Connect More, Crave Less

1 Super-Simple Way to Crush Your Cravings - Your Motivating Monday Message

If you’re a sugar addict or carbaholic, isolation is one of the biggest challenges you face.

Just think about it: Don’t you hide out from your friends, loved ones and colleagues just so you can sneakily shove carbage (carb garbage) into your mouth, especially late at night? Then do you privately beat up on yourself for blowing your diet?

Since 2012, when carb cravings pounced on me after my Mom’s death, I’ve been dedicated to discovering why we crave when we crave.

Most importantly, I’ve been determined to find super-simple, super-powerful, proven ways to help you Crush Your Cravings.

During the past year or so, I got the biggest A-hah!

We crave because we feel lost, alone and apart from others.

But when meet and enjoy new people and get closer to our new friends or romantic partners, we get tremendous power, fun and joy.

Even better, if you do something fun, challenging or unusual together, guess what you’ll forget? Your cravings!

Instead, you’ll thrive on the excitement.

So if you’re suffering from cravings, you can take one simple step to begin to Crush Your Cravings.

Connect more to Crave Less.

Then, while you’re connecting, you’ll Crush Your Cravings when together you do something that excites, intrigues and entices you.

Just think about it: How can you crave carbs or sweets when you’re in the middle of a tennis game, bouncing on a trampoline or kayaking on the ocean?

For years, I’ve been talking about the power of distraction.

Well, now your friends and loved ones and what you do together nurturing diversions.

So I urge you now: Connect More Now to Crave Less. Then have a blast together, too.

Now, I invite you to take action right now.

If you don’t have someone to connect with immediately,  then connect with  others (and me) now on my Facebook page, where you’ll get inspiring tidbits, tips on how to Crush Your Cravings and how to Get a Life that Rocks™

3 Gifts to Have a Sweeter Holiday Season

0511-1001-0321-2234_Happy_People_Dancing_Retro_Silhouette_clipart_imageFor many of you, the holiday season is filled with anxiety, stress, financial worries, loneliness, family arguments, gift-giving concerns, many irritations (from flight delays to family squabbles) and many tasty temptations — mostly high-calorie and sugar-filled that you find hard to resist but that pack on the pounds, sap your energy and ruin your moods.

 In fact, many people leave the holiday season feeling drained, deprived and 5 or more pounds heavier.

But I'm here to help you lose weight, get organized, become more organized, joyful, calm down, look younger, plan a vision for the future, attract abundance, and much more.

In other words, my goal is to bring you peace of mind, happiness, and super-simple cool tools to start using so you can have a Sweeter Holiday Season. 

Therefore, it's my pleasure to give you three special gifts.

All three gifts were the opening programs in last year's much-acclaimed Sweeter Holiday Season, which featured a whopping 38 programs featuring a Who's Who in the fields of health, wealth, fitness, personal empowerment, feng shui, organizing, happiness, Law of Attraction, and so much more.

So here are the gifts you're getting now:

Your First Gift with Law of Attraction Guru John Assaraf

John_assaraf_150pxwidthFor your first gift, you'll get inspired and educated by the remarkable John Assaraf, one of the stars of The Secret, founder of several multi-million dollar companies, a Spiritual Entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author.

In our special program, John — who is also a Law of Attraction expert and certified life coach — will help you ll discover:

* What's blocking you from abundance.
* How the super-successful John didn't come from a family of scholars or multimillionaires, but somehow he managed to learn about quantum physics and neuroscience and build several 5 multimillion dollar companies and write a couple of New York Times bestselling books along the way.

  • How oceans and stars are not the last frontier for mankind but the human brain is.
  • Why some people achieve enormous business and financial success while others don't.
  • How there is an inner game to wealth and success and an outer game.
  • Why it's so hard for people to change.
  • What are the exact steps people can take to change from the inside out so that their results are 5,10 20 times better in the next 12-24 months.
  • How some people settle for less than what they can achieve and how you can easily break free from that pattern, achieve huge transformations; and become incredibly confident.
  • How to find out about John's super-sophisticated, amazing brain training program (which I love).

Your Second Gift with America's Relaxation Expert Darrrin Zeer

Darrin-zeerFor your second gift with Relaxation Expert Darrin Zeer, you'll get some very simple, fast techniques to tame your stres.

For instance, you'll discover:

* How to do what Darrin calls "The Bear Claw."
* How to calm down with "The Ragdoll Pose."
* What to do if you get headaches.
* How to do "Keyboard Calisthenics.:
* How to do something called "Email Meditation" (yes, meditation!)
* How to do the "Really Fun Laughter Exercise."

Your Third Gift with the Renowned "FlyLady" Marla Cilley

Flylady_toonThen, your final gift — also from the Sweeter Holiday Summit — comes from the renowned "FlyLady" Marla Cilley, who will give you tools galore to help you get through the holidays. For instance, Marla will reveal:

* How to change your life in 15-minute increments.
* How to crisis-clean your home.
* What to do which days of the week so you don't feel so overwhelmed.
* How to avoid last-minute, gift wrapping challenges.
* What to do before you go to holiday parties.
* How to put the fun in your cleaning and decluttering endeavors.
* How to give "action" gifts.
* How to go on a "cruise" this holiday season.
* And much more. 

These three programs were all part of the Sweeter Holiday Summit, last year's amazing program, during which You'll also get one bonus gift on "How to Relieve Holiday Stress."

In this program, with Love Hypnotist Debra Berndt, author of Let Love In, you'll get easy ways to calm down quickly, no matter where you are. 

To get your three exciting gifts (and the one bonus gift, go here:

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Sneaker Saturday: Join Us & Spread the Word on Twitter, Facebook & Beyond in this Fun, Worldwide Exercise Event

Do you work out regularly or are you one of those who neglects to move
your wonderful body even though you know that it's good for you?

Well, this Saturday, a group of us are starting the First Sneaker Saturday, a fun fitness event, which you can join no matter where you live.

Sneaker Saturday — which I encourage you and invite you to heavily promote on your blogs, on Twitter and Facebook using this: #SneakerSaturday — is about whatever you want it to be.

your choice as to how you celebrate Sneaker Saturday.

The only
recommendation is that you slip on a pair of your favorite sneakers and
get moving. Your body needs physical activity, and even if you've
been a couch potato all week, your body will be grateful to get out and

So what do you plan to do on Sneaker Saturday? Share
what you'll do.

In other words, Sneaker Saturday is for us to inspire, excite
and encourage each other to get out there and exercise. Plus, it means we'll share what we're doing — what kind of physical activities.

For me, Sneaker
Saturday will mean hopping on my bike (wearing my New Balance Sneakers
— love those shoes!) — and riding down to the Statue of Liberty,
weather permitting. It's the most exhilarating, refreshing bike trip!

On Sneaker Saturday, I may also pop
by the gym to do some weights and work out on the elliptical
machine. I'm excited, because I've been sick for over a week and
I finally have my energy back so I can get back to my workout routine.

How did Sneaker Saturday come about?

Well, earlier this week, after attending day one of this amazing 140 Characters Conference, the idea hit me while having dinner with a bunch of amazing people, including renowned blogger and social media expert Robert Scoble, #140conf organizer Jeff Pulver"Adventure Girl" Stephanie Michaels, PR whiz Candice Best, comedian Heather Gold, Ari Rabban of and other hip tweeters.

The Twitter wizards at the table, especially Stephanie, were talking about all the events during the week during which people tweet using hashtags — days like #FollowFriday, etc.

It was amusing to hear how almost every day of the week had a hashtag. (In Twitter lingo, that means the number sign is used in front of a subject that's followed by many people.)

Well, this got me thinking — why don't we have a day designated to fitness, health or nutrition? Those of us who are health enthusiasts would love such a day!

Anyhow, I ran the idea by a number of cool tweeters at the #140conf, and they said that it was certainly worth a shot.

That night (Saturday), the concept so appealed to me as a way to encourage people to get people fit in a way that's fun for them on the weekend that the minute I got home after our fun night, I got on Go Daddy and quickly reserved the domain, (site to come).
By Sunday, I became even more excited.

So will you join me
in spreading the word and in helping to evolve this fun fitness event,
which you can do anywhere around the world?

Just share what you're planning for Sneaker Saturday. Or talk about what it means to you.

Please help me to make this a fun, worldwide 52-week phenomenon.

I'm back after my first Sneaker Saturday fun. Took an exhilarating, serotonin-producing, rainy, hair-curly bide ride. Had a blast nonetheless and made it to the Statue of Liberty.

The challenges I faced in the trip exemplified what we authors, marketers, speakers, health experts, bloggers, marketing people, tweeters, etc. need to do: We need to lean on each other for help.

You see, while almost at Battery Park, the bike trail was closed off and there appeared to be no way to get there so I could see the Statue of Liberty (my destination).

I tried to go another way. Didn't work. I was about to give up when I saw a jogger going another direction. So I asked him and then a traffic cop for help. Lo and behold, they told me about a route I'd never tried — one that, incidentally, was so OBVIOUS!!! It just goes to show that you need to ask for help to get somewhere.

What did you do for #SneakerSaturday

Please tweet about your #SneakerSaturday experiences. And follow me on Twitter @SmartHabitsGirl

Get Help to Lose Weight, Tone Up & Unwind — Just Visit Me All Over the Internet

Thousands of you often write to me to ask questions and seek tips on
how to kick sugar or resolve other health issues and counter-productive
habits, etc. Unfortunately, I can't personally reply to all of you —
just don't have the time — but you can find me all over the internet.

Below you'll find a list of places where you can find me, as well as get information, tips, articles, links and much more:

By the way, I want to thank my friend Jimmy Moore, for giving me the idea to create a post like this after I saw a similiar post on his Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Blog about how to find him all over the Internet.

FlyLady Helps You Clear Your Clutter — Join Her Thriving Community Now

Did you catch the wonderful Flylady Marla Cilley today?

She brings help and hope to those of you, who are overwhelmed with clutter and a mood-destroying state of CHAOS
(Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome).

Listen now to this exciting program where you'll get
entertained, motivated and helped to move away from CHAOS and move
toward comfort, compassion and joy with the much-acclaimed Marla

As promised, here are some links to Marla's exciting, helpful programs:

Again, to listen to today's show, just go here, at your convenience.

Here's a tiny URL for the show that begins at 2 pm EST today.

Remember, tomorrow I'm hosting a Gab With the Gurus Radio Show about Facebook and on Friday, Montel Williams will come on the show.

Good Health Now: Learn 5 Habits to Turn Your Life Around With “Health Ranger” Mike Adams

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Want to become more healthy? Wondering what are the first steps you should take?

Get some hot health secrets Wed., Feb. 11 from the renowned "Health Ranger" Mike Adams, editor of, who will share Five Healthy Habits to Turn Your Life Around.

This telesminar/webinar — which you can listen to live at 5:30 p.m. EST or later, at your convenience — is part of the Thrive (Don't Just Survive) program, which presents 12 experts telling you how to lose weight, release toxins, learn EFT, reduce stress, become more spiritual and much more.

Everyone can attend this program.

First off, all "Thrive" sessions — including the one with Mike Adams — are free when they take place at 5:30 pm EST. In addition, they're free for 24 hours afterward.

Get ready for an exciting program with Mike Adams, who was once a poster child for bad health.

Now a model of health, Mike was once chronically besieged by borderline obesity, diabetes, depression and severe back pain.

Like many Americans, he also used to eat "anything" he craved — sodas, pizza, donuts, milk, hamburgers, etc.

But one day, while trapped in disease, he "woke up." Now, he helps millions on his wildly popular website,, learn how to prevent disease and claim good health instead.

Sign up now for this exciting Thrive (Don't Just Survive) program so you can get help from many experts, and of course, you'll also learn five secrets from Mike to help you stop being so wiped out and to quit relying on these energy-depleting, artificial stimulants for quick, short-lived energy bursts.

What's more, Mike will give you simple ideas so you can get the zest and stamina that you urgently need.

Overweight? Unfit? Lonely? Get Secrets of the Stars & Find the Love of Your Life (No Matter What Your Age) — Catch Gab With the Gurus Radio Shows with Arielle Ford, Gina Lombardi, Mary Tedesco & Howard Bragman

Did you know that it's important to "live as if" when it comes to love?

Are you aware that it's important to set your intention and create a list of what traits you want your soulmate to possess?

you are hip to the fact that you should "savor the waiting" for your
soulmate to arrive rather than grouse about your loneliness?

So suggests the acclaimed Arielle Ford, author of the exciting new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attraction and her companion Soulmate Secret CD.

If you're single or unattached, you'll want to get Arielle's valuable tips and tactics. Just listen to the exciting Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Arielle Ford.

Tune in now with and let Arielle tell you how to find Mr. or Ms. Right.

the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show can come to your rescue if you're
tired of lugging around excess weight and if you yearn for a hot, trim,
toned Hollywood body.

For instance, did you know that exercise is the best happy pill out there?

Or have you ever tired taking a photo of your behind? This'll give you the motivational boost you need to get a better body.

And are you one of the smart ones who pack your own food?

Get juicy tips such as these from renowned fitness trainers Gina Lombardi and Tedesco and PR veteran Howard Bragman.

Listen now to learn Secrets of the Stars so you, too, can get the slim, toned body you deserve.

Then, tune in nor or later to get Secrets to Attracting Your Soulmate with Arielle Ford.

Please also support our guests and the wonderful work they do.

For instance, I urge you to get Arielle's fabulous, hopeful new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attraction and her companion Soulmate Secret CD.

In addition, you're invited to get Deadline Fitness: Tone Up and Slim Down When Every Minute Counts

And can learn more valuable information by getting veteran PR man Howard Bragman's fascinating new book, Where's My Fifteen Minutes? Give Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition You Deserve.

Get Secrets of the Stars With Gina Lombardi, Mary Tedesco & Howard Bragman & Learn Soulmate Secrets With Arielle Ford

Let's face it. We're all fascinated, intrigued and influenced by toned celebrities, movie stars, divas, rock stars, models, moguls and movers.

We want to know — whether or not we admit it (and my clients are honest enough with me to own up to this burning desire) — is: How do we get gorgeous, trim, tight bodies like theirs?

Even if we all can't look like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow or Andy Garcia,  could we at least get their massive amounts of energy, clear skin, bright-eyed demeanor, exuberant attitude and svelte shape?

What do these high-paid stars know that us normal folks don't? And what hot health and lifestyle secrets can we learn from them?

Because you've been pounding down my door (well, more like inundating me with e-mails) asking questions like these, I realized that you're absolutely starving. And not just for food. You want information.

You yearn to know, "How can I have a hot Hollywood body, too?"

I'm here to help you.

Gina Lombardi(Drum roll, please.)

Join me Fri., Jan. 23 at 12 noon Eastern for the first "Health & Lifestyle Secrets of the Stars" segment on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show, when my guests help you get that body you're craving.

My first guest is renowned TV personality and celebrity fitness trainer Gina Lombardi,  who has helped numerous stars in shape.

Gina has worked with such celebrities as Andy Garcia, Catherine Bell, Kevin James, Isaac Hayes, Leah Remini, Val Kilmer, Kirstie Alley, Sally Pressman, Clementine Ford, Robert Towne,
Kevin James, Beck, Chick Corea, Les Moonves, Beth Sullivan and many more.

Gina — whose exciting new book, Deadline Fitness: Tone Up and Slim Down When Every Minute Counts,
is hot off the presses — will share some celebrity tips and tricks that us non-stars can use to get in shape or sculpt a leaner, sexier body in time for a special event like a wedding, a high school reunion, a big party or a hot date. (Sounds pretty enticing, doesn't it?)

Just as Gina helps celebrities get ready for the big awards ceremony or movie role, she'll help you to become the great shape you once were — or to reach the desired size of your dreams.

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In addition, you'll also get helpful Secrets of the Stars from fitness trainer Mary Tedesco, who is Martha Stewart's fitness trainer.

You can watch Mary here on the "Martha Stewart Show" to get some ideas to build a better body.

For instance, you can learn about Stress-Reducing, Immune-Boosting workouts, which incorporate both pilates and weight training.


My final guest on the first "Secrets of the Stars" segment is veteran public relations man Howard Bragman.

Howard is CEO of the PR agency Fifteen Minutes; founding partner of Bragman Nyman Cafarelli, the largest entertainment PR firm in the world; and author of the fascinating new book, Where's My Fifteen Minutes? Give Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition You Deserve.

Join us Fri., Jan. 23 at 12 p.m. Eastern on the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to get Secrets of the Stars with Gina Lombardi, Mary Tedesco and Howard Bragman.

Remember, if you can't catch us live, you can always listen later, at any time.

On Friday, at 1 p.m. EST, right after the show with Gina, Mary and Howard, you also can get help and hope if you're re single,Arielle_ford lonely, frustrated, discouraged, never married, divorced or widowed.

That's right. I'm presenting a special, second Gab With the Gurus Radio show Friday, Jan. 23 with the renowned Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attrction and a companion Soulmate Secret CD.

(FYI, this show, which I initially announced on my new Gab With the Gurus Blog, had to be rescheduled from last week because we were only about 10 minutes into the radio show last week when we were knocked off the air due to technical difficulties.) My wonderful guest has graciously agreed to come back and do the interview again.

Arielle — who manifested the love of her life at age 44, will give you valuable info so you, too, can find your true love and experience a deeply loving and fulfilling relationship.

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If you're unattached, you'll definitely want to listen to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with Arielle Ford.

You'll also want to get her fabulous new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attrction and a companion Soulmate Secret CD.

Arielle — who is acclaimed for launching
the careers of numerous mega-bestselling authors, including the
renowned Deepak Chopra — will
talk about this ancient attract-what-you-want formula so that you can
draw into your life people and things that are consistent with your
personal belief system.

For instance, Arielle will tell you about techniques,
rituals and projects that you can undertake to help prepare your home,
body, mind and spirit for the soulmate your heart desires and deserves.

Singles, divorced people and widowers, you need to listen to
this show no matter what your age.

You'll be shocked and thrilled upon learning about The Soulmate Secret. Amazingly, this technique even worked for Arielle's 80-year-old mother-in-law, Peggy!

If you're serious
about finding Big Love in your life in 2009, now is the time to take
action. Listen to this Gab With the Gurus radio show and then take action by buying
Arielle's new book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life With the Law of Attrction.

So tune in twice Friday — or later, at any time, to the Gab With the Gurus Radio Show.

First, get Secrets of the Stars from Gina, Mary and Howard.

Then, catch Arielle Ford's inspiring interview, so you can learn to find the love of your life.

Thanks, as usual, to Blog Talk Radio (where the show is hosted),
because their amazing software lets you listen to the show live or
later, at your convenience.

Toss the Toxins to Lose Weight & Get Healthy Now

Come learn how to Thrive (Don't Just Survive) with us.

Session 3 continues at 5:30 p.m. today (Wed.) with the renowned health and nutrition expert J.J. Virgin, formerly the nutrition consultant for Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Challenge.

She'll tell you how to Toss the Toxins & Get Healthy in the New Year.

To sign up, go to

This program is free for 24 hours.

You can join us via phone or webcast — it's your choice.

Learn more now.