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Aim for the Stars: Rewarding and Recognizing Your Efforts

the constellation Leo

When I see a picture of a lion, I think about how this magnificent beast has been portrayed throughout history. The lion is a symbol of royalty, majestic strength, and courage. The next signpost, Leo the Lion (one of the … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: To Burn or Not To Burn

the constellation Fornax

“Eat less; move more to lose weight.” Sounds simple, but it’s not very accurate. This is why the next signpost is extremely important. The constellation Fornax isn’t associated with any mythology. Its name means “furnace,” and how a furnace works … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Body Shaping

the constellation Sculptor

As we continue on our journey to a healthier lifestyle, traveling by Cetus and Cygnus, there is one more signpost available to guide us on body image. Fat shaming and the desire to expose the beauty within may lead to … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Beauty Within

the constellation Cygnus

As we continue on our quest, we can see the next signpost that will help us combat the negativity of Cetus. Remember that family member who told me I was just as good as the next person? Well, the next … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Projected Societal Pressures

the constellation Cetus

The next few signposts on our journey may be uncomfortable. Some may be controversial. However, they are out there and they need to be discussed and understood. Growing up as a person struggling with obesity isn’t easy. I know this … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Join Around the Table

the constellation Mensa

We never seem to have enough time. My dad would always say, “With all these modern conveniences, you’d think people would have more time.” I can’t explain why we seem to be so rushed. However, it’s important to try to … Continue reading

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Aim for the Stars: Physical Activity

the constellation Hercules

The path to a healthier way of life includes another signpost that some may embrace and others may not. Watching our portions and how we get our calories isn’t enough. Participating in some type of physical activity is important to … Continue reading

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