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Blue Diamond is my Golden Egg, or How I Made an Easter Coffeecake Using Coffee Almonds

Using a 1970s bread baking cookbook and Blue Diamond almonds, I made 5 recipes for Easter dinner to honor my sister. Oh, bacon is also involved!

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Do You Have a Stuck Metabolism?

Trying to lose weight? Like me, were you lean and easily able to maintain a stable, healthy weight until menopause came around the corner and body slammed you? Have you restricted calories, increased your strength training, cut fat from your diet, yet seen no weight loss? Turns out, the above “solutions” don’t really work. But what does?

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Ease Out of Stress

What’s the easiest way to reduce stress in a busy life? And make the answer quick, will ya’?! Take a deep breath and read on for easy, free, stress-reducing strategies

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One Wine with Whole Foods: My First Wine-Tasting in 20 Years

Whole Foods in Santa Barbara held a One Wine Spring Release 2014 event, and I was invited. One Wine is a collaborative effort between the So. Cal. Whole Foods markets and specific Central California winemakers. The wines selected to be part of the One Wine label are not only affordable, but also produced locally, by hand, in small batches, and support the local economy and land stewardship.

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Incontinence, Confidence, Group Exercise, and Big-Headed Babies

Is incontinence interfering with your life, especially as you move through midlife? Hey, don’t laugh. Or sneeze. Or cough. So what can you do? And what did Alexandra’s boys do that caused her to leave a trail from hither to yon?

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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Want a Better Memory? Why? How?

Do you want to remember more of your past? By midlife, we have gained decades of experiences, some of which we can pull from our memory; some of which have retreated into the dusty closets of our brain. What if you could retrieve tons of memories you don’t even remember having forgotten? Actress and Memory Expert, Marilu Henner shares her strategies at the Natural Products Expo West.

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Looking for Wellness in All the Right Places: Tenaya Lodge Health and Wellness Retreat

Make a worthwhile investment in your happiness and well-being by attending the Tenaya Lodge health retreat in the Ascent Spa. But only if you like walking amongst pines, getting massages, eating 5 star healthy cuisine, and hearing from expert pros on ways to live a healthy, well, enjoyable life. And mints on your pillow.

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Seth Godin Keynote Speaker for IHRSA

Lead Where Others Dare Follow: Highlights From the IHRSA Convention

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Do you strive to be a better leader as you advance in life? Perhaps you prefer working with strong leaders. As a group fitness leader myself, I am always looking to learn more about positive, effective leadership. As a baby boomer woman, I particularly appreciate and focus on successful, high profile females. […]

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Fitness Products & Trends That Caught Our Eye for 2014

We went to the IHRSA convention, which serves the health and fitness club industry, to learn the latest, both for products and industry trends. We share with you the products and services that caught our eye, either because they have something that will work for us as instructors or because there appears to be a fun or unique angle.

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