Nov 21

This BS About Surviving the Holidays

Debbie Hatch  |  Family & F.I.T. The days are shorter.  There’s a nip in the air; although I have to say it seems warmer, everywhere I’ve been recently, than is typical.  The airports were packed yesterday. It’s the week of Thanksgiving.  Already. First, let me say this. Many people struggle through the holiday season.  Some …

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Nov 20

No, I’m Not a Jerk But Pay Attention Please

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch As I write this, I feel a strong need to defend myself.  I’m not posting this to be a jerk. I’m not posting this because I’m judging my seat mate. Truly.  I’m not.  I’m posting this because you’ve asked for my help.         I’ve said a …

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Nov 15

Was I a Grizzly Bear in a Previous Life?

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch I went out to eat tonight. I was going to say “after a long day” but that’s not really true. It just seems like a long day because the sun was already setting when I walked out of the classroom. I didn’t need to go out for dinner. There’s …

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Oct 29

All Usually Leads to Nothing

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch   There are very few things in life that should be looked at in absolute terms. Always.  Never.  100% or Nothing.     There are some, of course. When I was helping supervisors write job performance standards, it was okay not to let the Pharmacist kill, through the improper …

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Oct 24

How Do I Juggle Chainsaws? How Can You?

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch    This week I am studying for my Virginia State Health, Life & Annuity Certification. It’s a pretty big deal, has cost me a lot of money and I really want to pass.  The test is Friday morning.   I will be traveling 22 out of 30 days in …

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Oct 15

3 Tips to Make Success a Little More Likely

Family & F.I.T. | Debbie Hatch As my husband and our mini schnauzer slept “in” this morning, I got up early to make a coffee and reflect on the past week. There were three lessons that I was reminded of and I’d like to share them with you.  Three things I think are applicable to …

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Oct 10

I Am Power(Ful)

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   ** I spent the weekend, and half of today, at I Am Power – an annual empowerment and self-defense retreat for women hosted by Jarrett Arthur & Jennie Trower and Erin Brown.   Let me give you some background for how I, personally, arrived here.  In a nutshell, I was physically …

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Oct 01

I Have No Will to Fight

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch   I saw a meme in my FB feed yesterday.  While I fully understand what they are trying to say, I disagree with the basic premise, so I’ve made some edits.   Yes, I have some scars. Who doesn’t?   Yes, I’ve been through some things. Who hasn’t?   …

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Aug 21

“Enjoying Yourself” Doesn’t Mean Eating to the Point of Being Miserable

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch “I’ve been doing well on my nutrition but I’m going out to eat with my family on Saturday. I’m worried about it. How can I stay on track?” First. *** Enjoy time with your family. *** Talk. Laugh. Don’t worry too much about the food. Now, that doesn’t mean …

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Jul 30

All Bars are Not Created Equal

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch I’ve seen vending machines that contain protein bars and drinks popping up in various gyms. This is great from the perspective of convenience. As is always the case though, it’s a good idea to read the label and be aware of what you’re consuming. I bought both of these …

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