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15 Finds for 2015

Sometimes small things make a big difference: A word of encouragement at a low moment. A great meal. A meaningful glance.The perfect pair of workout tights. A healthy snack. A product that somehow elevates an otherwise average experience. Because I can’t give you meaningful glances over the internet, I decided to make you a list of a […]

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How to Create an Indomitable Mindset

Editor’s note: Fitness instructor Amy Hodge has had two gangliogliomas — rare, cancerous brain tumors — one at a time, and one after the other. Ominous names for ominous news. They showed up in her mid-brain, the very center of her head, a place where very few neurosurgeons will dare to go. Nine weeks after […]

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Action Over Angst

I am most of my friends’ and clients’ least favorite person to complain to, because I have a near-zero tolerance for it. In the vast majority of cases, I believe action wins out over angst, and so the first question out of my mouth is usually, “So what are you going to do about it?” […]

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Hit the Hole That’s Right In Front of You

Most of the Tuesdays and Thursday evenings this summer, I’ve been attending co-ed touch rugby practice, which doubles as practice for a competitive women’s sevens side in Minneapolis called the Youngbloodz. This weekend, they’re heading to Seattle to play in the club sevens national championships, and I’m excited to see how they fare. The team […]

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Jill Coleman’s Mindset Makeover

I’ve been talking a whole bunch lately on social media and my email newsletters about getting better. Not necessarily at any one thing, but at everything, all at once. At taking good care of your body, at identifying what works for you and what doesn’t, at overcoming fears and trying new things, at following through on […]

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Waiting for a Compliment

My friend Kelly tells the best stories. The kind that can get a group of people laughing so hard that every one of them has tears streaming down his or her face. This one is probably my favorite, and there’s a lesson for all of us in it. The day after a hard training session, […]

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