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looking for a new career with chronic illness
Debilitating chronic illness can lead to twisting career turns to accommodate waxing and waning symptoms.  Sometimes it means  "reinventing yourself"  to be able to keep working in some capacity. That was my story.  After 25 years of working in multimedia  (photographer, producer, production company v.p. sales , public school communications teacher and college professor), I threw in the towel when I became too sick to work at any full time job. When I wanted to return to work after a few years, I realized it had to be different.  I couldn't find work that could accommodate my health in my former career...

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posture and aging
"Stand up straight!" "Get your shoulders back!" Did you ever hear those words from your parents or a coach? Being conscious of how we carry ourselves is the key to good posture.  However, contrary to popular belief, good posture is more than just pulling your shoulders back and standing up straight. Yes, those are very important factors in having good posture, but having a strong core and lower body strength is equally important. Our upper body makes up 70% of our total body weight; the remaining 30% is comprised of our core and legs, which supports our upper body. If your...

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ab exercise
Oh, how I wish there was an exercise that would get rid of the myth that doing tons of leg lifts will somehow force the fat off your thighs, or that hundreds of crunches can help melt the body fat off your waist. Sorry to wreck your plans of doing 1000 sit ups tonight before bedtime but, here are a few hard-ab facts: body fat will not automatically move away from any area of your body just because the muscle underneath it has become stronger. That's just not how it works. SEE SPOT RUN  The idea of "spot reduction," (pinpointing...
silly exercise
Most people would lose it if their boss suggested they work 7 days a week with no end in sight, or go for years without a vacation?but ask someone to take a break from their fitness routine, and they'll actually fight you on it tooth and nail. I know this, because for years I have suggested that all my clients take a planned break from their usual exercise regimen about every 3 months or so, and honestly, if you could see their faces when I do, you?d think I had told them that Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra just got...

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tools to change your world
  Some  would say that social media tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin) have changed the world.  Hyperbole?  Maybe, but for many of us who live with chronic illness it's pretty darn close. Why those who live with illness, in particular?  Well, everyone would agree that social media increases access, crossing boundaries and allows you to go deep into new territory.   It opens your world to new information and people.  Now consider how valuable this is when your physical resources are diminished and limited.  For those of us who live with chronic illness and want to find jobs or build our business, the energy...

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