6 Morning Rituals

I have such a love/hate relationship with mornings.  Love -- I'm most productive when I hit the ground running, when I wake up and get the day started.  Dislike, because, well, I love to sleep and to fell my best I require a good eight hours each night.  I do my best writing in the mornings, it's when I'm the most focused, but that's also because I get a little help from my good friend, coffee.  My most productive and streamlined days happen when I follow a schedule and these 6 morning rituals set me on the path to success each day. 

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What I Wore :: Old Navy Style

I wear a lot of jackets.  That's not metaphorically, as in "I wear a lot of hats," but I literally have 20+ blazers or jackets hanging in my closet.  It's my look, because they pull together an outfit with minimal effort. Think jeans with a blazer, and depending on the amount of walking/standing, flats or heels.  Super easy, very chic.

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Meet the First Lady of Dare Devil Flying

The elite United States Navy Blue Angels perform jaw dropping stunts around the United States. The pilot of the C-130, affectionately known as the "Fat Albert," is breaking barriers and making history. Captain Katie Higgins is the first female Blue Angels pilot. She recently performed at the United States Naval Academy Air Show and it was a homecoming for her. Higgins is from Maryland. She attended the Naval Academy and graduated in 2008. I met with her in Annapolis, Maryland and we spoke about being a trailblazer for women.

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Making Life Healthy : 7 Steps for Active Recovery

I jokingly said the other day "I feel as if I have a wellness team" but after giving it some thought, I found it to be quite accurate.  When boiled down, most of that informal "team" is made up of experts who work in an area of fitness or wellness.  But to bring it full circle, part of it is accepting that I need to take greater care of my body (and mind) as I age and the other is the willingness to do it. Today, I'm sharing the 7 steps that I take to recover from a workout.

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