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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 10

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 10 The sweet smell of success.  The ten-day healthy life challenge is complete.  Birds are chirping, winter flowers are blossoming and I am feeling great! The last ten days has been a blast.  It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve enjoyed the journey. I feel like I’m on top of my game, both physically and mentally. You know what the trick to the whole ten-day journey was?  I Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 9

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 9 Almost there. I can taste success and I’m in a dead sprint to the finish line.  I definitely feel like I have more energy throughout the day.  It’s interesting, actually.  Less sleep, less coffee, and more exercise translates into more energy. Who would have guessed? All from getting up an hour early and sticking to an easy morning routine.  Today’s Routine Meditation – 15 minutes. Affirmations –  5 Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 8

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 8 Eight Down.  Two to go.  Or eight down and infinity to go.  Either way I’m feeling pretty good.  The toughest part is still the 30 seconds after my alarm goes off.  After that (and a splash of water on the face), the rest is just part of my new morning.  I won’t say it’s quite like second nature, but we’re definitely starting in that direction.  Daily Routine Meditation Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 7

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 7 Lucky Number seven. I’ve made it through almost an entire work week and I’m happy to report that I’m still alive.  I actually think it might be easier keeping up with my morning routine than it is keeping up with my daily blog posts! Daily Routine Meditation – 15 minutes Exercise –  7 Minute Work Out routine Writing – 30 minutes What Happens After Ten Days? Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 6

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 6 Welcome to the 2nd half of the 10-day challenge! It feels like I’ve been practicing my new morning routine for much longer than six days.  I would say four days went well and two days were on the tougher side. Overall, today was a good day.  Getting back into the daily grind is never fun, but I believe my morning activities have made the transition much Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 4

Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.   Day 4 This was the day I dreaded.  Readjusting to the 6:00 am wake-up and then having a full day of work was going to be a tough transition.  How do you think the day went? It went great!  Yes, getting out of bed was more difficult than on previous days and it was pitch dark outside, but after a splash of agua on my face and a Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 2

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 2 – 7:00 am “I’m happy to be up early.  I’m happy to be up early,”  I chant to myself, as I splash some water on my face.  I’m awake and ready to go, but getting out of bed was a bit tougher today. I am glad that I did a bit of prep work the night before and things like the coffee maker are ready to Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life – Day 1

  Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study.  I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life. Day 1 – 7:00 am I’m tired.  It feels like dawn has barely broken.  What have I gotten myself into?  These are natural first reactions. I’m sitting in my freezing cold home office, while the rest of the family is warm and cozy in bed.  I know it’s not even that early, but here I am awake, when I could still be sleeping!  It’s technically a weekday, but Read More

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10 Days to a Healthier Life

  Who can believe that 2014 is almost in the rear view mirror? As we approach 2015, thoughts of New Year’s resolutions and making a fresh start begins to cross our minds. What is your new year’s resolution going to be? My Resolution For me, I’ve decided to do something a little different. I spent a lot of time in 2014 researching what makes successful people tick…be it in the health niche, the finance niche or, for that matter, any niche. I listened to over 100 podcast interviews with successful individuals, and the most consistent trait of almost all these people Read More

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Hibiscus Tea and the Common Cold

Hey there Cool Healthy Lifers, Remember a few articles ago when I kicked off the conversation highlighting why I love autumn so much?  Well, I failed to mention the pitfall of fall: the “back to school cold season.” Blame it on the Children Our sweet little loved ones.  They’re so cute and cuddly and we can’t imagine they would ever do anything to harm us … and then they come home from school with all those new germs they picked up from their new friends.  What begins as a runny nose for your precious princess translates into 48 hours of snot, Read More