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What Friendship Means

Seems to me the causes of social problems, from Facebook bullying, to divorce and obesity, and everything in between are often thought to be based on stress, or poverty or unhappiness.  But a big part of me feels we are overlooking something very important:  friendships.  I feel like our society is ignoring the importance of friendship.  After a…

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Life Lessons on the Road

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road, to not go all the way, and not starting at all!  And, I can add another, not looking at what is right in front of you. There are so many life lessons to be learned from traveling, and since I have just returned from…

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Reasons to Take Advantage of Group Training & Clubs

Every year we get bombarded with so much health and fitness information it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. How’s a girl or guy to figure out the best approach to getting to a healthier place? Here’s the harsh reality: There are no shortcuts to getting “fit.” However, there are lots of approaches you can take. What is important is that you…

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Spring Cleaning

ITCHY EYES. SCRATCHY THROAT. RELENTLESS SNEEZING!! It’s spring time!  And allergy season, yet again. Try a few of these tricks to keep your symptoms in check, instead of going to the drugstore for antihistamines! 1.) Take off your footwear. You can track pollen and other allergens all over your house. leave your shoes at the…

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DrinkAware

The Irish are famous for two things. One, they can drink like a fish and keep the spirit flowing. Two, they know how to take a joke. The Irish also love to joke, especially about themselves. They don’t care about political correctness and other such mumbo-jumbo. For them, a below-the-belt barb is an expression of…

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See Yourself Healthy

All this talk of health care reform in the USA has got me thinking about how we can take control of our own health.  Instead of restoring health care why not start at the core?!? Teach people how to look after themselves from the inside out, to be proactive when it comes to their own well-being, to…

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The Community of Sport

The value of sport extends beyond sport for sport’s sake. It can play a role in bringing communities together, having a social and cultural impact, developing social capital and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just don’t understand what everyone gets so excited over, chances are you’ve never taken…

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Create a Connection in Eating

Growing up, my family never thought much about  a super-healthy lifestyle. And Whole Foods wasn’t a store it was food that came from the farm – beef, eggs, milk, bread and butter, a fresh garden with potatoes row on row, beans, cabbage, beats – you name it. If we didn’t grow it, most of our…

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Getting Back on Track

This time of year with the weather as it is, we often take those long winter vacations – to the beach and away from the snow and the gym. Taking a few days or even a week off is not a bad thing and can be very beneficial to your body’s physical and mental progression and…

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Even Coaches Need Coached

At some time, perhaps we all could use a good coach in our corner. Even coaches need a good coach – why not?! Because that is what good coaches do. They stand in your corner. They back you up. They see your strengths and talents, and hold up the mirror for you to see too….

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