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The Health Benefits of “Playing Your Game”

Do you know the film Miracle? One of my favorites.  Always down for a good sports flick and LOVE rooting for the underdog.  I have this film saved on my DVR and sometimes I watch 10-15 minutes just to fire me up when I need some inspiration.  Yet another random fact about me you do not […]

A Revolutionary Approach to Achieving Peak Performance Through Education “When I was a high school teacher in special education and I saw students that I had taught in elementary school and middle school and they came through the high school, and they were still in special education. And they weren’t reading any better. They weren’t […]

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Have you noticed that your luck may have changed recently, for better or for worse, in your personal or business life? Why?  Because we are now approaching the end of the Wooden Horse 2014, and welcoming the Earth Sheep, which is going to be on February 19, 2015.  Now, it is time to tune up […]

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Swimming and Fried Eggs

Swimming makes me so hungry! What is that about?!? I went swimming this morning and by the time I got home I was literally about to eat my arm off. And I am not even a good swimmer! Seriously, I am barely exercising – the whole experience is a bit sad actually, but I am forcing […]

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All of us in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego, love candy at Halloween time. If your kids are like mine, they’re going to come home from trick-or-treating with a lot of candy.  Sugary candy can lead to tooth decay, but following these simple steps can help you and your children have a fun […]

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Have you ever noticed that one of the first things your dog or cat does in the morning is a big long stretch?  Animals are very intuitive.  They are in touch with their bodies and know what their bodies need to feel well. In our Fit in 60 Barre classes, occasionally clients are busy and […]

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Burn That Stress!

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Stress exists for everyone.  It is part of the human experience, but if left unmanaged can lead to long term health issues. Fortunately, there is a powerful, drug-free, way to combat stress that has many other positive health effects as well.  The magic elixir is exercise.  Although exercise cannot reduce the pressures of work, child […]

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Middle School.  I know no one who would be willing to relive those awkward, anxious years.  Changing bodies, changing classes, changing circles of friends.  More hormones, more homework, more stress.  And, as parents who have lived through it, it’s natural for us to want to minimize the discomforts of adolescence for our children.  And it’s […]

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One thing I hear from clients over and over again is how tired they are. It’s due to so many things.  First, we are just OVER extended!  Between work, kids’ activities, social obligations, and more – clients often say that they just feel like they can’t keep up.  When you haven’t had enough sleep – […]

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It is important to create peace and harmony in your life by selecting a home that will nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit.  With life quickening every day, people are looking to escape from the rat race and relax and create a personal home sanctuary for themselves and their family to rejuvenate their body. […]

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In my last column, I started the story of Megan and Kate, and how they have reminded me about what inspires me.  Now I’m going to give you the rest of the story… My husband, Mike, and I have been married 11 years.  He’s a Realtor and I run two barre studios.  So, as business […]

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This is Amy Chang, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m here to give you tips on how to cultivate your happiness. Today’s tip is to be mindful of your breathing and doing more deep breathing to help improve your mood. So there are many benefits to deep breathing that we don’t often think about. One […]

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