Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Lose the last 10 pounds

Or… “Honey, who shrunk my pants?” All of a sudden, my pants weren’t fitting so well.  I normally resist doing it for a number of reasons but I stepped on the scale. I was 12 lbs. heavier than the last time I had stepped on the scale a few months ago! I’ll admit it –…

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Shoulder Pain? You Might Want To Hang Around For This

One of my fondest memories is my time in Army officer training at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. It was more than 30 years ago but the memories are still sharply etched in my emotional storybook. I had spent my years to that point in a schizophrenic ping-pong match between my home in East Harlem…

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Pain – Can You Still Play?

Apparently, there’s a phenomenon where, after heart surgery, men become more emotional. Well, I haven’t had heart surgery but I find that I spend more time reflecting on human pain and my role in alleviating it. My children have asked me if I’ve ever gotten into a fight. My youngest daughter asked if anyone has…

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Meditation and The Principle of Least Action

There’s a principle of physics called the “principle of least action.” It kind of says that Nature will find the most efficient path from one point to another. This concept is easy to ignore in our workouts and as we make our way through the world. We look for quick fixes in every area of…

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The Deadliest Number in Fitness

It’s actually also the most dangerous word in business (thank you, Dan Kennedy!) and most relationships.  That word is… ONE. Business Lesson Having spent most of my professional life in the nonprofit world, I had a certain view as to how marketing should be done – and it worked.  Moving into small business, I had…

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Want To Lose Weight? Surround The Dragon.

So you want to lose weight? You’ve probably never heard of “Surrounding The Dragon.” On a beautiful late spring afternoon, fifteen years ago, two young women graduated from the same college. They were a lot alike, these two women. In addition to having been better than average students, both were athletic, personable, and filled with…

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