I will never forget my first New England winter. Despite stories of the relentless snow storms and unbearably icy winds, it came to represent an unforgettable time in my life. Not the most confident person then, I was surprised to find an inner stren... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c... Read more
I am not losing weight like I thought or hoped that I would. My husband and I have been riding our bikes at least 11 miles a day, and I can't shed a pound. I'm trying to incorporate the spark diet plan but the problem with this is that I have 3 picky... Read more
As part of the super plate, don't waste your food generation, do you find that leftovers still has a negative connotation for you? Like some poor child in the world is still hungry because you didn't consume all 5 cups of pasta slathered with alfredo... Read more
To keep me motivated I made an inspiration poster and put pictures of all my family and inspirational words and pictures out of magazines to remind me why I'm doing this. I also hung it by my bed so every morning that is the first thing I see.... Read more
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Chris "SparkGuy" Downie spoke at the “I Can Do It” Conference, created and put on by Hay House, the publisher of many inspirational books, including The Spark. In addition to sharing his story, Chris had two successf... Read more
The contest is closed. The winners are: FIERCEBALANCE, CHUCKRABBI, GRAMMAALI, AVENS18, and NASFKAB!
We love CLIF bars, so when the company offered to give away a caddy containing 12 of the classic nutrition bar, we jumped at the chance. (Disclosur... Read more
I read an article once - an interview with Jada Pinkett-Smith. She stated that she doesn't "diet" per say. That her grandmother taught her, growing up, that you "eat for nutrients". So she can like what her food tastes like and enjoy it but also know... Read more
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