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The Five Stages of Grief… for My Huge Pus-Spewing Zit [Anyone have a good blemish remedy?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Bounding into my room this morning at still-too-early-o’thirty (official Kid Standard Time), Jelly Bean threw herself across my slumbering back and did a perfe ... Read on »
My “Failure” As a Fitness Writer [Truth: You're No More a Failure Than Everyone Else] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise J (10): I AM SO TERRIFIED RIGHT NOW. I CAN’T MOVE. S (11): Why did you climb up here then? J: I had to! S: No you didn’t. J: I had to prove I’m a man.  ... Read on »
Four Flashlights, No Batteries: Our First Family Camping Trip by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Four flashlights. And none of them with working batteries. An inauspicious beginning for our first-ever tent camping trip for longer than one night with all ou ... Read on »
I Don’t Know How I Feel About the #NoMakeupSelfie Trend [Cancer "awareness" scam or... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Yep, I tried it! Snapped this selfie fresh out of the shower and still with my post-workout hair. No makeup, no filters. No cancer either… that I know of. ... Read on »
Gym Stressing You Out More Than Working You Out? The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing With... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Every gym has this guy. (He’s a car! No he’s a human! Wait, he’s a Transformer!!) Is it terrible my first thought was “I would have taken off my jacket and tucke ... Read on »
Have You Ever Been “Gaslighted”? Why You Don’t Get To Call Me Crazy [My... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You are crazy. He said it so many times I believed him. I had to. It was the only explanation that made sense. The alternative – that he was a charismatic psycho ... Read on »
The Cure For Not Being Good Enough [What Makes You Beautiful?] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I dread the day when this sweet little girl looks in the mirror and sees anything but a gorgeous miracle.  There comes a day in every girl’s life when she ... Read on »
From Eating Dirt to Sunning Your Ladybits: Weird Health Tips That May Actually Work [Plus, more... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Reading Amazon reviews is one of my favorite pastimes. True story: I just spent a half hour reading customer reviews of DIY side table kits and I was riveted.  ... Read on »
Dear Lady Gaga, Puking on Stage is Still Bulimia, Even if you Add Glitter (Where do you draw the... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Just a dancer doing stuff. Living life, making art. Like you do.  Barf as art? Millie Brown makes her living as a “vomit artist” by regurgitating colored m ... Read on »
Do You Feel the Finish Line Fever? 5 Things You Need to Know About the Runner’s High and 3... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Ranked right up there with the perfect squat and the best blender for smoothies, the “runner’s high” is one of the most elusive yet sought-after myths in moder ... Read on »
Quickie Update on My Oil Pulling Experiment by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It’s been a bit over a week since I started oil pulling and I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails about it so I thought I’d post a quick update. The headaches finally stopp ... Read on »
When Yoga and OCD Collide: The true story of how I almost became a yoga terrorist but was saved by... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Stretch! Yawn! Crack! (Because I’m old.) This morning when I woke up I smiled because today is Yoga Day! Thanks to a great teacher, a wonderful friend, lots of ... Read on »
The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Sugar Cravings [My Jelly Bean Day] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise   This is a real thing – it’s a game (well, more of a dare, really) from Jelly Belly called Beanboozled where you basically play Russian Roulette with suga ... Read on »
“To The Fatty Running on the Track”: When Using Real People for Inspiration is... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise People find inspiration in the darndest places. Like these ads to inspire more women to breastfeed… by showing men doing it. Now, I’m not knocking these brave du ... Read on »
Oil Pulling Gave Me a Mega Headache But I’m Still Trying It [What does the science say about... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  This may be my favorite selfie ever. The joy of spit-filled cheeks – better than Botox! Not bad for bedhead, right? I’m trying oil pulling. Oh, hello Inte ... Read on »
Quiz Time! How Much Does Music Affect You? [Study Says Pharrell Does Not Make Everyone Happy After... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise  I have SO done this. I’m not too proud to admit this: I cried all the way through Anne Hathaway’s solo as the cursed Fantine in Les Miserable. And not jus ... Read on »
Your Friendly Grocery Store Cashier Is Trying to Kill You [New study finds BPA in urine of 100% of... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise   I probably shouldn’t admit how much I sympathize with this person.  Do you ever go into the grocery store to pick up a few things, only to have a sne ... Read on »
Confession: The Most Painful Thing About Being a Mom [Living a life with an open heart] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Who are you?  The moment you first see your baby is supposed to be one of the most beautiful of your whole life. It’s supposed to make you forget all the p ... Read on »
2014 Has Been Declared “The Year of the Butt” – Here are Three Reasons Why You... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise   This is how I knew it was official, even our National Monuments are on trend! … the backside of Mount Rushmore.  It’s only March but so far this year ... Read on »
I’m Pretty Sure My Cat Thinks I’m A Bad Mom (Pet personality match-ups –... by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Luna grooms Son #1 the most. I think it’s the mop of curly hair. He clearly needs more work.  I’m pretty sure my cat thinks I’m a bad mom, or at le ... Read on »