Happy No Matter What

“Excellence
 comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts,
 temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” -
Aristotle Courage
 is a muscle. Just as you wouldn’t go into the gym for the first time and
 lift a 100-pound dumb bell – you don’t have to begin building [...]

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The other day I got some not-so-positive feedback about a course I just finished teaching. I got some positive feedback too but the bad stuff is always easier to remember, right? As a life coach, I’m a scientist of my own life and I’ll tell you, I’ve been a fascinating subject these past few weeks.  [...]

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I occasionally enjoy reading trashy Hollywood weeklys. Part of me likes to live vicariously. I like to spy on these beautiful, well dressed people as they make their way to the gym or home from an evening at The Ivy. I marvel at their perfect hair. The shoes. That handbag. The fun they must have flitting from one high priced restaurant to the next.

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The other day a friend reminded me of that scene in the movie Pretty Woman when Vivian and Edward are lying in bed and Edward says to Vivian “I think you are a very bright special woman,” and she responds “the bad stuff is easier to believe, you ever notice that?”

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Last night I received an invitation from a friend to join the Facebook group, “Homosexuals should be able to give blood like everyone else.”

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Dec.28.2009

Susan Hyatt Shares her Story!

As one of the most sought after weight loss coaches in the biz and a busy mom of two, I thought it would be inspiring to learn more about her own weight loss journey. I hope you enjoy this blog interview with the amazing Susan Hyatt!

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Dec.14.2009

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

I am about to make a very embarrassing confession.
Last weekend, while giving the twins a bath, I smacked my husband in the face with a sponge. This was not a light, playful smack. It was an angry, hostile one. And yes it happened right in front of the kids, the ones I’m constantly reminding to “be gentle.”

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Nov.12.2009

Filling in the Blanks

When Nancy Pelosi became the first female speaker of the house, a reporter asked her how she would manage such a big job. Her response, “Are you kidding? Being the Speaker of the House can’t be more difficult than raising five children.”

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Anthony, my 19 month old son, was playing with a train at the Sip and Play Café a few months back. As he was innocently pushing the train around the track, another toddler shoved him in the chest. Stumbling to regain his footing, he turned to me with a look of pure shock, then started to cry. That look– the lips all puffed out, tears streaming down his cheeks — breaks my heart every time. Immediately I scooped him up and bought him a cupcake. I placed the cupcake in front of him and all became right with the world once again.

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Aug.24.2009

How Does Happy Really Feel?

I love wine. I like to enjoy a nice rosé on a warm summer evening. I like to go out to a fine restaurant and order a fancy bottle. Fine, I will also disclose that I have a particular weakness for champagne which I am fond of consuming while watching reality TV.

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