The blog commenting dilemma: to close or not to close?

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If you’re a blogger or a business owner who uses blogging as part of your marketing strategy, you may know that comments are a big par of what keeps the conversation going for your brand… …Or is it? There has been a trend lately in the blogosphere about closing comments. There are various reasons for [...]

I am anxious.

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Lately, to most anyone who will listen, I’ve yammered about how anxious I feel. “I know why,” I share to people who’ve most often already stopped listening.  “It’s because I’m living in the future.  I have lots looming ahead and I’m continually trying to figure out how it will unfold while simultaneously trying to be [...]

Speed round time: SLEEP or SWEAT?

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My FAVE tank-top post shvitz‘ing OK, People. It’s a hectic time of year for most of us. Even if you don’t have a child starting THIRD GRADE next week (!) summer is wrapping up in the Northern Hemisphere which means life can just feel jam packed and rushed. Around here the hectic manifests itself in [...]

IDEA? IDEA!

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I work with EleVen by Venus.  The zeal I am filled with about heading to L.A. today is all my own. Team EleVen by Venus at Fitbloggin! The title for this post fits because that’s pretty much how last minute this is for me. My life is in flux these days so I’d been a [...]

The marriage of MIND and MUSCLE.

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Trainer Carla I lifted weights for about six years before I opened my personal training studio. Yet, even with all those years behind me, I’d naively assumed none of it had become second nature. I prided myself on my ability to break resistance training down into its most basic form and convey that information to [...]

Does closing comments turn blogging into lecturing?

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If you’ve read me over the years you know I’m a fan of the closed comments. Ala the now ubiquitous *drops the mic* when employed infrequently it can be a powerful blogging tool. Are you asking your readers to participate in a hair-brained scheme which is, essentially, giving them an assignment? Close the comments! Are [...]

The 5 stages of change (guest post).

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I thought about starting off with some sappy homage to Carla about how much I’ve loved reading her blog over the years, and what an inspiration she has been to me, but she already knows that and if you are reading this today then you probably already know it as well. So, I’m going to [...]

Can you go home again?

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us. yesterday. home? Good gosh Ive dragged all of you through all of this with me. I’ve moved. I’ve whined. I’VE LOVED. I’ve achieved goals I never ever ever thought I could. And then I achieved some more! I’ve rambled about focusing forward and not rereading past chapters. And yet here I am back the [...]

I exercise intuitively.

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I instinctively crave play-filled fitness. I became an intuitive eater long before I tapped into the notion of intuitive exercise. For some reason I was able to trust my body’s “knowing” with regards to food yet was slow on the proverbial uptake with heeding its messaging about workouts. I created a workout plan. I followed [...]

secrets

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  http://on.wsj.com/WruJF   teens who keep secrets from friends and family members are more depressed, more lonely, have more headaches and are less confident than teens who don’t keep secrets. Sharing secrets with others helps you build a real relationship or friendship. Confiding in your bestie about a secret you have is only going to [...]