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Archive for April 2012

I Believe in Abstinence (But Not How You Think)

Sorry, folks! This isn’t a sex post. 🙂 One of my favorite books is The Happiness Project, and I’m sure many of you have read it too.   Author Gretchen Rubin says that when it comes to life’s indulgences, people tend to be either moderators or abstainers. Here are the definitions from her blog: You’re…

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Fiftyfifty.me Challenge: April Recap

I’ve completed Month 4 of the Fiftyfifty.me challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my April progress. Books The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life Women Food and God Naturally Thin Movies Wonder Woman The Wizard of Oz The Shift The Hunger Games All Star Superman…

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Beat Procrastination and Reclaim Your Day

Would it be silly to mention that I put off writing this post? I knew I wanted to discuss procrastination, but then I got distracted by magazines, TV, cleaning up my desk, and all those little things that get in the way. When procrastination starts taking over my day, I pull myself together by following…

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6 Easy Ways to Make Good Habits Stick

We all have bad habits. Maybe you forget to wash your makeup off before you go to sleep. Or maybe you put the spoiled food back into the refrigerator rather than throw it out (FYI, it ain’t gonna get any fresher). The best way I’ve found for eliminating bad habits is to replace them with…

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What Would a Fit Person Do?

Sometimes I have to play tricks on myself. It’s not that I’m a lazy person by nature (OK, maybe I am), but if I don’t give myself a really good reason to do something I’m liable to doze on the couch all day with Skyla. One area of my life where I need to be…

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Earth Day Links

Happy Earth Day! I’m always giving advice about how you can be kind to yourself and others, and today I hope you’re being extra kind to the planet. Here are some links to help you celebrate this wonderful world we live in. Save the World by Simplifying Your Stuff Simplifying Our Life—Media & Online 5…

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The Scale: Weight Loss Friend or Foe?

Like many women, I’ve spent most of my life gaining weight, trying to lose weight, or bemoaning the fact that my weight isn’t what I think it ought to be. A nearly constant companion on my quest for the ideal body weight has been my scale. There have been times when I haven’t weighed myself in months…

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