The Life Lessons of Golf: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

As I stared at the golf ball and stood in golf swing stance, I began mentally preparing myself for the probable failure of making contact with the ball. Three better golfers (one is a 10 handicap player – no pressure) stood patiently waiting as I took too long to run through the mantra: relax the […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: We CAN Just Do It!

I did something crazy. Me, myself, and I took Nike’s famous words of wisdom – and we just did it… I Wasn’t Feeling Up For My Regular Gym Routine I was on my way to the gym after work the other day – and I just couldn’t bear the thought of going through with all of the […]

How to Navigate the In Between

Do you sometimes find yourself surviving rather than thriving in life – restlessly existing in what I call the “in- between”? In between what you want out of life compared to how your life actually looks? Finding Self-Compassion While Striving For Change We want more friends, more love, a better job, a smaller waistline, more […]

Are You Living the Life You Want?

Bombardment. Social Media. Brainwash. Photoshop. Shame. Self Doubt. This is the world that women are born into, struggle to survive in and die with.  And the secret that many of us hold close to our hearts, try  not to say out loud and hope that no one else sees it is “I am not enough.” […]

Women in the 2012 Olympic Games

On my drive to work last week, I heard a segment on NPR about the fact that the US sent more women than men to the Olympics this year.  While the difference is not huge, seemingly 8 more woman based on my googling-results, I still think this is pretty cool and empowering.  Considering that the Ancient […]

Do Your Own Needs End Up at the Bottom of Your To Do List?

In my #gmKISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart) strategy class today at Green Mountain at Fox Run we talked about Stepping into Selfness. Now selfness is something I have written about before. It means counting your own needs as you count others’ needs even when you are feeling fat or unmotivated to exercise. And really, the […]

Changing Thinking: Scrutinize Your Dissatisfaction

Disillusionment can be heartbreaking, especially when we’re disillusioned about a reality that never happened. You imagined yourself somehow different: all-achieving, in control, showing no signs of aging and, gee, it didn’t turn out that way. You feel let down by, what? By your imagined reality? Pay Attention to Your Self-Talk The first step towards uncovering your […]

Weight Loss Struggle? Get to Know the “I’m the Boss of Me” Inside You

I don’t know about you but one of the things I’ve noticed about myself is that I don’t like to be bossed around. Like any self-confident six-year old I know that “I’m the boss of me,” but there’s that recalcitrant part of me that acts out against obeying orders – from anyone. A sure way […]

It Happened This Week: Holiday Tips, Kickboxing, Self-Talk, and Helping Yourself

The holidays are coming!  The holidays are coming!  Are you ready?  Thanksgiving is just days away and soon Christmas and New Year’s will be here, too.  To help get ready, read over these tips for staying healthy during the holidays.  And check out an interview of Marsha on PyschCentral’s blog Weightless about how to navigate the misguided holiday […]