Exercise and the Inner Critic

Today’s chapter of The Perfection Detox was “Change Your Relationship with Exercise.” Petra’s words were, “a day for me would be defined as good or bad depending on the length and quality of my workout routines.” As for me, I … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Casting a Cloud Over Your Life?

It must have been the day that the universe decided I needed to be hit over the head by media against spending too much time on media (social, that is). First, it was a book I’m currently reading- and it’s … Continue reading

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Mom Work

My son turns 5 tomorrow.  Before morphing into mom, I cannot imagine what I did with all the time in the day.  Now, I speak for every parent when I say there aren’t enough hours in the day!  I am … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Sleep

Last weekend, I led a lecture to a group of university students on Preventing Burnout. The simplest yet most profound piece of advice I could give was this: get enough sleep! Science has proven that insufficient sleep can affect your … Continue reading

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Was Lady Gaga “Body Shamed”

The following is my opinion.  Opinions are like birthdays- everybody has one. Lady Gaga is a thin and fit woman.  When she came out on stage in that opening outfit, a silver leotard, she looked flawless.  When she stripped down … Continue reading

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve is my favorite holiday. Most any other night, my evenings are pretty vanilla: dinner, dishes, pajamas by 9. But the conclusion of 365 days warrants ending the chapter with glitz and glamour. It’s a celebration for another … Continue reading

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Disgusting

Alicia Machado won a beauty pageant then gained weight. It’s not disgusting. It’s not piggish. Who knows what she was dealing with, besides a bully on her back (obviously). I, Brook Benten, too, weighed almost 160-pounds in 2004, in the … Continue reading

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LochteGate

Today is just another day that you’d rather be Michael Phelps than Ryan Lochte. The story that’s overshadowing bigger Rio Olympic news is how Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up the truth of drunken debauchery … Continue reading

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The Road to BHAG

It has been a full week.  My heart is full from meetings with friends, new and old, that make life rich and work meaningful. July 14-17, 2016 was the IDEA World Fitness Convention.  I led two sessions to huge groups … Continue reading

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For the Love

I don’t know when, as women, we start telling ourselves that good enough isn’t good enough. I know it’s not just me, or the company I keep. It’s women. If we have kids, we’re quick assume that every other mother … Continue reading

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