Jun 09

What Do You Do When Life is Insane?

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   Things are about to get (more) insane around here. My kids and grandchildren are all traveling to my house over the next 36 hours. We’ll have 6 adults and 5 kids. It will be loud and chaotic. It will be crazy. It will be amazing. I’ll be knee …

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Jun 03

Alpha Maiden for the Month of June

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   My friend, Jordan, hosts a site designed to inspire, support, and empower women. She puts it this way:   Alpha Maiden‘s Mission is to empower women to become physically strong, mentally tough and to develop the skills and tactics to stay safe.   Jordan asked me to be her …

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May 21

Action Begets Action

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch Is there something you dread preparing for, but actually love, once you’re “doing” it?   I’m currently updating my behavioral profile and organizational leadership course. I’ll be presenting this in a few weeks. Every time a customer asks me to teach this class, I groan. Ugh. Not that…..   …

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May 14

Mother’s Day: It’s Not About Me

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch My husband and I were talking about Mother’s Day, on the plane, yesterday. It generally makes me sad. I can’t talk to my mom because it puts her at risk when I do. Domestic abuse is a very real and immensely complicated thing. Please don’t judge, or give advice. …

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Apr 15

Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend Day 2

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   My second day at the Girls Gone Strong, Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend, in Kirkland, Washington, started early.  I got up at 6 so that I would have time to brush my teeth, get dressed, grab a handful of strawberries on my way out the door, and meet …

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Apr 15

Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend Day 1

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   I’m in Kirkland, Washington at the Girls Gone Strong event: Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend. I try to attend one personal and one professional development event each year. I love to teach but, equally, I love to learn.   It’s been incredible: Seeing old friends and meeting new …

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Mar 09

Don’t Follow “All of the Rules”

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch      I received an email a few days ago from a woman desperate for help.  She’s continued to gain weight and is incredibly frustrated.  She feels trapped.  It occurred to me that the response I sent her might also be of value to other people so I want …

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Jan 11

Making Work More Healthy

Debbie Hatch |  Family & F.I.T. I travel a couple hundred days every year.  Occasionally on road trips but more typically by plane.   Yesterday I flew from DC to Los Angeles.  Many people ask how it’s possible to stay fit with so much travel.   Know what, though?  I don’t think it’s harder for me …

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Jan 10

More Than Just a Body

Debbie Hatch  |  Family & F.I.T.  I’m sharing this with my daughter’s permission.  We’ve been talking a lot about goals for the coming year.   Professional. Educational.  Personal. Health – body, mind, and soul.   These are Jessica’s thoughts about her health goal and I couldn’t be more proud:  about her statement, her feelings, her …

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Jan 06

What’s Your Nutritional Plan?

Debbie Hatch  |  Family & F.I.T.   Between posting my dive photo for #GGSFlawless, yesterday, and a question asked in one of the forums I follow. “What nutrition plan does everybody follow?” I’ve been thinking a lot about nutritional habits.   I’ve written down everything I eat for as long as I can remember. I …

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