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"Dirty" Dancing? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Last week I received a vitriolic phone message from a man who was incensed that I teach "sexually provocative" dance at Richwood Presbyterian Church . After ranting about my ... Read on »
"Sick of Thinking About My Weight" by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body One of my favorite clients said, "I think of my weight every single day, every single meal, and I have done for years. How many hours have I wasted thinking about my weight? ... Read on »
Add Orange! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Add a piece of produce to your diet today. My nominee: The Orange. Not so long ago, oranges were scarce in late fall/winter. It was a big deal to get an orange in t ... Read on »
Add some FUN! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In the olden days, the focus of every holy day, every day for celebration, was feasting. When most people barely got enough food to live on, it was always a big deal (and pro ... Read on »
Are You in Alignment? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Are You In Alignment? In the world of yoga instructors, chiropractors and bodywork professionals, "alignment" is a really big deal. When knees twist, shoulders over-rota ... Read on »
Are You Too Busy to Read This? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I'm guessing that half of the readers answered "yes," and didn't link over to the blog. The rest of you are the polite ones who care about my feelings and, therefore, are sc ... Read on »
Arranged Marriage by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I have friends who are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. They met hours before their wedding 35 years ago. Since my husband and I met in the traditional Western ... Read on »
Attitude Isn't Everything by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Let's face it, exercising to burn calories is NOT exciting. We don't consciously feel the fat on the back of our thigh reenter the blood stream, convert to energy and jolt th ... Read on »
Battle Stations by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Friends, This week your regular structures, calendar plans and routines will be disrupted. Not only is Thursday the traditional License to Pig Out Day, but you will, in al ... Read on »
Battle Stations #2 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body So you have planned out your "alone" time for the rest of this week. Now, what do you plan to eat? If you are standing in the kitchen for the next few days,set your ... Read on »
Big Butt? Big "But." by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body "But" is a dangerous word. It begins every excuse, every barrier people create in order to avoid working out. "But I don't have the time." We each get 168 hours ... Read on »
Big Words, Little Steps by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Discipline. Perseverance. Consistency. Structure. Just seeing these words I find myself all but overcome with the urge to race to some cowboy bar, waving my credit ... Read on »
Change is in the Air by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I used to grumble about Christmas decorations popping up before Thanksgiving, but this year I have a confession: I'm jumping even that gun, and thinking New Year. Som ... Read on »
Choices, Choices by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body It's 5:30a and the polls open in 30 minutes. I'm sitting here in my jeans and a sweater, trying to make a big decision right now: Do I put on foundation, lipstick and mascara ... Read on »
Choosing a Gym by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If you are considering joining some kind of fitness facility in the new year, here are things to think about: Is the facility within 12 minutes of your home and/or work ( ... Read on »
Clutterfatdebt 2009 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In five days we will all affirm again our intentions to lose weight, get organized and save money. Some of us will write our resolutions down (exponentially increasing the ... Read on »
Contest Winner--and Sick Fitness (Fit Sickness?) by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Thanks again, Lori, for a terrific guest post! Our random comment contest winner is . . . aubregary! Please e-mail me directly at keri@radiantfitness.com with your snail ... Read on »
Cow . . . on a Stick by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When I was my county's candidate for State Fair Queen back in the last geologic era, I spent a week at the fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, strutting across the stage and ... Read on »
Do You Get In Your Own Way? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Hi Friends, One of my "lightbulb moments" occurred, predictably, while watching Oprah a few years back. A young mother of a five-year-old girl was crying because she wa ... Read on »
Do You Get In Your Own Way? by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Lifestyle choices are daily decisions about how you will treat yourself. Whether you exercise or smoke, what you eat, if you wear a seat belt or sunscreen, how you spend your ... Read on »