I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. They are far too often something that we set for ourselves on January 1st and then forget about by February 1st. Sure, the start of the new year is a great time to reflect and create new goals, but in reality, this reflection and goal setting should happen on a continuous basis year round.

A word of the year

So in lieu of New Year’s Resolutions, a few years ago I decided to choose a word of the year for myself. This word would be my theme for the year so to speak. Something that reminds me what…


We’ve been doing it for months now. But have we really gotten it down yet? Now with the holidays upon us, and COVID cases on the rise, it is as important as ever to take care of ourselves at work and, well, at home.

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Here are some healthy work from home tips:

  1. Routines — Do you even remember your regular routines? If you need a reminder, it probably went something like this, wake up, get dressed/get ready, make coffee, have breakfast, commute to work, work for about 8 hours taking a lunch break half way through, then commute home. Sound familiar? Now that you cut your commute time…

It’s been several months now of working from home and hopefully, for most of you, working out from home. Some gyms have reopened in most cities, but if you’re finding yourself hesitant to go back to the gym, here are some tips to keep your home workouts enjoyable and sustainable.

  1. Create a space free of distractions. The best thing about going to a gym is that it is NOT at home where there are a million distractions i.e. kids and pets running around and a long to-do list staring you in the face. So how can you get that same…

I may sound weird saying this, but I actually enjoy grocery shopping, that is when I follow the best practices I’ve learned below. Try these tips for a better shopping experience and food shopping won’t feel like such a chore anymore.

Tips for smarter grocery shopping:

  1. Make a list — Whether you use paper and pen or make a list on your phone, the number one thing you can do prior to grocery shopping is to make a list with only your immediate needs and stick to it. This will help you to get in and out of the store rather than standing there thinking…

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Yes, women cheat too, but let’s face it, women way too often put up with lying cheating boyfriends, fiances, and husbands. Before I dive into further research, here are my hypotheses for why men cheat, including logical explanations only.

  1. He has an undiagnosed Dissociative Personality Disorder where he goes into a fugue state and is completely unaware of his actions.
  2. He was abducted by aliens who either switched his brain or ate part of his heart.
  3. He was forced to under gun point.
  4. His mother told him to.
  5. He has a serious medical condition in which he can only pee…

How I lost 10 pounds and gained it all back plus some

The motivation

I was looking in the mirror trying on my bridesmaid dress for an upcoming wedding (one of the upcoming weddings. I was in two back to back) and I HATED what I saw. The dress fit, but it was totally uncomfortable and there was this bulge of fat poking through where my flat abs were supposed to be. I just can’t let this happen I thought. And it was then that I committed myself to lose weight.

I had two months until the first wedding and three months until the second wedding for which I wasn’t so concerned about because…


Dear friend,

It’s hard to write this letter because I care so much about you yet the words don’t come easy. I really want to ask, how are you? Are you ok? But in times like these it just doesn’t seem like enough. I can’t even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now and how you have been feeling for your entire life. I won’t ever know the experience of being a Black person in America, but I will try to understand, for you, my friend. You don’t have to share anything you don’t want to. You don’t…


All of my life I have “struggled with my weight”. And when I say struggle, I don’t mean I’m obese or have health issues. What I mean is I have always struggled with what my weight says about me and how it makes me feel. I’ve never been obese, but at one point I was overweight. I have a small frame. I’m petite and just 5’1.5” (yes I need to add in that extra half inch.) so every pound seemed to count as well.

What I’ve come to realize is that my real problem wasn’t with the number on the…


We’re all familiar with the idea of work-life balance. It’s a term overused by companies when they attempt to describe their org culture, but it’s also something that many of us strive for; the perfect balance of work and life.

The idea of work-life balance makes the assumptions that the workplace and home are physically separate, that work is primarily performed as an employee, and life and work are completely separate entities. Especially during the current climate of the world where we are all stuck at home, this is just not possible. …

Audrey Del Prete

I help busy working professionals who struggle with work/life balance and want to make time for healthy lifestyle changes. | https://www.alwaysfitcoaching.com

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