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Solitude

August 16th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

  “Me, write a book?”  Sometimes I have to be dragged kicking and screaming to do what I know I’m supposed to do. For years,  I had been telling myself all the reasons I couldn’t possibly write a book. I recently spent the weekend with someone I tend to ignore a lot of the time…myself.  […]

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The Last Two Left Standing

June 18th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

Who was the sadist who thought it was a good idea to line little kids up on the playground, choose two team captains (who were always the most popular kids) and have them choose kids to be on their team.  “Please don’t let me be the last one chosen” I’m sure went through a lot […]

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6 Secrets to Achieving your “Big” Goals

May 26th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

Like most people, I’ve set goals and failed time-after-time–I’d eat healthier, I’d finally lose those last 10 pounds, I’d exercise every day without fail, I’d stick to my budget–the list goes on and on. My daughter called me one day and said “Mom, you’re in good shape,” “why don’t you run a ½ marathon with […]

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Lost in the Land of Oz

May 4th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

  I don’t watch Dr. Oz very often because when I do I always end up pissed off.  If you follow the advice on the show, you’d be taking hundreds of pills a day, spending lots of money and still have no idea  what to eat and what not to eat. Every week there is […]

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What’s Your Five Year Plan?

November 2nd, 2014 by Joan Maiden

“What’s your five year plan,” the doctor asked Helen. “What do you mean, my five year plan, I’m 80.” “Everyone needs a five year plan.  I think you need to start strength training.” “WHAT!  I’m 80!” “No excuses–let’s find you a trainer.” That’s how I came to do strength training with 80-year-old Helen.  Helen had […]

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Don’t F**k with My Food

April 4th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

When Katherine first came to work out with me, she could barely make it down my basement stairs and then had to sit down to catch her breath.  Katherine was in her early 50s and weighed over 350 pounds.  One of the first things I asked Katherine was what her diet was like.  She looked […]

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Everyone Needs a Five Year Plan

April 4th, 2013 by Joan Maiden

“What’s your five year plan,” the doctor asked Helen. “What do you mean, my five year plan, I’m 80.” “Everyone needs a five year plan.  I think you need to start strength training.” “WHAT!  I’m 80!” “No excuses–let’s find you a trainer.” That’s how I came to do strength training with 80-year-old Helen.  Helen had […]

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