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Health Adversity: Educating Yourself to a Healthier Gut

Health Adversity: Educating Yourself to a Healthier Gut

You know the feeling. You buy a new car and the moment you drive it off the lot, you notice five other cars exactly like yours. It’s kind of a bummer, especially when you thought you were being original. But when I started having issues with my gut, I was actually thankful for this phenomena. … Continued

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How We Defied the Marriage Statistics

How We Defied the Marriage Statistics

Though statistics show that U.S. divorce rates are actually dropping, divorce is still very common. According to The New York Times, those married in the 1980s had about a 47% chance of divorcing, while those married in the 1990s (like Jeff and me) have about a 35% chance of divorce. These statistics still aren’t very … Continued

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My Crazy Addiction

My Crazy Addiction

My name is Lee and I’m addicted to scarves. There. I’ve said it. What a weight off my shoulders! I admit it: Living in Phoenix, a scarf addiction is a little odd. You’d think I’d be addicted to flip flops or sunglasses or swimsuits. But no. It’s scarves. I think my addition started back when … Continued

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Perfectly Imperfect – Facing Imposter Syndrome

Perfectly Imperfect – Facing Imposter Syndrome

Sometimes… Sometimes I don’t even tell people I’m a Beachbody Coach because I don’t feel like I look like a Beachbody Coach “should” look. But, really, it’s okay to help others when I’m not perfect. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of ‘Imposter Syndrome’, but it’s something I struggle with constantly. Impostor syndrome is marked … Continued

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Recent Cooking Fails

Recent Cooking Fails

Cooking fails are a part of life. But there comes a time when you think you have it all together, right? Funny how life sneaks up and proves you wrong! My Failed Roast A few months ago, you might remember a photo on my Facebook page. It was a beautiful crockpot roast—before it cooked. It … Continued

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How Judgments Hold Us Back

How Judgments Hold Us Back

It’s really easy to want to stay comfortable, to not challenge yourself and refrain from doing things that are scary. Often, we don’t see a vision for ourselves and we keep on doing what we’ve always done. But that prevents us from growing. Most successful people have confidence—in themselves and in the products and services … Continued

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Phoneless in Hawaii

Phoneless in Hawaii

While we were in Hawaii on vacation, my iPhone went for a swim. You see, I had it in a pool bag on a lounge chair. A gust of wind came along and—poof. The phone, along with two lounge chairs landed in the nearby pool. Sadly, it never recovered from its adventure. But not for … Continued

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Learning With a New Workout

Learning With a New Workout

The workouts I usually do are great because I can do them from home—right where it’s comfortable. But I recently went outside my comfort zone and went to a cardio class with a friend. When was the last time you tried something new in your workouts? I guarantee you’ll learn something, just like I did! … Continued