Out of 168 hours in a week, I spend my time on that?

My full-time job, career, or passion (as some, including me, often describe it), is running a successful outdoor boot camp operation. I'm also a certified personal trainer, running coach and nutrition guideline planner. For the most part, the...

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What I Love About You: A tribute to my little sis

I remember when we were little kids—playing C.H.I.P.S. on our banana seat bikes.  I was always Ponch and you were always Jon.  I remember using rocks as our CBs, the only jargon we knew were “10-4” and “over and out”.  Or...

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How Would You Run Your Life Differently?

What I find about blogging is that some of the best posts are the ones you stumble upon.  I was mulling over the various topics to start my first Glass Heel article and a former colleague posted this on Facebook, “How would you run your...

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It's About Time

“What time is it?”  “Do you have the time?”  “May I take just a moment of your time?” These are some of the many phrases we hear associated with the ticking of the clock.  Most cause us some level of anxiety and a...

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The Sandy Diaries

As I write this post, I'm sitting in my neighborhood Starbucks, tapping and typing away. It is seven days after Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of Long Island, NYC, and New Jersey. It is the seventh day that my family, my friends, and my...

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Tis The Season To Be Jiggly!

Tis the season to be jiggly…I mean, jolly!

If we have heard it one time, we have heard it one HUNDRED times…the holidays are a disaster for maintaining weight. In fact, almost an entire quarter of our year (approximately October 25 pre-...

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6 Surefire Signs You Need A Beach Vacation

As Robert Henri put so eloquently, “It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” What is he talking about? Beach going.

Simple as that. And what’s so true for Robert Henri also applies to me, and many...

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Wake Up. It's the Best Stress Reliever!

Years ago, early in my career, I moved to Dallas for a new job. I knew no one in the city, but according to me, this was the job that would propel my career into the heights of executive-ness. I jumped in feet first so I could get the...

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Get Lost In Your Present

 “Be QUIET,” I say to myself as I prepare for a short weekend getaway with a friend.  My mind cannot let go from the deadlines of projects that seem to have dominated my entire summer. Opening my planner, I see red marks and highlights...

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American Flag Fourth of July Tart

The fourth of July just isn’t complete without something edible fashioned into an American flag. This is one of the few things required for the holiday, I think — Flag dessert, fireworks, and little kids in ridiculous red white and blue outfits....

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