Category: Personal Growth

Be authentic and deepen your connection with yourself and others

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Written by: Donna Hutchinson When I got serious about becoming a professional speaker about ten years ago I joined an organization to help me learn more about speaking. It was called CAPS which is the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. It was an exciting group of people to be around because they were all so […]

Is your busy stressed out life sucking the joy from your life?


Written by: Donna Hutchinson Its eleven thirty and you are absolutely worn out. You’ve had yet another busy day of packing the kids lunches, getting them off to school, laundry, dishes, checking email, ironing, working, meetings, returning phones calls, checking email, soccer practice, making dinner, checking more email, helping the kids with homework, sixty minutes at spin […]

To Be Truly Alive, Dare Greatly


In the summer of 2012 I took a leap of faith and dared greatly when I decided to begin a business partnership with Donna Hutchinson. I was excited and absolutely terrified. Although I had twenty years’ experience in the fitness industry, I felt that becoming an entrepreneur was way over my head. A big part […]

Mental Tip-The Courge to Share, Be Open and Vulnerable

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Written by Susana Abreu When we think of courage, with tend to think of heroic acts, such as saving a live or surviving a terminal illness. Although these are in fact heroic actions, there is also something called “ordinary courage,” and such is normally dismissed by most of us. Doctor Brene Brown author of The Gifts […]

Mental Tip-Surviving Your MidLife Unraveling


Before I get into this topic I would like to first recommend a powerful book that both Susana and I are reading called, The Gifts of Imperfection – Letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are written by Brene Brown, PhD. She is an amazing writer and story teller and this segment […]

Sprinkle The Sparkle Back Into Your Life – Thirty days to sparkling transformation

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About twenty days ago I decided to go on a thirty day journey to bring a little sparkle back into my life on a daily basis. I was hesitant at first to tell anyone for fear I wouldn’t be able to find a sparkly moment everyday day for thirty days but I’m happy to report […]

What will you do differently in 2013?

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I don’t know why but the end of the year always make me feel like reflecting on the year gone past. I like to look back and ask myself, what did I learn this year and what will I do differently next year? Each year brings new opportunities and I’m full of hope for the future. This year […]

Evolution or Revolution in the Fitness Industry

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Evolution or Revolution in the Fitness Industry – Written by Susana Abreu Twenty years ago, when I began my career as a fitness professional, it seemed clear to me what the fitness industry was all about: sculpting bodies, boosting societal status and being on the forefront of new trends that made fitness more fun and […]

How to Successfully Attend a Fitness Workshop

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It dawned on me that after twenty years in the fitness industry I don’t think there has ever been a workshop or article that has addressed the topic of how to successfully attend a fitness workshop and I knew I just had to write one. But first before I share my tips on how to […]

Five Steps to Mastery

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I recently attended the IDEA World Fitness conference in Los Angeles as a delegate and not as a speaker. Typically when I speak at conferences the focus is on speaking and I don’t often get a chance to attend sessions. This time, I wanted to put myself back in learning mode and attend as a […]