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4 Ways A Habit Tracker Helps You Succeed

4 Ways A Habit Tracker Helps You Succeed

How many of us have tried to establish a new habit and failed miserably? {Yes, that's all of us.} Starting new habits is hard. Studies show it takes a minimum of 21 days for a habit to stick; complicated habits take even longer. But just because it take a long time...

Holiday Season Survival Guide

Holiday Season Survival Guide

This post first ran on my old blog onbalance in 2009. Hard to believe it's been EIGHT YEARS since then. But you know what? When advice is solid, it lasts. I've updated the post a bit with some new tips to help you stay healthy and balanced through the holidays.  ...

Body Blessing Meditation

Body Blessing Meditation

One of my big goals for this year was to act intentionally. It's so easy to go on auto-pilot, checking off the to-do lists that make up our lives. But I've learned that I have a greater sense of balance and ease when I make conscious decisions about how to use my time...

10 Best Wellness Gifts

10 Best Wellness Gifts

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Running on Balance. Looking for the perfect gift for someone you love where the thought really does count? My 10 best wellness gifts are hand-picked with thoughtfulness and love. Each of the 10 best wellness...

Gift Guide for Fitness Fanatics

Gift Guide for Fitness Fanatics

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Running on Balance. Have a fitness fanatic (or a wannabe fitness fanatic) on your holiday shopping list? You've come to the right place: I've compiled a gift guide for fitness fanatics to help! I've got you...

What to Eat After Exercise

What to Eat After Exercise

Have you ever finished an absolutely rocking workout and then a few hours later either fallen asleep or felt so hungry you could eat a horse? If you knew what to eat after exercise, you could avoid both of these situations! Let's think first about what happens inside...

3 Pitfalls of Early Parenting

3 Pitfalls of Early Parenting

Being a parent is hard. While we hear a lot about babies and cuddles, there are big challenges in the early months and years of parenting. Even though my babies are all in school now, I work with clients who are still in the trenches of early parenting. It's hard...

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I'm Karen. Wife to one, mom to three, and coach to many. Read along for my musings about cultivating a well-balanced life where I always strive to fit in fitness.

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