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Dreaming of the Day When…

Dreaming of the Day When…

You’ve been dreaming of the day when you drop 2 sizes, lose 10 pounds, and are finally happy with your body. The day you can really look in the mirror and say “heck yea, my body is awesome!” How long have you been waiting for that day to arrive? And how long have you been struggling with “falling off the wagon”, starting over, and getting focused on a new goal to finally achieve what you really want? So often, we live our lives focused on our next weight-loss goal. It’s the holidays and we promise we will eat healthy after
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To-Do List Too Long? Try This (Hint: It’s Something You Do All The Time!)

To-Do List Too Long? Try This (Hint: It’s Something You Do All The Time!)

When we get so wrapped up in our to-do’s, life can become a series of never-ending things we need to check off our lists. It’s impossible to get everything done and easy to get overwhelmed. Here is what was on my “Things to Do Today” List: (Note: I’m trying to pack 492093 things into my week before I leave for a vaca to St. Thomas-woohoo!)   Work tasks (17 to be exact) 2 meetings (my opinion of meetings=pointless 90% of the time) Stop at Target and Walgreens (stock up on toiletries) Dentist appointment (why would I schedule this for the day
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A B-School Special: Business Building and Double Stuffed Oreos

A B-School Special: Business Building and Double Stuffed Oreos

I had an epiphany last week. After listening to my 27th webinar of the week and looking at my to-do list: buy “Facebook Ad for Newbies” program, sign up for “How to Create Your Sales Funnel” module, and start on “Using Twitter to Grow Your Biz” tutorial, I felt a little (ok, really) overwhelmed. That’s not even including the two online programs I already purchased and haven’t even started yet. I felt like I needed to raise my hand to a phantom “Addicts Anonymous” group and say, “Hi, my name is Jenn and I am addicted to buying online programs.”
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How to Banish the “I’ll Be Happy When” Syndrome

How to Banish the “I’ll Be Happy When” Syndrome

We say it all the time. I’ll be happy when I lose fifteen pounds. …When I am in a stable, satisfying relationship. …When I have a job I am passionate about. …When I buy my dream house. The words “I’ll be happy when” have become so pervasive in our society it’s almost second nature to think this way.  It’s a habitually unconscious thought that we have, and as a culture, we have convinced ourselves that happiness lies sometime in the future. But does that “sometime” ever come? There may be a brief moment of joy when we lose the weight,
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Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

Are The Words “You Look Thin” Music To Your Ears?

If I asked you what would be the biggest compliment anyone could give to you, what would you say? For me, I’d say the most flattering comment someone could say to me would be that I inspire people and change lives. But it wasn’t too long ago that if I was asked this same question, I’d have a very different answer. A few years ago, the best thing anyone could say to me? You look skinny. You look thin. You look like you lost weight. It’s actually crazy to me when I think about it.  Any time someone told me I looked
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Think Eating Less Will Make You Skinnier? Think Again.

Think Eating Less Will Make You Skinnier? Think Again.

We are surrounded by messages that tell us we have to cut back on calories to lose weight. We’ve been brainwashed to think the less we eat, the skinnier we will be. And our society applauds those who eat like birds. How many times have you heard… I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. All I ate today was a bagel. I skipped lunch because I had to get some things done. I ran errands all day and only had a cereal bar. We secretly laud ourselves when we “achieve” a day of eating very little. And when we want to
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