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Scared of “over-sharing?” Where to draw the line when you’re writing (or speaking) in public.

Scared of “over-sharing?” Where to draw the line when you’re writing (or speaking) in public.

Two public speakers. Same topic: how to change your life for the better.   The first speaker shares a list of facts — statistics about the number of people who are unhappy in their careers, the health benefits of relaxation, and how to re-wire your brain to achieve goals, faster. Great facts. All true. All…

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I see you.

I see you.

  Hey.   I see you.   Doing your thing. Building your career. Taking care of your body. Raising your kids. Living your life.   Trying your best.   Your best.   (Or at least, the best you can manage … with the tools that you’ve currently got.)   Your best.   (But not your…

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I am a woman. This is my body. And I am not ashamed.

I am a woman. This is my body. And I am not ashamed.

“I just got some super-exciting news. I wanted to call and tell you about it.”   I was breathless with excitement and pride, bouncing up and down in my seat.   “My new TV show — the web series that I’ve been working on, all year long — just got picked up by MariaShriver.com. They’re…

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Ready to go off the deep end? (It’s all going down in 2 days.)

Ready to go off the deep end? (It’s all going down in 2 days.)

Not long ago, a woman declared that I’d really “gone off the deep end.”   She didn’t mean it as a compliment.   But I took it as one.   See, I believe that when people begin to feel threatened by you — so threatened that they feel a need to shut you down and…

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Suffering is highly educational. Don’t skip your lessons.

Suffering is highly educational. Don’t skip your lessons.

In the personal development industry, people are obsessed with getting rid of “negative emotions.”     “Change your thoughts!” “Recite positive affirmations!” “Re-frame the situation!” “Go to your happy place!” “Suffering is optional!” “You deserve to be joyful!” “Happy, happy, haaaapppppy!”     Believe me — I love being happy. And as a life coach,…

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Step into the deep end, hon. (The water’s fine!)

Step into the deep end, hon. (The water’s fine!)

When somebody says, “You’ve really gone off the deep end…”   Honey? That’s a compliment.   The shallow end is no fun.   The deep end is where it’s at.   You know you’re living in the deep end when you …   Love without reservation. Your walls are down. Your armor is off. You…

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Life Is Delicious TV Episode 2 live!

Life Is Delicious TV Episode 2 live!

“I’m sooo busy!”    It’s the three-word battle cry for a generation of women who wear their busyness like a badge of honor.    Kids. Partners. Careers. Volunteer work. A never-ending stream of “I’d be glad to!” and “Of course!”   But one woman is saying: enough!   In this episode of Life Is Delicious TV, host Susan Hyatt lays…

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How To Gain Tons Of Weight + Feel Totally Miserable … In Just Twelve Weeks, Or Less!

Tired of fitting into your favorite clothes?   Sick of feeling confident and sexy in your new bikini?   Feeling left out when your girlfriends moan about how much they hate their bodies? Want to get in on the action?   You can do it. I promise.   If you’re trying to gain weight as…

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THE moment that led to my 35-pound weight loss.

THE moment that led to my 35-pound weight loss.

Mommy, look! I took a picture!”   My little Emily was so full of joy, proudly showing me a photo that she’d snapped with her daddy’s camera. A photo of me. In a swimsuit.   To her? It was a work of art.   To me? It was disturbing.   This was eight years ago, and…

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If I’m so smart, why can’t I lose weight?

If I’m so smart, why can’t I lose weight?

It’s a really good question.   It’s also the title of a book that changed my life — written by a woman named Brooke who went on to become my personal weight loss coach, then friend, and later, my business collaborator.   So many women wrestle with this question.   I hear the pain, the…

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