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Smoothie Right – Gain Muscle, Gain Weight, Lose Weight – Be Smart

Ahh smoothies…so many of us think they are the healthiest choice.  Smoothies can be the perfect addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart!  It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories […]

Each year in September we welcome the eager faces of our returning Carmel Valley dancers home after a month of rest and relaxation.  It doesn’t matter if the dancer is four years old, a teen or mature adult; it doesn’t matter if the dancer is a beginner, a seasoned competitor or recreational dancer, it is […]

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The Rush Celebrates One Year in Carmel Valley The atmosphere is electric at The Rush Indoor Cycling Studio, where the energy level is matched only by the health benefits obtained with each class’s efficient cardio workout. The Rush is San Diego’s original and fastest growing, multi-location, concert-style indoor cycling studio.  There are currently two locations, […]

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Every year as I get older, I start to reflect more and more on my life.  So, today on my birthday, I’m going to reflect aloud – sitting in my bed with my computer on my lap.  ;-) Why am I here? To motivate, and inspire women. What excites me? I am most passionate when […]

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Did you know that your home can affect your health? Ever wonder why, when you are in one home, you feel energized, and when you are in another, you feel your energy zaps away? Take a look at your home.  First thing is to clear your clutter. Clean your home thoroughly.  Use colors to energize […]

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We all want to be successful and are always looking to those that ARE successful to see what they are doing that we aren’t. Successful people often get up early.  You have likely seen the quote – “Beyonce has the same number of hours in the day as you do.”  But yet, Beyonce is a […]

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Have you seen the #LikeAGirl video making the rounds recently?  If not, take a minute (OK, three minutes) to watch it and then read on.  The video is a social experiment.  First, the director asks teenage girls and boys to “run like a girl”, “fight like a girl” and “throw like a girl.”  Then she […]

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Who does not love a good party?  Summer breeze, yummy cocktails, food on the grille, day parties that turn into night….more food, more drinks.  As wonderful as parties are, they can be a bit problematic when it comes to your weight. What to do?  Here are some tips to make your social life a bit […]

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Have you ever started a workout routine on fire – and just literally fizzled right out? I know – we’ve all been there!  I tell the story of how I was going to the gym up to five times a week and STILL gaining weight.  It wasn’t that I wasn’t doing anything.  It was ultimately […]

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Gwen Coronado, a Feng Shui Columnist for the Carmel Valley Life will be speaking at AREAA (The Asian Real Estate Association of America) on July 23, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm. Gwen is graciously donating her speaking fee to an organization, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) fighting against Human Trafficking. The Asian Real […]

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Do you ever struggle with creating balance in your life between work and play, and family, and kids? Today I want to share with you one of the things that I would like to do to create some balance, one thing that is so much fun is playing golf. I love a challenge. Golf continues […]

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Hi this is Amy Chang, licensed manager and family therapist. I’m here to give you another tip on how to cultivate your happiness. Today’s tip is to take breaks during your long hours at work. It’s important for you to take that five minute, ten minute break to go outside and to get some fresh […]

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