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Pilates, a workout for the mind

There is an urban legend describing a man entering a walk-in refrigerator and succumbing to death after several hours, even though the temperature never went below 65 degrees.  His mind killed him. While this legend has not been proven true, it illustrates the importance of cognitive control on the body.  …

Prepper kids

Today, my four year old came to tell me that she had 2 pullups left.   This is crucial, you see….she wets the bed. She also keeps track of her pull ups in a basket on her bookshelf by the bed.  I moved them to the closet…but she informed me that …

Commitish Day

I should continue with my Christmas…but the update was just blah. In short, the food wasn’t good, the order got messed up 3 or 4 times, and I remembered that I really wanted to do a Love Feast this year. A MORAVIAN One. It’s a church thing…for those dirty minded …

Christmas: Why tradition?

You know, I don’t have a grounded Christmas tradition. I wonder how alone I am in this? I wonder if I am if a select group of bastard children of Island natives who failed to establish a tradition because their life was always in flux. When I was younger I …

Raw friendship

I’m feeling a bit raw. I recently reconnected with my best friend from middle school. It happened like the stuff of movies. First the awkward ‘Hi…how is your family. Then bam…we were at finishing each other’s sentences…. Jinx you owe me a Coke. I called it Ex-BFF mind reading stuff. …

Its Official…

I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. I think I can put real letters on my name: Lily Abrams, NBC-HWC. But I had a bad day. Business life is going well, but personal life took a temporary nose dive. Even though I can teach others to manage …

How does a busy working mom stay slim?

When I’m really in a rush my food day is something like this: A small apple and 8oz of Silk Protein Nut Milk in the car. I had quickly dumped 2 scoops of Olly powder into my shaker bottle. I begin planning my lunch in my head. Planning to go …