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Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Let’s Show that NY Resolution Some Love – The BCD Plan

Are New Year resolutions worthless?   Strolling around the internet, it’s clear that many health and fitness professionals despise New Year’s resolutions.  They tag them as BS – a waste of time and energy, and maybe even a sign of weakness.  If you’ve made a resolution, you might feel a little sheepish about it.   But wait –… Continue Reading

Why Aren’t You Working Out Consistently?

We know exercise is good for us.  So why do so few of us do it consistently?  It’s tempting to say we don’t have enough time, but it’s more likely that we haven’t found a compelling, deeply personal reason that motivates us to work out – our personal “why”.   It’s an interesting psychological phenomenon.  Just… Continue Reading

If you had a million …

“If someone gave you a million dollars to hold this pose, would you do it?”    Most Sundays I go to my favorite yoga studio, Tiger Dog Hot Yoga in Evanston.  I feel lucky when the teacher is Stuart, who is also the studio owner.  He’s the perfect blend of humor and intensity, and he’s also… Continue Reading

Carbs: Four Tools for Doing It Your Way

Few nutrition topics cause as much controversy as carbs.  We love them and we love to hate them.  There’s no shortage of strong opinions and advice, but how often do we pause to ponder what WE need? Because, dear friends, that is what truly matters – how do we feel good, enjoy life, and rock… Continue Reading

Keep It Sweet and Simple

Keep It Sweet and Simple

I read once about a man who, after reaching several thousand e-mails in his inbox, decided he was completely overwhelmed.  He deleted everything and told everyone on his contacts list that he was starting over. A fresh start.  Tempting, isn’t it?  I have my own e-mail story I’ll tell you someday, but in the meantime, let’s think… Continue Reading

How Are Your Investments Faring?

How Are Your Investments Faring?

In the movies, the passage of time is sometimes shown with an hourglass, where the steady flow of sand signals moments that come and then are gone, gone, gone.  What if we turned that image on its head and thought of time not as lost moments, but as a stream of opportunities to build something… Continue Reading

Easy Veggie Variety

Easy Veggie Variety

I’m not sure why, but recently I’ve been humming “When you wish upon a squash …”  Perhaps it’s because I’m always looking for ways to eat more vegetables, especially veggies that are easy to make. At this time of year, when pumpkin and butternut squash seem to be everywhere, we really should give Delicata squash… Continue Reading