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Free Diversionary Tactics to Beat the Heat

Free Diversionary Tactics to Beat the Heat

Momservation: You’re guaranteed to have a good time when you entertain yourself.

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The western United States is doing its impression of a frying pan right now. In Sacramento, where we live, going outside is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We aren’t even venturing into our pool because it’s doing its impression of a hot tub.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!
2013 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

 

Your challenge this week is to create a new healthy habit (or break an old unhealthy one). Here's a great article on the topic:

"Research has proven that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals, stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets touch. At the same time, non-supportive habits can keep us from moving forward or even hurt our well-being. As Dr. Andrew Weil says, anything you do with repetition and emotion will become your reality. If you’re not satisfied with your current experience, examine your habits.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: "CLOSE" the Kitchen!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: "CLOSE" the Kitchen!

 

Weekly Challenge 2013 #18: Close the Kitchen!  
Late night snacking can sneak up on you when you don't even see it coming. That last bite of something left on the kitchen counter, a few cookies during the evening news, a cup of hot chocolate... Because you are slowing down for the day, late night calories don't get burned off.

Be the High Tide

Be the High Tide

 

Momservation: Raising the best children isn’t a competition—it’s our gift to society.

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A while back I went to a book signing to support my then boss, mentor, and friend Maria Shriver

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Making time for YOU, The EXPRESS Work Out!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Making time for YOU, The EXPRESS Work Out!

 

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Stretch! It will do your body good!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Stretch! It will do your body good!

2013 Weekly Challenge #15: Stretch!

Taking care of your body is an essential part of any exercise program. And yet it is one of the things we are most likely to skip. Everyone knows they should stretch before and/or after exercise, and that it is a good habit to have just as a part of daily living. But really...how often do YOU do it?

Stretching keeps you flexible, prepares your muscles for exercise and helps your body heal after a tough workout. Besides being good for you, it has the extra benefit of feeling GOOD (usually).

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