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How YOU Doin'?

Dear Friends, A couple of days ago I sent out quite a long "letter" to you. Thank you for reading it and if you couldn't get all the way through it, here's a recap: This past summer I was distressed to realize I had gained almost 40 pounds over the last few years. As I looked for a solution I was introduced to a Program that seemed a little "weird" at first, however I had the "gift of desperation" and decided to give it a try. I've been so happy with this system, created by a physician who wanted to help his patients get healthy, I'm now a coach. I love the wholistic approach to living my best life through healthy habits. I also love the fact that I've let go of 25 pounds and am sure I'll get rid of 10 or 15 more and I feel awesome. I am excited about helping others feel better and taking charge of their overall well-being. Let's face it -- this is that time of year when we are inundated by ads to lose weight. Traditionally, New Year's resolutions are often centered around getting in shape with an emphasis on taking off the pounds. There is everything from the crazy to the sublime and most of us anticipate deprivation, at the very least. Mostly we think about everything we're going to give up and we dread it. What a crummy way to approach something! Yes, it's time to re-evaluate. We can't continue to eat fast food, sit on the couch most of the day and binge on Netflix or (even worse!) CNN and other activities that aren't serving us. So what does that mean?

I like to conjure the image of Joey Tribbiani from Friends. Joey was sweet, flirtatious, and basically harmless. His "line" was, "How YOU doin'?" and I always felt like he really wanted to know. This might feel like a stretch, but humor me -- he was hoping to open the door to what was next. In his case, it probably, at first, meant a romp in bed with him. It also implied a good time and as the show went on over ten seasons(!), we realized that Joey wanted a real relationship just as much as any of the characters. Life is often unpredictable, even though we try to put in safeguards. This past year knocked us for a loop. The "Freshman 15" was replaced by the "COVID 19". It wasn't just the weight, though. Many of our previous, healthy coping mechanisms fell by the wayside and the more harmful ones took over. So, how YOU doin'? For just a moment, put aside the fact that your clothes don't fit. How is ...

  • the quality of your sleep?

  • your activity level/ability?

  • your energy?

  • your mood/mind?

  • your environment?

  • your overall health, including blood pressure and blood sugar?

Wouldn't you like to feel better? I would love for you to feel better! I can help you find a way to have a new relationship with yourself and with life. It might feel like a stretch sometimes, but you won't be doing it alone. If any of this has rung a bell for you, text or email me and we can set up a chat. Email:

Let's connect and see what's possible for YOU!

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

is a sassy Queen-ager whose mission is to co-create a happier, healthier life with and for others.

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