthy Eating the Paleo Way – Could it Work for You?

Exercise and Healthy Eating the Paleo Way – Could it Work for You?

I am part of the over-50 crowd (52 to be exact).  I do not intend to go quietly into that good night.  Whether the flame goes out at 53 or 103, I intend to be able to express myself fully and that means using my body as more than a chauffeur for my head.  Major knee surgery, arthritis in both elbows and one shoulder, married with children from preschool to...

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Exercise: You Might Like It More Than You Think

Exercise: You Might Like It More Than You Think

One of Kyeli’s posts over on The Connection Revolution struck a chord with me. She wrote: I view myself as someone who doesn’t exercise. I am someone for whom exercising sucks and is hard. I HATE exercising, in any form. But I don’t hate it. I actually love most of it. And I need to rewrite the way I see myself, because I see myself as someone who...

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7 Tips to Not Feel like Crap After Traveling

7 Tips to Not Feel like Crap After Traveling

Let’s face it: a lot of the time, travel sucks. Specifically, the transportation part of travel. Cramped spaces and long periods of discomfort, combined with unusual situations and changing timezones is enough to make even the most hardened road warrior feel like crap. Want some tips on how to not feel like crap after traveling? Here are a few things I found...

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Become More Awesome in 2011

Every Friday, my calendar has a note: “Awesomeness email”. That’s because, on Thursdays (Friday for me in the UK), I get an email from Pace and Kyeli’s 52 Weeks to Awesome course. As you can see, I’m over half-way through right now: I’m subscribed to a number of email newsletters – but the ones starting “52WtA”...

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How Medicine Screwed Up My Productivity

How Medicine Screwed Up My Productivity

I wrote last week about being diagnosed with PCOS (hop back there if you want the full story). My doctor put me on a form of the contraceptive pill, Microgynon 30. I knew it would take some time to have an effect on the most frustrating symptoms – excess body hair. From month one, my periods came like clockwork, every four weeks (which I’d expected,...

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Being Diagnosed with PCOS

Being Diagnosed with PCOS

This is the first time I’ve written about this, or even talked about it beyond my very close family. Please be nice! About three years ago, I went to the doctor’s for the first time in … a very long while. I’m generally healthy, and didn’t have any long term health conditions. Correction: I didn’t know that I had any long...

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