How would you like to give your kid a present that will help shape their adulthood mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally, while guiding them to avoid lifestyle disease, all without spending a dime? Provide them what my father provided me: Beginning at toddler age, take them on periodic walks. I recommend this not from a parent’s…

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In preparing for my upcoming keynote address, I soberly contemplated what insights to share with a group of impressive young women about the road ahead, their place in the world, and the challenges they would need to overcome. Given the honor and responsibility of inspiring these women, I took the opportunity to reflect on my…

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I’ve spent the last 40 years exercising. Well, not perpetually. But I’ve been vigilant about allocating a little time each day for a workout, with varying intensity. For half of those 40 years, the need to exercise stemmed from a struggle with my weight. As I zeroed in on a weight that felt permissible, I…

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Much acclaim is associated with Laura Vanderkam’s exploration of the myths, misconceptions, and outright misallocations of time that contribute to sabotaging our lifestyles. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think is the book title that I’ve been repeating like a mantra as of late. Perhaps the only book that examines the subject of…

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Welcome to the first in a series of WAC posts inviting you to rediscover the concept of the weekend getaway! If there’s one thing we’ve become pretty good at, it’s finding ways to unplug and treat ourselves to little adventures that enrich our lives. Our part of the country has much to offer in the…

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When asked to write this post, I enthusiastically agreed, feeling a bit virtuous having cleansed my diet of both sugar and wheat almost entirely for six months. Early last May, I woke up one morning and decided to eliminate sugar and cut way back on carbohydrates. I’d done this before, but never with much success…

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Last Thursday our small but mighty Women’s Advancement Compact team joined hundreds of other courageous people to scale a NYC skyscraper from the inside, Story by Story, and in the process raised big bucks for the important not-for-profit InMotion. Now, I’ve climbed some stair in my day (as long as I have 2 functioning legs,…

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Interacting with a city by bike is an optimal way to take in a landscape at eye level.  A two-wheeled velocity keeps pace with urban streets and yet you move slow enough to observe and absorb the city’s unceasing energy.  I rent a bike when visiting new places to achieve this very sensation. I can…

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One of the more provocative polling questions asked during the Women’s Advancement Compact launch was about exercise: True or False: “walking 20 minutes a day can result in a decreased risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and a heightened sense of well being”- The crowd was split as they punched in…

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