Too much Holiday Sweets

Feeling guilty about the sweets or food you enjoyed at your Holiday celebrations?

Most people decide to cut back on eating to trim back down.


Don't beat yourself up! It takes a lot of calories—3,500—to gain a pound of body fat. So really, that holiday eating doesn't usually result in any significant weight gain.

It's about what you do the next day and the day after that's really important —so get back and stay on-track with your workouts. So be sure to whittle away at those extra calories over the next day or two, preferably by boosting exercise rather than eating too little. Starvation is not the healthy answer!

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Increase your brain power with Rosemary

WHY: Shakespeare knew what was up when he wrote, “Rosemary, that’s for remembrance.”

The herbal essential oil stimulates the brain and keeps you on the ball.

A study conducted by the  Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Science  found that inhaling the scent of rosemary increased productivity and improved visual and numerical memory.

A study conducted by the Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Science found that inhaling the scent of rosemary increased productivity and improved visual and numerical memory.

HOW: Plugging away at your keyboard?

Block out office distractions by popping an aromatherapy diffuser into your computer and add a few drops of essential Rosemary oil.

Warm your heart...

And your kitchen with effortless sounds and bread recipes that will carry you through the season.

The New Cooking School of Pasadena [NSOC] is offering a class on Autumn Soups and Breads on Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

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Photo by Jill Heyer on Unsplash

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Perfect Podcast Workout Companions

Whether driving, exercising, cleaning, cooking or working, a podcast is the perfect companion that will leave you with even more knowledge than an encyclopedia and give you more clarity and perspective than you’ll know what to do with.

We are lucky enough to live in a world where the opportunities for learning are as infinite as they are accessible.

So many books, journal articles, blog posts and webinars are all available at our fingertips. We recommend listening to our favorite Go-To podcasts no matter what you are doing for continued learning.


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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Her real talk tips and tricks on cultivating happiness through daily actions and habits are a breath of fresh air and with every episode you can always feel a little happier. Gretchen has been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama and written a New York Times best Seller.

Stuff You Should Know

From insomnia and probiotics to personality types and claustrophobia, no topic is off limits in this podcast that humorously and intellectually delves into a ton of random topics that will leave your brain even fuller than your belly on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll love all the episode topics! Shout out to episode 612 “Do objects or experiences make us happier” for the perspective.

Achievement VS. Fulfillment – Tony Robbins

The best-selling author, motivational speaker and overall amazing human needs no introduction, Tony is known for creating change and success in minutes, and this particular episode is no exception. Breaking down the significant difference between the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment, he expertly explains why success without fulfillment is ultimate failure. Warning, you won’t be able to listen to it just once.

What is your favorite Podcast? Let us know in the comments below!

Wisdom Wednesday

Congratulations to all

School, College, Professional or University 2018 Graduates!

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Photo by Logan Isbell on Unsplash

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”
- Orrin Hatch

"All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose." 

- Brian Tracy