How to Succeed in the WLC: Focus on Consistency, Not Results

A few weeks into the Whole Life Challenge, you will likely see some significant changes. Focusing on quality food choices, smart exercise choices, and even smarter recovery choices will, without a doubt, impact your health, fitness, and well-being. It’s very cool to see the number on the scale going down,…

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How to Get Your Partner to Play the WLC (Without Nagging)

When your partner or spouse doesn’t want to do something, no amount of cajoling or nagging can convince them. Our house is filled with giant collections of comics. I’ve tried over the years, but each time I pick up a comic book, I get distracted by the art and can’t…

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How Learning to Meditate Can Help You Lose Weight

I dropped my kids at their half-hour music lesson and said I’d join them inside in about ten minutes — I was going to meditate in my car. “What do you do when you meditate?” asked my eight-year-old son. “Is it like this?” He put his thumb on top of…

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How to Overcome Resistance (and Get What You Want in Life)

Have you ever tried to make a change in your life — one that is positive, enriching, and constructive — but come up against your own self-defeating behaviors? Maybe you decided to start exercising, eating well, or sleeping better, yet you felt compelled to act in ways that sabotaged those…

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Why You Need to Put Yourself First and How to Do It

Before I had my daughter in 2005, at age 32, I spent my time boxing, surfing, traveling the world as part of my job with a tour operator, and fixing up a dilapidated beach house with my husband. I had lots of fun, but spent very little time doing things…

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5 Benefits of Meal Planning That Will Surprise You

The last few months has thrown many of us off our game. As we’re re-establishing normal patterns, it helps to “get ahead” on as much as we can. Taking a few moments now to make things easier for ourselves in the future can pay off not just in productivity later…

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What You Should Eat

One of the most confusing things we face in the modern world is what to eat. Michael Pollan wrote a whole book about it called “The Omnivores Dilemma.” We have not only so much food, but information at our fingertips that it can be a difficult challenge to feel like we’re…

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