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Meet Sebastien Lagree. For the last decade Sebastien has been training celebrity clients to do Pilates from his studio in West Hollywood. The list includes Ben Stiller (who knew he did Pilates?), Nicole Kidman, and Brooke Burke. They all praise his amazing workouts. Sebastien is not just a famous trainer, for famous people, he has taught over 25,000 classes in the last ten years and has perfected the Lagree Fitness workout. To know how amazing Read more [...]

Binge Like A Winner

Ellen binged for "15 years." Her life was a non-stop binge. She'd eat a row of Oreos at lunch and 2 bags of chips at night. She was overweight and unhappy. The one day she woke up with a realization: the way a "winner" binges, as she put it, is they will eat that row of Oreos for lunch, but it stops there. People with weight issues keep on bingeing. Everyone binges at some time of their lives. It's normal. We get in trouble when we make Read more [...]

Getting Laid Off Was Truly A Blessing!

Mary (name changed) disliked her job, but it brought her a decent income that enabled her to live in a nice home in a beautiful neighborhood. Day after day, she dreaded getting out of bed. She dragged herself to the office, politely greeted her colleagues and sat down at her desk for another unfulfilling day of work. Mary considered herself lucky because she had a good job so she tolerated the situation. What very few people knew Read more [...]

Go Ahead, Go For It

Mary disliked her job, but it brought her a decent income that enabled her to live in a nice home in a beautiful neighborhood.  Day after day, she dreaded getting out of bed. She dragged herself to the office, politely greeted her colleagues and sat down at her desk for another unfulfilling day of work. Mary considered herself lucky because she had a good job so she tolerated the situation. What very few people knew about Mary Read more [...]

Oo la la Tarragon

  I was in France approximately a year ago eating at a bistro. I overheard the Frenchmen next to me exclaim, "«l'estragon dans ce steak est magnifique." Translation, "the tarragon in this steak is magnificent." When is the last time you were out for dinner in the United States and heard someone comment about tarragon in such an expressive way? Tarragon is delicious and, like many herbs, has so many medicinal properties. Read more [...]

Surrounding Ourselves with Negative People Causes Brain Damage

Here comes the complainer. Time to take cover. It turns out that as little as 30 minutes of "exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function," according to an article in Inc. Magazine. That's right, listening to constant negativity can actually make us dumb. Complainers are not looking for a solution; they're looking to voice negativity. If you're not careful, you can easily get sucked in and become a complainer yourself.  Also Read more [...]

Do You Have Toxic Hunger?

Have you tried every diet and still are yo-yoing? Have you lost weight and then gained even more back?  We receive so much bad information telling us to eat less, exercise more and watch our calories.  As most of us hopefully have learned by now, that's the perfect storm for unsuccessful weight loss. First and foremost, we need to make certain our body is properly nourished with micro-nutrients, which are vitamins and minerals that Read more [...]

A Wake Up Call That Put Me Back on Track

I practice yoga when I wake up every morning at my home. I haven't had the time to go to yoga class, and I thought that my home practice was sufficient.   This morning I had a big revelation how wrong I was.   For the first time in months, I attended yoga class with one of my favorite teachers. I could keep up with the class, but what I learned was how unfocused I was.   At one point, the teacher said, and I swear he was looking at me, Read more [...]

This One Simple Action Can Lead to Happiness

One simple action reminded me how change ultimately brings greater happiness, but not right away.  The simple change I made involved, of all things,  purchasing a pair of minimalist sneakers. When I went to the running store to purchase a new pair of sneakers, the sales person at first guided me to sneakers that were similar to those I have always worn. Just as she was about to bring them out for me, she paused and said pointing to the Read more [...]

10 Reasons to Eat Grapefruits

Seasonal eating is essential to good health, which is why I am constantly writing about what we should be eating in a particular season. Generally, fruits are eaten more in abundance during the summer because they are easy to digest and high in sugars, which cools us down. Grapefruits, though, are a great fruit to eat during the winter. It also has incredible health benefits, including: Immune system booster, thanks to the high amount Read more [...]