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What Accounts for the Obesity Epidemic?

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet? Is it due to “fat” genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost of fresh fruits and

Dana’s Blog–Reflections on the Wellness Coaching Experience

Dana's Blog My Experience with Wellness Coaching I finished my three months working with Coach Lorie, making major changes to my lifestyle, thanks to her suggestions and advice.  I found her readily available, responsive to my needs and flexible--this last virtue included that fact that she was able to change

3 Tips for Attorney Stress Management

Lorie's Blog I practiced law for 23 years, so I know that legal practice is one of the most stressful careers on the planet. Therefore, practicing stress management is crucial. Who hasn’t awakened in the middle of the night thinking “Did I miss a filing deadline?” We work very long hours.

Nancy’s Blog–The Beginning of the Road to Healthy Living

Nancy's Blog I have been working with Lorie over the phone for three weeks. My main "goal" is to lose weight and be healthier. I just had my 41st birthday in January and have had to deal with a bucket load of stress already this year. My husband and I

Lifestyle Change is About “Getting Real”

When I was finally tired of yo-yo diets and decided to get real, I started to realize the difference between lifestyle change and all my prior failed attempts to live healthier. Here’s the way I think about “getting real”:  It’s developing a new kind of comfort zone that doesn’t include things

Helane’s Blog Week #5–How Wellness Coaching Helps Me

Helane's Blog--Week #5 I made it through week #4 after not feeling so great, and I must say, week #5 is an interesting week.  I feel totally motivated to continue down this current path of health and wellness. The discussions I have with Lorie around my goals and progress are

The Indulgence of ‘One’

Eating has never been about ‘one’ for me. I’ve always been a ‘big number’ gal; six, seven, twenty. Or, measured a different way, handfuls, platefuls and dishfuls --- you get the idea.  So when the holidays would roll around, I’d plan on a racking up some high numbers. Hey, it’s

My Top 10 Pet Peeves in the Gym

If you spend any amount of time in the gym, over time you notice that certain things get mighty annoying. Here is my Top Ten List: My personal trainer invents wacko, extremely challenging, and perhaps dangerous workouts that I’ll never be able to replicate on my own The only machines

Why You Should Never Make New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve often wondered why so many people persist in making doomed-to-failure New Year’s resolutions year after year. Their likelihood of success—8%. The most popular resolution—lose weight. I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution in my life. The magic of changing my behavior starting with a new calendar year has always