The other day as Mike and I were sitting on the couch watching the news, we happened to catch each other’s eyes and had one of those soul eye gazing moments. “Your eyes are just so beautiful,” he said, breaking the eye trance we found ourselves in. Not one to take compliments, I admitted, “I…

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I want to pay off my MasterCard I want to lose ten pounds I want to be in a passionate, connected relationship I want to be successful in my career and land the promotion We all have goals. We all have things we want that we don’t currently have. But too often, we set goals…

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Not enough. We all have at least one of those stories rolling around our head. I’m not a good enough parent I’m not smart enough I’m not a good enough friend I’m not thin enough I’m not strong enough I’m not talented enough I don’t work hard enough I’m too fat I’m too lazy I’m…

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Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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“You have a story,” she said, “You have a lot to your story.” I sat with it for a moment. “I guess,” I hesitated, “I just feel like there’s soooo many stories and books out there, just like mine. What makes mine really worth telling?” “You do have a story,” she reiterated, “And your story…

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  I teach somewhere in the ballpark of 15 classes a week (if I’m helping with class coverage that number is easily closer to 20), in addition to writing and publishing a weekly blog, creating and sending out monthly content for intenSati, prepping and planning my own lessons and creating playlists, facilitating teacher trainings –…

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  My little guy turned 10 yesterday and it’s hard to believe we’re already in double digits. Last night as I was watching him play his video game (Fortnight is all the rage btw), I reflected on the last 10 years of life with Johnny – all the various of stages of growth, not just…

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  Do you remember learning to swim or ride a bike? The terrifying moments of crippling fear where you swore you’d drown or fall off the bike to your peril? How it was only when mom or dad let go of the backseat of the bike – it was only when you let go of…

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  Last week, Kimberly Spreen-Glick, an innovator and change agent in the fitness industry – and someone who I consider a huge mentor (though we’ve never met in person) – made this post:   “To all the beautiful souls out there, this message is from my heart to yours…take a deep breath but please do…

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  On Friday I signed lease papers for my new apartment in Blue Bell, PA. I was excited to finally have a place closer to the new LifeTime Fitness in Fort Washington so I wouldn’t have to commute as far. While I won’t be officially moved in for a bit, it was comforting to know…

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