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Knowing When to Let Go

We all talk a lot about perseverance, commitment, certainly not quitting, and never giving up on people. Those concepts are all critical, of course, but like anything else, something positive in a different context can actually become a liability. What I’m thinking about specifically is knowing when and how to let someone or something go [...]

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Core on the Floor Workout

Whether you're at home, in your office, traveling for work and staying in a hotel, or on vacation; here are seven easy movements that are guaranteed to strengthen your core and abdominal muscles. And, you only need twenty-five minutes to complete. Easy, right?! So, let's get started by taking it to the floor! This routine [...]

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The Importance of Risk

Make no bones about it: risk is terrifying, and failure can be devastating. But they are both also critical to strength. When I decided to leave my old career - my old life - and start a completely new one, more than a few people who cared about me wondered if I was a little crazy. [...]

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Make an Appointment with Yourself to be Lazy

I’m going to make a counter-intuitive suggestion: make an appointment with yourself to be lazy. What? Aren’t appointments all about setting aside time to *do* things, not to *not do* things? Well, we’ve talked about busy-ness on this blog before, and we keep returning to it because it’s one of the top, if not the [...]

Thank You, for Your Service and Sacrifice

As we enjoy this three-day weekend with family and friends, we are all confronted with ads and retail messages featuring discounts on everything from cars to furniture. I suppose we’ve just become immune to them, and that’s alright. However, for me, and my community, Memorial Day is about thoughtfully honoring those who served our great [...]

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How to Maintain Your Focus and Intention

Recently it has become more popular to set an intention for your day, or your workout session, or your trip, etc. I love this practice, because articulating your goals ahead of time increases the chances that you will stick to them. But how exactly does that happen? While repeated words and mantras certainly have their [...]

Grilled Grapefruit Mint Lime Sparkler

Over the last few years, I’ve become less attracted to alcohol. The effect, taste, and reasons why I drank have all changed. I used to drink for a buzz, and to have fun. I also used to drink simply out of habit. and due to social pressures. Now that my diet, lifestyle, and priorities have [...]

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It’s Strong to Ask for Help

I’ve said it before: life often feels like a pie-eating contest where the prize is more pie. The more competent and capable you are, the more you get on your plate. Partly that’s because others around us are so grateful to have a competent and capable person that they give us more to do, and [...]

#BookstoreStrong Contest | Win a VIP Visit from Laurie!

During the month of May, I'm looking for one lucky winner to personally visit and give him or her a VIP one-on-one coaching session! Entering is so easy. Just purchase the book "Go From Stressed to Strong" at any brick-and-mortar bookstore and post a picture of your receipt to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, tag me [...]

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LIVE Video from Laurie’s Book Tour & Signing, Washington, D.C. {April 19, 2017}

Over the past two weeks, I have traveled to various cities along the east coast promoting my new book Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers. I cannot tell you how much fun I have been having meeting so many new, smiling, and friendly faces. The reception and feedback I've [...]

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