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Zumba® Happy & Zumba High Today

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Today, I’m Zumba® happy, thanks to this morning’s exhilarating, upbeat, high-energy class, which combined salsa, merengue, mambo, squats, lunges and many other fitness steps. If you’re not among the 15 million fans, who take Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations in 180 countries, you’re missing out on so much fun! You’re missing an invigorating, fun, high-intensity, calorie-burning […]

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Take Charge of Your Stress & Sleep: Two Keys to Live Life Well

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Are you overwhelmed by stress? And are you sleep deprived?
These are two vital areas in life that you can and should change. And gaining control over these areas can help you get a fabulous life.
Listen to this powerful Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with the amazing to learn more about how to take charge of your life when it comes to both stress and sleep.
My first guest, which is part of the Gab with the Gurus 3-Year Anniversary celebration, is Lauren E. Miller, author of 99 Things You Wish You Knew Before. . . Stressing Out.
Next, make sure to listen to this fabulous interview with Dr. Breus, author of the fabulous book, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep:
Right now, I’m listening again to the second half of the Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with Dr. Breus. You will find out:
How being sleep deprived is the worst thing for your weight.
How the more sleep deprived you are, the slower your metabolism.
How you can lose weight just by sleeping!
One thing NOT to do if you wake up in the middle of the night.
How not enough sleep leads you to eat more sweets and culprit carbs.
About a hormone that makes you eat — this is triggered when you don’t get enough sleep.
What one incredibly simple thing you can do to take charge of your sleep.
How to figure out how much sleep you need.
How yoga and acupuncture can help you sleep.
When to power off and have “an electronic curfew.”
The best way to fall asleep.
How to catch up if you’re sleep deprived.
Whether or not to nap.
How to get sleep while you’re on the road. (These are awesome tips.)
What the scoop is about melatonin and valerian root.
Listen now to these fascinating Gab with the Gurus interviews in honor of our three-year anniversary.
Listen to internet radio with Gab With the Gurus on Blog Talk Radio

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It’s International Coaching Week: Call Me Friday 3 to 5 pm EST

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It’s International Coaching Week through Feb. 13.
In honor of this week-long global celebration of the coaching profession, I’ll be taking calls and giving YOU complimentary 20-minute Strategy Sessions for 2 hours this Friday, from 3 to 5 pm EST.
(If you call during that time and I’m busy, I’ll call you back by the 13th, when International Coaching Week ends.)
That’s right — YOU can call me, and I’ll call you right back so you can get a taste of coaching and how it can help you.
In your FR*EE Strategy Session, we’ll zero in on your goals and dreams, whether it’s kicking sugar, writing a book or finding the love of your life.
To get details on how to reach me for your complimentary Strategy Session, join my Facebook Smart Habits Fans page.
Originally founded in 1999 by ICF member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, International Coaching Week is “a designated time each year for coaches and clients to educate the general public about the value of working with a professional coach and to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.”
This week is a “perfect time for coaches to get out in their communities and show people what coaching is and how it can benefit their lives.”
As my clients have found, coaching has been proven “to help people attain their personal and professional goals and those who use it can expect to see a solid return on their investment.”
Talk to you Friday from 3 to 5 pm EST? To learn how to reach me, get details at my Smart Habits Fans page on Facebook.

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Get Your Gift: Be Calm this Holiday Season

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This holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice NOT to be stressed out?
To give this a more positive spin, would you like to be calm, relaxed and refreshed?
Break away from your worries.
Join creative visualization expert Debra Berndt, the Love-Mind Expert, and me for 3 soothing, guided visualizations. This is our holiday gift to you.
Claim your gift now. Just listen here (below), or go to our replay page.
Relieve Holiday Stress with us now.
You’ll feel renewed and rejuvenated after hearing Debra’s soothing voice and meditation. Now learn about her amazing s Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Set (4 MP3s).

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Heartfelt Holiday Gifts

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Wow! What a wonderful Gab With the Gurus Radio Show about Heartfelt Holiday Gifts today!
Five charming, dazzling guests just appeared on the show to offer you suggestions for Heartfelt Holiday Gifts.
1) In this Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show on BlogTalkRadio.com, you’ll hear from Randi Luckman, founder of HealthGifts.com, who tells you (drum roll here…) about The Sweeter Life Gift Basket that we’ve developed for you.
Please note that the gift shown to your left is her Stress Buster package. Tomorrow, you’ll get details about the contents of our new Sweeter Life Gift Basket.
2) In addition, on this this Heartfelt Holiday Gifts show, you’ll also get inspirational, heartwarming Gifts_Giving_Back suggestions and thought-provoking thoughts about gift-giving from the renowned Gift Guru Robyn Spizman, founder of TheGiftionary.com.
TheGiftionary.com has thousands of ideas that can help you to show your loved ones you care by offering Gifts That Give Back.
3) Meanwhile, Debra Berndt, creative-visualization guru and love-mind expert Debra Berndt, tells you about two life-changing products that she’s steeply discounting just for you.
You can get her soothing Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Hypnosis Set (4 MP3s).
You’ll be shocked when you learn how the low price at which she’s offering them to you.
To get your special discount, all you Relax set CRS-2 need to do is type in the code “sweet” to get the special discount.)
To get a flavor for Debra’s amazing talents at relaxing you, check out our free, soothing holiday gift. That’s right — you get a free download from our Relieve Holiday Stress program which we held last week.
We’re offering this present to you as our way of wishing you a happy, healthy, calm holiday. You can listen to your audio download now, through the end of the month.
To get there quickly and easily, just go to http://tinyurl.com/RelieveHolidayStress.
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4) You’ll also hear from Arielle Fierman, who creates amazing jewelry, especially the I Love You rings shown above).

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Connie’s Confession: I’m a Health Hypocrite! Help Each Other

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Normally, I don’t reveal my vulnerabilities here, on this Sugar Shock Blog. Nor do I share a personal plight, but today, I feel a need to confess to you that I feel like the ultimate Health Hypocrite.
Sure, I eat healthy, wholesome, real foods. Yes, I religiously avoid sugary foods and carbs — and have since 1998 with only a handful of very minor infractions. I don’t even smoke anymore. (Inhaling two packs of cigarettes is a thing of the past.) What’s more, I’ve been shunning caffeine since a doctor suggested I do so more than a decade ago. And I don’t even chew sugar-less gum or eat candies with artificial sweeteners anymore. In addition, I’ve triumphed over my diet soda slugging. Plus, I’m huge exercise aficionado. But feeding my body well and moving just aren’t nearly enough.
Sleep My body craves — as does yours — ample sleep. We desperately need those zzzzzz’s.Otherwise, I’m headed for sniffles, sneezing, coughing and congestion.
Well, lately — especially in the last week — I haven’t walked my talk. Despite the fact that I know about the wonders of a good night’s sleep and I’m even mentioning it as a “Smart Diet Habit” in my next book, I skimped on sleep myself last week. Now that I’m a health coach, I’m not going to indulge in self-blame. Rather, I’m going to use this realization as an opportunity.
The irony is that lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about and striving to do excellent self-care, because of my training as a health counselor and life coach and because I’ve been completing Cheryl Richardson’s fabulous book, Take Time for Your Life, which was required reading for my life coaching program through iPEC.
I even just bought Cheryl Richardson’s latest book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, this weekend at this remarkable Hay House ouse Movers & Shakers conference. Both books have motivated me to think a lot about how we all will benefit if we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to treating ourselves with respect and reverence, even it it means we have to let go of current projects and disappoint people.
Well, despite my commitment to treating myself right, last week, I neglected my needs when it came to snoozing. You see, I felt compelled to help you you a lot this month.

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7 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

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While 'tis the season to be merry, for many of us, it's also a season for stress, anxiety and angst, which leads us to behave in ways we're sure to regret later. During this time of year, people often resort to bad habits–they may cave into sugar cravings, go for the booze and overdose on […]

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Relieve Holiday Stress With Us & 3 Tips to Calm You Down

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During the holidays, millions get stressed out and anxious. In fact, research shows that people overwhelmed and anxious more now than any other time of the year.
As we all know, being stressed out can lead to overeating or binging, short tempers, neglecting exercise, arguments with your loved ones and ignoring your needs.
To help you out, I’m presenting a life-changing teleseminar, Relieve Holiday Stress on Wed., Dec. 2 at 8 pm EST, with Debra Berndt, an acclaimed master of creative visualization and author of the upcoming book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner.
Our Release Holiday Stress teleseminar on Dec. 2 at 8 pm — which is free to attend live and also available via audio replay — may help you to:
* Lose or maintain weight;
* Be happier throughout the holiday season and beyond;
* Relax around your family and friends;
* Curb your sugar cravings;
* Find love or get along better with your partner;
* Feel good about your body no matter what;
* Be calm when you’re short on funds;
* Attract money;
* Exude confidence; and
* Become the master of your life by dissolving your stresses
In addition to presenting this Release Holiday Stress teleseminar, we’re also offering 3 Tips to Calm You Down now:
1. Transform your thoughts. While you may not be able to alter your circumstances, you can change the way you think about them. For instance, when you start to get upset about about your annoying Aunt Jean, who is prying into your love life, or your cousin Cindy, who keeps urging you to try her apple pie and other sugary “goodies,” take a deep breath and interrupt your negative thoughts. Then, see these circumstances with rose-colored glasses. Your Aunt Jean and cousin Cindy are just showing that they love you. Tap into how they feel for you. Be thankful that they’re so concerned, even if the way that they show it is misguided. Now, see your situation calmly, with gratitude instead.