If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
This SparkTeens calendar will help you boost your confidence with simple actions you can take each day to improve your health, beauty and self-esteem inside and out.
Click here to download and print your calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
I'm learning the power of self-talk.
In the past if I wanted to loss weight I usually gave up and felt defeated.
Now I am talking to myself about each challenge.
I am actually angry at tempting foods and I tell myself how they (food) just want... Read more
I don't get it!
Two weeks ago, I weighed in at 15 pounds down, and I got my butt back into gear. I exercised, ate right, and dropped enough weight to get into the 18 pounds down range.
But suddenly, my motivation was gone. The idea of mea... Read more
I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this... Read more
I hope to find others who would love to share in this experience of rediscovery. While cleaning out and trying to organize to move (yet after 30 years in the same home) I found a notebook I had worked on years ago. It opened with a picture of me a... Read more
Make a solid effort to take the focus off the scale....set a goal that is meaningful for you....learning to run? set a goal to run a mile without a walk interval, enter a race, Can't do a push up to save your soul? make a goal to complete a set of te... Read more
From our partners at Woman's DayConfidence is easily attainable and makes a huge impact on how others view you as well as how you feel about yourself. Try these instant boosters to put a little spring in your step: Straighten up. A recent Ohio... Read more
The teen years aren’t easy, usually neither for the teens nor the parents! I don’t know anyone who survived them unscathed. Between hormones, homework and the ''Heathers'', most teenagers have experienced pangs... Read more
I love it.. I love it.. I simply love it.. there is nothing more beautiful than knowing yourself.. Knowing your purpose and your identity, nothing more pleasurable than living on purpose.. Nothing more worth it than having knowledge and understanding... Read more
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