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Tough Talkin' Trainer by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A recent conversation with one of my teletraining clients (no--NOT you!): TC: Keri, this isn't working. ME: What isn't working? TC: I gained two pounds this week ... Read on »
It Ain't Over Till It's Over by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body What was your 2008 fitness resolution? Do you remember it? Did you meet your goal, or were you finished on January 12? Whatever the goal, go take a walk today. Bundle ... Read on »
Fear of Success by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I really love it when you readers write my blog for me. Much of today's discussion comes from the comment on yesterday's blog (thanks, Liz!) For her complete post, click on ... 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 »
What You Must Give Up by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Here's how it usually works: We rip a diet plan out of a magazine or newspaper and post it on the fridge. We go out and buy some of the ingredients on the list (arugula, gra ... Read on »
Merry Christmas by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body May your expectations (especially those you hold of yourself) be few and your blessings be many! Read on »
The Multitasking Myth by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body As a woman, I am supposed to be especially gifted at multitasking--performing at least two activities at once. Eating and driving, ironing and talking on the phone (okay, I d ... 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 »
Working (Out) For Others by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There is a common tradition in many yoga classes: At the beginning of many classes, the class will take a moment to dedicate the exercises they do help someone else. Much li ... Read on »
Have a Feisty Solstice by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There is something defiant in the winter holiday season which appeals to me. Hanukkah begins tonight. Christmas is only a couple of days away. And yet this is the darkes ... Read on »
Mom's Words of Wisdom by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body A couple of years ago, I remember a phone call in which my mother told me proudly about how she shoved half a pecan pie down the garbage disposal (go on, it's okay to cry). S ... 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 »
Visualize Success by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Here's an interesting little experiment. Pretend you are holding a large slice of lemon in your hand--juicy, thick, bright yellow. Now lift that lemon slice to your mouth ... Read on »
How to Handle a Rough Day by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When you are on edge, when things slip out that you didn’t mean to say, when your face is buried in your hands because nothing is safe to look at, you can take immediate st ... Read on »
Journey Yada Yada Step by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In seven short months, the days will be longer than the nights. Steve and I will hire a sitter and join a couple thousand of our closest friends as we kayak six miles dow ... Read on »
Support or Sabotage, Part 1 by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Support or Sabotage? Part 1 Years ago I had a client who weighed 375 pounds. She bit the bullet, began exercise, started eating healthy foods and lost 15 pounds. Then her ... Read on »
The FAQs about Weight Loss by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How do I lose weight fast? A better question would be, “How do I lose weight forever?” Because the two goals are not the same. Crash dieting will take water weight, mu ... Read on »
Make Your Own Magic by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When you are adrift in a sea of 20-year-olds, it’s easy to see how young you aren’t. They bop past on pain-free knees, laughing robustly with their bright-eyed, bushy-tailed ... Read on »
Your Thighs are Oil Wells by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The good news is, you already have all the energy you need to lead a vibrant, radiant life. If you are one of the 2/3 of American adults who is currently overweight or obe ... Read on »
Let's Get Flexy! by Keri K. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If nothing else this holiday season, take a few minutes each day to stretch. Flexibility work is the secret weapon in weight loss. Flexible muscles resist injury. Flexible ... Read on »