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Inspiration + Wellness

Well-Being, the 3rd Metric

A couple years ago, I recommended Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive. It’s filled with business and life wisdom that she acquired while building her media empire, along with diverse tips from her powerful industry peers. Thrive‘s premise is: along with money and power, many of us are missing a “3rd metric”...

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Sonia Satra Actress turned entrepreneur // A FemCity Featured Interview

Sonia Satra serves as an inspiration for women with her diverse background as a successful actress to now leading women in fitness and well being. Sonia Satra is a certified life coach, fitness instructor, and award-winning motivational speaker who has dedicated her life to helping people reach their full potential through...

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Welcome To The Future of Health and Wellness

How can the same multivitamin you get off the shelf be just as good for you as it is for me? My medical condition is not the same as yours or Sally down the street. For that matter, my environment, lifestyle, medications, allergies and diet are completely different than yours....

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3 Steps to Have a Difficult Conversation

Over the past several months, I've been writing about the figurative and literal destruction that can be caused at scale, as well as its opposite: zooming in. In Braving the Wilderness, Dr. Brené Brown argues that in order to solve major issues in our society, workplaces, and homes, we need...

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Stay Inspired

This poem has always been close to my heart. When the gremlins of fear and failure begin to sneak in, it keeps me grounded and reminds me of why I am here. Tell us, what poem keeps you inspired? ‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear...

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Growing an Adult from Scratch

To empower your health, strengthen your immune system, and SuperCharge your brain. How can you expect them to learn and absorb all of that amazing information from school if they are surviving on chicken nuggets and fries. All of us, that includes YOU, need nutrients throughout the day...

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Holly Daniels Christensen, Designer + Innovator // A FemCity Featured Interview

I recently got a chance to catch up and interview the Founder and CEO of Dune Jewelry, Holly Daniels Christensen. Founded in 2010 by this kitchen table entrepreneur, Dune Jewelry is the Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company®.   Dune captures your most cherished travel memories and experiences by creating fine Experiential Jewelry® with sand and natural...

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Permission Granted

I've had several conversations with friends over the last few weeks, and this thought kept coming up. So much so, I felt the need to share.  If you're a busy entrepreneurial person like me you're always in a hurry to do the next thing. It might be picking up kids...

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Why I Chose to Join the FemCity Global Program

I’m not a joiner. Let’s get that out in the open right up front. I don’t ‘do’ a bunch of groups because my time is precious. Let me explain. I’ve made strategic decisions with my life, my business, any outside influence, that all lead toward more time together with my family....

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Learning to Cook for Health

As long as I can remember, my mother was in the kitchen cooking and baking homemade foods.  She loved the kitchen and she was trying, with the current knowledge available, to keep her family healthy.  40 years later, as I enter the field of nutritional coaching, I honor my mom by...

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Excuse Me for Nodding Off

Good sleep affects the brain with improved concentration and memory, but also improves energy, mood, and even weight control and skin tone....

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a painter. I want to own a restaurant. I want to be a magician. I want to be a driver. I want to be…….I want to be…..I want to be…..and so on. If only we could give our...

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Fitness tips for 2018

I'm back on the fitness regimen after a few weeks of holiday eating and more holiday eating. I started my routine of clean eating and hitting the gym daily. Did I feel like going today? Not really. I took a Barre class yesterday and can barely walk. But I went. And...

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